Adult Care Centers have been increasing in popularity as the baby boomer generation hits the retirement age. These facilities provide a place where, during the day, seniors can be cared for and have the opportunity to spend time with other seniors. These centers are great at keeping seniors motivated and energized. They provide opportunities for seniors to engage in social activities while being cared for in a comfortable environment.
Adult Care Centers, also known as Adult Day Programs and Adult Day Services help to empower seniors by promoting a social and more active environment for the elderly. These centers often provide a needed respite for families with seniors, that are no longer fully independent, by taking care of their needs and providing a helping hand with the tasks that seniors may require.
Different Adult Care Centers offer varying levels of activities and services. Before registering a senior for an Adult Care Program you should guarantee that they provide the services you are looking for.
Services may include:
- Hot meals
- Therapeutic and social programing
- Recreational activities
- Hairdressing and Barbering
- Physician directed health assessments
- Exercise programs
The Adult Day Programs are generally rated highly, and well received by families and seniors alike. The pricing for these services can vary significantly by center, and in parts of Canada the government even subsides these programs reducing the cost for individual families. If you are interested, calling or researching your local center online can give you the specific information needed to make decisions.
Adult Care Centers are yet another way the sandwich generation is evolving to meet the demands of the older generations. We continually need to find new ways to provide quality care to our families when they need it. BookJane staff are dependable, qualified caregivers, and can be found working in Adult Day Services. We have seen it make a difference for some of our customers, and fully endorse this service for the families and centers. However, there are still many circumstances where care is needed outside of these services. These include times where one is not up to going to the center, the center is closed, or they have appointments outside of the center. In some cases the transportation, or unfamiliar environments can be uncomfortable or unsettling for vulnerable individuals. Additionally, the centers in your area may not be able to provide the necessary services. In these circumstances, know that you can rely on BookJane for trusted on-demand care.