Adult Day Care
Adult Day Care Support, For When You Need Assistance
WHAT IS ADULT DAY CARE?
Adult daycare is typically a non-residential facility that supports the health, nutritional, social, and daily living needs of adults in a professionally staffed, group setting.
Normally, adult day care is used to relieve the caregiver or his or her duties for the day while ensuring that the care recipient will still receive the proper care in a safe, friendly environment. These centers usually operate during normal business hours five days a week, and some centers also offer additional services during evenings and weekends. Currently, there are more than 4,000 of these programs operating in the United States.
Adult Day Care Service:
Some benefits that the care recipient can receive from an Adult Day Care Service include:
It allows him or her to stay in his or her community while the caregiver goes to work
It gives him or her a break from the caregiver
It provides needed social interaction
It provides greater structure to his or her daily activities
Adult Day Care Options
There are primarily 3 main types of adult day care centers: those that focus primarily on social interaction, those that provide medical care, and those who focus on Alzheimer’s care.
Many of these facilities are affiliated with other organizations, including home care agencies, skilled nursing facilities, medical centers, or other senior service providers.
Assistance with eating, taking medicines, toileting, and/or walking
Educational programs or mental stimulation
Health monitoring (e.g., blood pressure, food or liquid intake)
Preparation of meals and snacks
Therapy (occupational, physical, speech, etc.)
While adult day care can be a great resource for caregivers, many refuse to consider this option. There can be resentment in participating in such a program. Many feel guilty at the thought of leaving their loved ones in another person’s care. When it works correctly, however, adult day care can improve the care recipient’s overall behaviour and provide the caregiver with much-needed time off. Often this type of care is flexible and catered to the needs of the client.
Live In Care Giver:
For the client who is frail and struggles to manage things on their own. This could be an illness or just old age. Assistance with personal care is provided at this level:
Clients confined to their beds
Incontinence Care, Catheter Care or Continence Support