Adult Day Care Centres
With life expectancy rising, more and more of us find we need assistance as we age. SYCS’s Adult day care centers are 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 caregivers a break from caregiving duties while knowing that their loved one is in good hands.
What is an adult day care center?
Adult day care is a planned program of activities designed to promote well-being though social and health-related services. Adult day care centers 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 SY Care & Support’s adult day centers 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 caregivers a much-needed break in which to attend to personal needs, or simply rest and relax
Services provided by our adult day care centers
SY Care & support’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 exercise
- 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 caregivers, and health support services such as blood pressure monitoring and vision screening.
Benefits of adult day care
SY Care & Support’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 caregiver. At SYCS we provide a much-needed respite for the caregiver, 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
One of the benefits of our group home is to increase the independence of residents. Our staff members teach residents daily living and self-care skills, providing as little assistance as possible. Daily living skills include meal preparation, laundry, housecleaning, home maintenance, money management, and appropriate social interactions. Self-care skills include bathing or showering, dressing, toileting, eating, and taking prescribed medications.
Staff also assure that residents receive necessary services from community service providers, including medical care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, vocational training, and educational services.
The surroundings and living environment is designed with our residents in mind they are able to decide on the color scheme for their rooms.
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