What is an Old Age/Senior Citizen care center?
Old Age/Senior Citizen daycare is a planned program of activities designed to promote well-being through social and health-related services. Old Age/Senior Citizen day care centers operate during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, in a safe, supportive, cheerful environment. Nutritious meals that accommodate special diets are typically included, along with an afternoon snack.
Old Age/Senior Citizen day care centers can be public or private, non-profit or for-profit. The intent of an Old Age/Senior Citizen day center is primarily two-fold:
- To provide Old Age/Senior Citizen an opportunity to get out of the house and receive both mental and social stimulation.
- To give caregivers a much-needed break in which to attend to personal needs, or simply rest and relax.
Benefits of adult day care.
Kriti Health Care, an Old Age/Senior Citizen day care center provider in Delhi NCR region, summarizes the benefits of Old Age/Senior Citizen daycare well: “Old Age/Senior Citizen daycare offers a win/win situation for everyone in the family—not only the client or member who attends the program but also for the family member who has primary responsibility as caregiver. Old Age/Senior Citizen daycare provides a much-needed respite for the caregiver, affording a break from the physical demands and stress of providing round-the-clock care.”
For the participant, an Old Age/Senior Citizen day care center’s benefits can be extensive:
- A safe, secure environment in which to spend the day.
- Enjoyable and educational activities.
- Improvement in mental and physical health.
- Enhanced or maintained a level of independence.
- Socialization and peer support.
- Nutritious meals and snacks.
Is an Old Age/Senior Citizen daycare center right for me?
Good candidates for Old Age/Senior Citizen day care centers are seniors who:
- Can benefit from the friendship and functional assistance a daycare center offers
- Maybe physically or cognitively challenged but do not require 24-hour supervision
- Are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease
- Are mobile, with the possible assistance of a cane, walker, or wheelchair
- Are continent (in most cases)