Adult Day Care Center Frequency Asked Questions
Q: What is Adult Day Care?
A: Adult day care is a sensible alternative to full- time residential care. The specially trained staff at the Memorial Adult Day Care Center provides supervised recreational and therapeutic programs for adults during the day. The structured activities are geared to stimulate both the minds and the bodies of the participants.
The goal of the Memorial Adult Day Care Center is to help keep adults at home as long as possible by offering companionship and care for our participants and relief for their caregivers during the day. We are dedicated to maintaining - and often improving - the functional levels of our participants to help make life more enjoyable for everyone involved.
Q: Who can attend?
A: The Memorial Adult Day Care Center is available to those individuals who should not be left alone during the day because they are confused, suffer memory loss, have a physical handicap or have a medical condition which requires supervision.
A personal interview is conducted by a registered nurse to evaluate the functional, emotional and mental status of the individual to determine if the program is appropriate.
Q: What Health Services are available?
A: While each program participant must continue to be seen by his or her personal physician, the Memorial Adult Day Care Center offers select health services, including:
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Exercise classes
- Individual/family information and referrals
- Individual nursing assessment
- Medication supervision
- Nutrition monitoring and counseling
- Personal care assistance and classes
Q: What type of therapeutic or recreational activities are offered?
A: A typical day's activities might include:
- Adult education
- Community outings
- Discussion groups
- Exercise therapy
- Music and dancing
- Pet therapy
- Recreational activities
- Relaxation therapy
Programs are designed for the individual needs of the participants. The safe, pleasant environment promotes a feeling of belonging and encourages participation. A hot noon meal is served in a social dining atmosphere, often improving appetites.
Q: Is there a support group for caregivers?
A: The Memorial Adult Day Care Center offers a support group for caregivers, which is open to the public. Information and referrals to community services are offered free of charge as well.
Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: The Memorial Adult Day Care Center is open weekdays from 7:30am to 6pm.
Q: Where are you located?
A: The Memorial Adult Day Care Center is located five blocks east of US 1 just South of Layne Boulevard. The entrance is at the east side of the building. MAP
Q: What's your rate schedule?
A: Full Day $80.00/per day (includes lunch)
Half Day $40.00/per day (includes lunch)
If you or someone you know would like more information about this valuable community service, or if you would like to preview the Memorial Adult Day Care Center, please call us at (954) 276-9880.