Deciding to go to adult day center can be a daunting task for many seniors and their families. There are many factors to consider when choosing if a day service facility is the right choice, such as how it will affect their quality of life and how it will benefit them. Most adult day centers are designed to provide a variety of activities and services that will help them live a more independent and satisfying life.
What are the benefits of adult day services?
An adult day service might delay or prevent your loved one from needing to move to a long-term residential care facility. The service’s programs can encourage your loved one to spend time with others, and supervised activities might improve daily living skills. Even if your loved one has dementia, he or she might be able to enjoy music, simple activities and being surrounded by friends.
Beyond providing social opportunities, an adult day service can serve as a safe and familiar place for your loved one to receive health services.
Mayo Clinic Staff, “Adult day service: What you need to know”, accessed March 12, 2020
As part of Bethesda’s adult day-service program, Day Break, we offer a daily solution for those who need extra assistance during the day, as well as respite for caregivers.
Adult day services include:
- Stimulating activities designed to increase physical strength/endurance and cognitive abilities
- Nutritionally balanced meals
- Social and recreational activities
- Interest-based, small group activities
- Community resource education and linkage
- Health monitoring and education
Other services available:
- Bathing and hair care
- Nursing staff
- Medication administration
- Physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Chaplain services
Socialization and familiar activities are integrated into this program to enhance quality of life.
Health screenings and monitoring are provided by an on-site nursing staff as well as individualized plans of care, in a safe and relaxing environment. On-site meals and transportation are included in the daily rate. Funding sources include county waivers, long-term care insurance, and other sources, Dedicated staff assists with finding the appropriate funding.