Adult Day Care Centre

 

With life expectancy rising, more and more of us find we need assistance as we age. SADACCA Healthcare’s Adult day care center is designed for older adults who can no longer manage independently, or who are isolated and lonely. They enable seniors to socialize with others while still receiving needed care services. At the same time, they offer carers a break from caregiving duties while knowing that their loved one is in good hands.

 

What is an adult day care centre?

 

Adult day care is a planned program of activities designed to promote well-being though social and health-related services. Adult day care centres operate during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, in a safe, supportive, cheerful environment. Nutritious meals that accommodate special diets are typically included, along with an afternoon snack.

The intent of SADACCA Healthcare’s adult day centres is primarily two-fold:

  • To provide older adults an opportunity to get out of the house and receive both mental and social stimulation

  • To give carers a much-needed break in which to attend to personal needs, or simply rest and relax

Services provided by our adult day care centre…

 

SADACCA Healthcare’s adult day care center’s goals will focus on enriching the participants’ lives, building upon their skills, knowledge, and unique abilities and strengths. Below are some of the activities that may be available:

  • Arts and crafts

  • Musical entertainment and sing-a-longs

  • Mental stimulation games such as bingo

  • Stretching or other gentle exercises

  • Discussion groups (books, films, current events)

  • Holiday and birthday celebrations

  • Local outings

Besides recreational activities, we provide transportation to and from the center, social services including counseling and support groups for carers, and health support services such as blood pressure monitoring and vision screening.

 

Benefits of adult day care

 

SADACCA Healthcare’s Adult day care offers a win/win situation for everyone in the family—not only the client or member who attends the program, but also for the family member who has primary responsibility as carer. At SHC we provide a much-needed respite for the carer, affording a break from the physical demands and stress of providing round-the-clock care.

For the participant, an adult day care center’s benefits can be extensive:

  • A safe, secure environment in which to spend the day

  • Enjoyable and educational activities

  • Improvement in mental and physical health

  • Enhanced or maintained level of independence

  • Socialization and peer support

  • Nutritious meals and snacks

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