Is a Day Center for you?
Over the past decade, many adults find themselves providing care for a spouse or aging family member, working full-time, and/or caring for their own family and themselves. This can quickly become overwhelming.
Most people are familiar with the traditional options, such as nursing home placement or an in-home care company. But there is a third option. Adult Day Centers provide care in a community-based setting, with transportation, meals, social stimulation, activities, support for personal cares (ADL’s), and medication and health management.
Adult Day Centers:
- Are more affordable than in-home services.
- Provide much needed socialization in the community.
- Allow caregivers to work and/or have respite time to themselves.
- Help members age in place, delaying nursing home admission.
- Reduce hospital re-admissions and emergency room visits.
Then & Now Adult Day Center is built on the foundation of person-centered care. We use respect and empowerment to restore a member’s personhood. It is their life stories, their interests and their abilities that drive the program. To ensure that we maximize each member’s day to the fullest, rather than placing individuals in existing activities or classes, members plan with staff to determine what it means to be well and what is needed to achieve wellness, making their day exactly what they want it to be.
Our classes, clubs, and activities are always evolving, based on our members. Additionally, all of our offerings are adapted to be accessible to all members. Activities that members can choose from include:
- Fiction and Non-Fiction Book Club
- Senior Park Rangers
- Large and small group music
- Computer and technology courses
- Animal therapy
And so much more!
In addition to programming and community-based activities, our center resembles a community space, including a bookstore, clothing store, home goods store, and market. Furniture, lighting, dishware, utensils, and decor are all specially-designed to promote comfort, independence, and engagement for our members.