What do you want for yourself as you age?
We all hope to grow old gracefully. No one wants to be shuffled off to a nursing home; Or, live apart from family, friends, and familiar surroundings. We all want to live as independently as possible for as long as possible. But sometimes, we need help.
Adult Daycare is a program that can prevent or delay institutionalization; it provides relief for family caregivers; and, it helps older people to maintain and enhance personal relationships. If the prospect of sending a family member to a nursing home is looming large, take a look at daycare. It not only costs far less than skilled nursing, it's less confining and a potentially better option.
Adult daycare isn't a single service. It's a variety of medically designed/medically supervised activities aimed at enhancing the functional independence and cognitive abilities of older adults. The games and activities that take place at daycare look simple, but don't be fooled: they have a therapeutic purpose.
If you visit a number of centers, you'll find differences and similarities. When you're choosing a program for someone it's important to find a place/program that best suits the person. CYA facilities, for example, clearly aren't the newest in town. But, clients are well served and comfortable. How do you know a good fit? Take a tour; ask questions; observe the people. Is the place friendly? Is the staff knowledgeable? Some places, CYA included, let people try out the service. Want to know more call us at: 412-621-3342.