The Role of the Adult Day Center

Where can an aging adult go to socialize, laugh, sing, exercise, receive health care and eat well balanced, nutritious meals? Many adult day centers offer these benefits and more for aging adults who require additional assistance during the day due to health reasons. Currently there are 4,600 adult day centers in the United States serving approximately 260,000 aging adults, younger persons with disabilities, and caregivers. Estimates show a 63% increase in the number of people

Adult Day Services Keeps Seniors Independent Longer

Adult Day Center services may be the perfect fit for you and your loved one if you are identifying that additional care is needed as independence inevitably declines. They offer necessary supervision during the day with the participant returning home, where they feel most comfortable, at the end of the day. Adult Day Centers provide meaningful activities, an opportunity for socialization amongst peers, medication management, meals, necessary support and supervision. These services empower older adults

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

It’s very difficult when your loved one has been diagnosed with Dementia because there are so many questions surrounding that news. And now you find yourself in the position of caregiver which can be difficult and overwhelming especially if you’re still working and have a family. One of the most important things to remember is you’re not alone. In 2017, 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia’s provided an estimated

End-of-Life Care – Start the Conversation Today

The final chapter of our lives can be filled with difficult and emotional decisions. A rapid decline in health or an emergency can prompt family members and health care professionals to have to make critical end-of-life care choices. Our personal intentions can get lost during these often-hurried situations. According to a survey conducted by The Conversation Project, 90 percent of Americans believe talking about end-of-life care with loved ones is important, yet 27 percent of

5 Caregiving Resolutions for 2018

As a busy caregiver, it can be all too easy to let your own well-being take a backseat to your loved one’s needs. Here are five caregiving resolutions I encourage you to adopt – and keep – in 2018 and beyond: 1. I will ask for help. Caregiver burnout is real. When you find yourself overwhelmed, sad or isolated, ask family members to cover for you while you run errands, meet a friend for lunch

When To Utilize Adult Day Services

“When is the best time to consider adult day care services for someone I care about?” That is a question often asked by caregivers and family members who are concerned about someone’s safety and well-being. The answer is simple: If you are concerned, then the time is now. If you find yourself asking if it’s time for additional caregiving services, then generally the answer leads to yes. A comprehensive health care plan for someone who