What is Greenacres Adult Day Care?

content imageGreenacres Adult Day Care is designed to provide care and companionship for seniors who need assistance or supervision during the day. The program offers relief to family members or caregivers and allows them the freedom to go to work, handle personal business or just relax while knowing their relative is well cared for and safe.

The goals of the programs are to delay or prevent institutionalization by providing alternative care, to enhance self-esteem and to encourage socialization. Greenacres Adult Day Care social day care provides social activities, meals, recreation and some health-related services. Social services for individuals with severe medical problems and those at risk of requiring nursing home care.

Seniors generally take part in the program on a scheduled basis and the services that are offered may include the following:

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  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Evening care
  • Exercise
  • Health screening
  • Meals
  • Medical care
  • Physical therapy
  • Recreation
  • Respite care
  • Socialization
  • Supervision
  • Transportation
  • Medication Management

How Greenacres Adult Day Care Operate?

Greenacres Adult Day Care is open Mon-Fri 7am-6pm. The staff may monitor medications, serve hot meals and snacks, perform physical or occupational therapy, and arrange social activities. They also may help to arrange transportation to and from the center itself.

Who Can Benefit From Adult Day Care?

content imageThe following case study is an example of a senior who may need adult day care services, both for his own well being and that of his family caregivers:

Paul is 69 years old and recently suffered a stroke. He needs some care and supervision so he lives with his son and daughter-in-law, David and Kira. However, because David and Kira both work, they need help to care for Paul during the day. They found a solution to their problem by having Kira drop off Paul at the local adult day care center in the morning, and having David pick him up when he gets off work in the evening. Greenacres Adult Day Care center monitors Paul’s medications and offers him lunch, some physical therapy, and a chance to socialize with other seniors.

Where Can I Learn More About Local Services?

content imageTo find out more about the specific adult day care centers where you live, you will want to contact your local aging information and assistance provider or area agency on aging (AAA). The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging (at 1-800-677-1116 or http://www.eldercare.gov) can help connect you to these agencies.

The National Adult Day Services Association is a good source for general information about adult day care centers and programs. They can help you link to a state adult day care association. It can be reached by calling the toll-free telephone number 1-877-745-1440 or by going to http://www.nadsa.org.

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