Adult Day Centers off a unique service to Alzheimer’s patients, and other adults with supervision needs. These day centers are designed to provide care, and supervision outside of the home. They also promote independence by supporting strengths, and abilities.
Patients are able to enjoy socializing with others while being surrounded by a structured environment. A variety of daily activities are offered. These programs generally include music, fitness, and games as well as reminiscing, discussion, and support groups. Many other programs may also be offered, some tailored specifically for certain age groups.
An adult day center usually has a variety of specialized staff on board. Staffed positions may vary between day centers. Positions usually include nurses, social workers, reception specialists, and music therapists.
Medical needs of all attending patients are top priority. However, it is important to find out if qualified staff is regularly available to handle required medical needs of the patient. For example, a patient may require insulin shots at a specific time. If the only nurse is out to lunch at that time, then there is no one qualified to administer the shot. Communication about medical needs is very important when touring different day facilities.
Adult day centers are available as a helpful tool for caregivers who also have full-time jobs. These facilities give a caregiver peace-of-mind that an Alzheimer’s patient is safe and having a fully involved day. Hours of service can vary between facilities. Some facilities are open extended hours, accommodating caregivers who work abnormal shifts. Days of operation can also vary, with some day centers being available on weekends. Some facilities may provide food and drink as well. Take the time to do your research to find the best fit for caregiver and patient.
Adult day centers provide services as unique as their patients. Many of the recreation tools and medical supplies utilized in these facilities are available for order, at a low price, on our website. Orders for these items can also be placed easily by calling 1-888-687-4334 and speaking with one of our professional Medical Supply Specialists.