Cognitive and Physical Stimulation
We are dedicated in helping our participants enjoy safe and productive days while returning to the comfort and familiarity of home at night. We recognize the importance of cognitive and physical stimulation in sustaining health and happiness of our participants. Therefore, our center offers a wide variety of customized therapeutic activities designed to keep our participants active and engaged throughout the day while providing respite for family caregivers. Our fitness program helps build strength, flexibility and balance through ability-appropriate exercises. We also offer enrichment activities such as painting, ceramics, wood crafts and cooking. These activities improve hand-to-eye coordination, provide outlet for creative expression and build self-esteem. By engaging in word puzzles, reminiscing exercises and discussions of such subjects as art, history, music and current events, seniors receive cognitive stimulation that enhances mental acuity and memory function.
We promote our participants’ ability to remain independent by supplementing the assistance they receive from family caregivers with a unique program of services and activities custom-tailored to their needs and interests.
By engaging in these activities, our participants receive cognitive and physical stimulation that helps to enhance well-being while delaying or preventing deterioration that would necessitate placement in an assisted living facility or nursing home.
One of the things that older people miss the most once they retire or become ill is a sense of purpose, a reason to get up in the morning. Spending day after day at home alone waiting for family or friends to come by can become isolating and can leave your loved one at risk of developing depression. Enrolling your loved one in senior day care can restore a sense of purpose to their lives and give them a reason to be excited about getting up every day.
Many seniors end up not cooking nutritious meals for themselves because they don't want to eat alone, or they don't want to make a full meal just for themselves. Sometimes they don't feel confident using the stove or cooking with heavy pots and pans. When your loved ones are attending our center, you can be confident that they are getting at least one nutritious meal each day and eating in the company of others. When your loved one comes to our adult day center, you can be assured their nutrition is top priority. We provide appetizing, wholesome meals and snacks that are approved by a registered dietician and include provisions for diabetics, vegetarians, sodium-restricted or low-cholesterol diets and other special dietary needs.
Many seniors are capable of staying in their own homes longer if they have periods of supervision — it's being alone 24 hours a day that makes them more likely to have an accident in the home. Getting out of the house and being in a supervised setting with other seniors gives seniors a chance to remain independent longer.
Caring for the Caregiver
The time spent at one of our centers provides respite for you — the caregiver. Don't feel bad about needing time for yourself. You can't be the only support for your elderly loved ones, especially if you have a job or a family of your own. It's ok to say that you need time for yourself. Senior day care can give you the freedom to work all day without having to worry about whether or not your elderly loved ones are safe. Senior day care also gives you the freedom to take care of any errands or other family obligations. Or, you can take a spa day to restore your own mental and physical health. Taking care of yourself is of the utmost importance to be at your best for your loved one.