What is a campus of care?
A campus of care is a term used by seniors’ living and wellness operators to describe a single site which offers different levels of care (e.g., independent living, assisted living and long-term care) at the same location.
Who might a campus of care be a good choice for?
Older adults might choose to move into a campus of care for several reasons:
- A campus can be a great solution for seniors who want to plan ahead for changes in their physical or cognitive abilities. It ensures that a person can remain in the community they choose, but receive more support if their needs change over time.
- This model can be a good option for couples who need different levels of care. Because campuses include an array of services, choosing one can increase the likelihood that two partners will be able live close to each other even when one spouse may need more specialized support. For example, it is not uncommon that one spouse will continue to live in independent living, while the other receives the dementia care they need in a secure long-term care setting.
- They have plenty to offer. As campuses of care are often larger, they typically offer a great range of amenities, programming or events which residents can take advantage of.
Where can you learn more?
You can learn more about commonly used seniors’ living and wellness terms on the glossary section of Route 65’s website. Searchers can also take a look to see what’s available in their community by checking out listings, here.