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Why Enroll Your Senior in Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care centers are designed for older adults who can no longer manage independently or for those who may live alone and are isolated and lonely. In addition, these active centers provide respite for caregivers who are on-hand to manage the daily chores that the senior may no longer be able to do.

What’s more, adult day care has a planned program of activities that promotes well-being in a safe and supportive environment. Most adult day care centers are just that – they operate during the daytime hours, Monday through Friday. Nutritious meals and an afternoon snack are served and special diets can be accommodated.

While one of the main objectives for adult day centers is to provide mental and social stimulation for seniors who may not be fortunate enough to have this on a routine basis, a secondary goal is to provide caregivers with an essential break from the emotionally and physically demanding job of care giving.

Adult day care focuses on enrichment and their activities’ program may include arts and crafts, music, discussion groups, gentle exercise, mentally stimulating games.

Find an Adult Day care Center in Massachusetts by visiting the Aurum Network's Website at http://aurumnetwork.com/index.php

The Aurum Network is a cooperative alliance in which the provider members utilize and share their technical expertise, leadership skills, best practices and problem-solving experiences in order to advance the network’s gold standard of care and consistently improve the services they present to consumers.

Membership in the network is limited to a special group of providers who continually strive to maintain and even exceed the Aurum standard of excellence in the senior-care services they offer. All Aurum members are recognized leaders and industry standard-setters, and they are driven by the network’s unmatched commitment to quality, responsiveness and value in short- or long-term care and services.

We welcome your inquiry and the opportunity to be of service to you.

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Why Enroll Your Senior in Adult Day Care

  1. 1. Why Enroll Your Senior in Adult Day Care? www.aurumnetwork.com
  2. 2. www.aurumnetwork.com Adult Day Care centers are designed for older adults who can no longer manage independently or for those who may live alone and are isolated and lonely. In addition, these active centers provide respite for caregivers who are on-hand to manage the daily chores that the senior may no longer be able to do.
  3. 3. www.aurumnetwork.com What’s more, adult day care has a planned program of activities that promotes well-being in a safe and supportive environment. Most adult day care centers are just that – they operate during the daytime hours, Monday through Friday. Nutritious meals and an afternoon snack are served and special diets can be accommodated.
  4. 4. www.aurumnetwork.com While one of the main objectives for adult day centers is to provide mental and social stimulation for seniors... who may not be fortunate enough to have this on a routine basis, a secondary goal is to provide caregivers with an essential break from the emotionally and physically demanding job of caregiving.
  5. 5. There are operating regulations set by each state in the U.S., and the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) also offers advice in its Standards and Guidelines for Adult Care. Their recommendations include a staffing ratio of 1:6 (staff to senior), depending on the level of impairment of the partici- pants. Most adult day care center staff includes an activi- ties director (and assistants), program assistants who help with personal care, a social worker, a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN), and a director. www.aurumnetwork.com
  6. 6. An adult day care center differs from an adult day health care, which requires a health assessment by a physician. Adult day health care (ADHC) often provides therapies, such as physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy or may have services for seniors with memory loss or dementia. www.aurumnetwork.com
  7. 7. www.aurumnetwork.com Adult day care focuses on enrichment & their activities’ program may include... arts and crafts, music, discussion groups, gentle exercise, mentally stimulat- ing games, and...
  8. 8. www.aurumnetwork.com Seniors who are physically or cognitively challenged but do not require 24-hour supervision can benefit from the activities an adult day care center provides. Those who are mobile (with the assistance of cane, walker or wheelchair) and continent are good candi- dates for adult day care. Loved ones who are lonely can benefit from the social stimulation an adult day care center provides.
  9. 9. www.aurumnetwork.com The National Adult Day Services Association can help with information on what questions to ask when searching for the right adult day care center and what to look for when visiting a potential center for your loved one.
  10. 10. Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers Aurum member nursing and rehabilitation centers provide a wide range of high quality medical services including: • Postacute care • Short-term rehabilitation • Respite care • Hospice care • Long-term care Working with each resident and their family members, staff will customize a plan to maximize both self-motivation and func- tional independence. You or your loved one will be in an atmosphere of warmth, respect and understanding. Find an Aurum Member Facility in your Area

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