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And activity..I also need transportation for him. I'd like there's days a week all day . I need to run errands. Get some things done. And time for me. He on a fixed social security and I'm his caregiver.
Do they have a waiver ?

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Are you associated with a church? In addition to the suggestions above? My congregation held several months of a "dementia friendly" program so we could understand and interact more positively with our elders with dementia. Some of our church programs shifted to have activities for those with dementia - so they aren't so housebound. These are free and volunteers help with transportation.

Also, some of us volunteer to visit home bound people for socializing and the caregiver for the lady I visit with uses the time to get in a quick errand.

Churches also might be a link to other community options for you.
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Where I live there is a dementia club that my mom goes to for three days a week. It is about 6 hours long and Handy Dart (a bus service in Canada) comes and picks her up and drops her off. They do lots of walking and they dance to music in the park. True story lol and when I get videos of her dancing and people telling me how well she is doing in the club....I can't tell you how nice it is to hear good news about her instead of bad news!!! The social aspect has been better for her than any medication she could ever take. There may be something like this in your area check with your social worker or a community office that may know about these sorts of programs.
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Your profile says Dad has dementia. The program my husband participated in was ideal. It was an adult day health program. He went 3 days a week in winter and 2 in summer. A van came and picked him up and brought him home. Good social stimulation, a light breakfast, a hot lunch, games, programs, activities.

Can Dad pay privately for this kind of service? Most of these places accept Medicaid payments, and some offer "scholarships" for low-income folks.

My husband also bowled with a senior league he hooked up with through the local senior center. I took him at first but a woman on the league discovered he lived near her and she picked him up. He was the only one on the league with dementia and they were all very patient with him, and protective.

His other social activity was golf once a week (during out short summer) set up by a local rehabilitation facility. All of the players were handicapped in some way, and each was paired up with a volunteer. It was awesome and really helped him feel like he had a little "normal" life.

I think you are so right to be looking for some social interaction for your father. If it can be something that frees up your time, so much the better! Good luck!
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My friend is hired to visit an old lady, take her shopping etc. a couple days a week. I'd check into that if I were you. care website might be a place to startl But my friend got her job from a referral from the woman who does Meals on Wheels.
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Check your local senior center, they will have all the answers about day programs and transportation. These programs are run at the county level and there are wide differences from county to county.
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