Caring for an elderly family member in the home takes a toll on the caregiver. It can put their own health at risk as the demands of caregiving drain their … read more about Day Care for Seniors
Seniors who cannot be left alone
Visitors to our site typically provide in-home care for one or more elderly family members. In many cases, their loved-ones suffer from various mental or physical disabilities, such that they cannot be safely left alone during the day.
For many families, the cost of in-home nursing care is prohibitive. Hence a family member (usually the spouse or an adult child) is called upon to provide the necessary care and supervision. Daytime supervision can be exhausting. Avoiding burnout is a constant challenge!
Is this your situation?
If so, perhaps a Senior Day Care Center in your area has a solution that would work for you, and your loved one!
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Help for in-home caregivers and their seniors.
A respite for family caregivers
The role of primary in-home caregiver can be very challenging. Attending to the daily needs of a beloved senior may leave one feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Unfortunately this is an all-to-common experience.
Clearly some form of relief is needed for in-home caregivers. This is where Senior Day Services steps in!
Seniors make new friends
They enjoy the company of other seniors. Most Senior Day Care facilities feature age-appropriate social activities and entertainment -- all provided within a safe, nurturing environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Senior Day Care?
This refers to the daytime care of an elderly person who cannot be left unsupervised during the day. Care is provided at an outpatient center where the senior may spend a few hours, or the whole day, with other seniors in a safe, controlled setting. A daytime meal, snacks and group activities are typically offered.
Why do participants require supervision?
They usually suffer from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, or memory loss. Other forms of infirmity may include, chronic depression, loneliness, visual or hearing impairment, physical disability, an injury, or the frailty of advanced age.
What is Adult Day Care?
Adult Day Care involves the daytime care of adults (of any age) who need full-time supervision due to having been disabled by illness, disease, injury, or old age.
Which program is better?
It depends on the needs of the participant. Seniors generally prefer a Senior Day Care facility because they are among other seniors exclusively. Although, if an Adult Day Care center specializes in a particular disability, it may be a better choice for a senior with special needs associated with that disability.
How can I find a Senior Day Care Center in my area?
Click on the “Senior Day Care Directory” link in the menu at the top center of the page. Then click on the appropriate State. You can then proceed to view a list of cities within your state with Senior Day Care Centers. Click on the name of any listing to view more information about that center.Read More FAQs