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Dementia and Alzheimers: Should you consider Adult Day Care as an option?

The onset of Dementia or Alzheimer's can be extremely stressful & distressing especially to our elders. Some do not even know it is happening to them.

Have you heard of Adult Day Care?

Adult Day Care is a highly sought-after professional service provided by registered retirement homes which mostly operate from 8am to 5pm (Business Hours). At Golden Roots Elder Care Centre SS3 PJ (GRECC), we provide Day Care 7 days a week.

In general, there are a few types of Adult Day Care models: those that focus primarily on social interaction, those that provide medical care, and those dedicated to Dementia & Alzheimer’s care. The average participant in this type of program is a 76-year-old female who lives with a spouse, adult children, or other family or friends. About 50 percent of these individuals have some form of cognitive impairment and more than half require assistance with at least two daily living activities.

"Noooo..I cant do this. Mum & Dad would resent participating in programs like these and I would feel guilty leaving them there".

We have to face it. We all age with time. There will come a day where we might not be able to perform daily tasks like how we used to. This is the process of life. There is absolutely nothing wrong in getting our elders to participate in Adult Day Care programs. After all, it is for half a day, and it is packed with exciting activities for them and not to mention, immense care too!

GRECC's Adult Day Care facilities can provide a variety of services and activities, including:

  • Assistance with eating, taking medicines, toileting, and/or walking

  • Counseling

  • Educational programs or mental stimulation

  • Exercise programs

  • Health monitoring (e.g., blood pressure, food or liquid intake)

  • Podiatry care

  • Preparation of meals and snacks

  • Social activities

  • Therapy (occupational, physical, speech, etc.)

  • Transportation services

Social activities in GRECC's Adult Day Care include:

  • Crafts

  • Cooking

  • Exercise

  • Field trips

  • Games

  • Gardening

  • Holiday parties

  • Music therapy

  • Pet therapy

  • Relaxation techniques

So much so, once they join our program, they never want to leave!

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How can Adult Day Care help with Dementia and Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer’s and Dementia often lead to a decrease in social contact and even isolation. That can be detrimental to one’s health and cause depression. At GRECC, we customize outings and "playtime" which is modified for the cognitively impaired. We have visiting consultants that come in to access the participants. Our nurses and caregivers are well trained to handle stressful situations. Each center offers different services. You can also expect diversity in our daily activities. This is to keep Elders engaged with meaningful activity and warm friendships.

These activities can vary from light exercises to outings and games. People with Alzheimer’s can also have access to therapy, arts, and mental exercise programs.One of the important factors of health is Nutrition. At GRECC, we have lots of options for meals. Typically, therapeutic dietary needs are met in consultation with the physician and nursing staff. This way, everyone is satisfied, regardless of dietary needs.Besides numerous activities participants can take part in, there is also the social aspect. Your loved one will form new bonds. Surrounded by friends, they can try out new things, chat and have fun with other senior citizens. Companionship is priceless. Your loved one can form many new relationships while staying safe and healthy at the center.

Give it a try. You will never know. They might be hesitant in the beginning but eventually, would be thankful to you for introducing them to Adult Day Care. Picture yourself attending school on the first day. Nervous but excited, then even our parents cannot stop us from going to school. It's fun especially when you meet the right kind of friends with the same wavelength which is definitely not possible if they are at home.

To those who are interested, drop us a call or Whatsapp message @ +6010 881 8806 / +6016 338 1129 or click on this link to get connected immediately . Dementia and Alzheimer's progresses with time. Act fast.

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