Although family members are hesitant and even resistant to placing their loved one with dementia in adult day care or an assisted living facility, these settings offer plenty of engaging and useful activities that can enhance their quality of life.
Seniors do many different daily activities at an Adult Day Care Center. Each Adult Day Care center is different, so, to get a better idea of what goes on after a senior is dropped off at the door, AgingCare visited the Hope center in Ft. Myers.
Common criticisms of adult day care stem from misdirected comparisons to babysitting and institutional care. However, most modern centers are working to dispel these myths by refining their services and encouraging seniors’ independence.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) offer independent living, assisted living, nursing care, rehabilitative services on a single campus to accomodate seniors as they age and their housing and health care needs change.
The benefits of these flexible services are twofold. Your loved one can enjoy social opportunities, activities and added safety, while you are free to work, run errands, attend appointments or savor some respite time.