What are adult daycare centers?
Adult day care centers were developed in the 1970s to provide support to seniors living at home and to offer an alternative to nursing home care. The centers were considered a valuable resource for seniors to "age in place."
It is now generally recognized that staying in a familiar environment, maintaining as much independence as possible, and staying connected to one's community is the best way for senior citizens to enjoy a good quality of life.
Community and care all in one place
Adult daycare health programs enhance the lives of seniors living at home by providing a social community, which many isolated, frail seniors have little access to, along with a comprehensive range of elder care services all in one place, including:
- recreational, social and educational activities
- entertainment and creative arts programs
- fitness programs
- nursing services, medication administration, and personal care
- nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack
- social work services, counseling and family support
- physical, occupational and speech therapy with a doctor's referral
- door-to-door chaircar van transportation
Who do we serve?
Our program staff help participants with a wide range of cognitive and physical needs function at their best, emotionally, physically and intellectually, whether they need nursing care and supervision, or simply socialization and a structured community setting. Our adult daycare centers are located in the Greater Boston area.
The right amount of support
For seniors who are isolated at home and are not coping as well as they could, being at an adult daycare center during the day helps reduce depression and anxiety.
Seniors who suffer from dementia benefit from the structure, stimulation and an accepting environment that a day program provides, which improves sense of well-being and mental alertness.
Adult daycare center programs can also care for seniors with more severe physical limitations such as incontinence, dependence on a wheelchair, Parkinson's, strokes, multiple chronic conditions, etc.
Seniors who have lifelong mental health issues, requiring increased support as they age, may also benefit from adult daycare.