A new Adult Day Care facility will replace the one currently operating in the George Pearson Centre. It will be located on the main floor of the new Dogwood Lodge and designed to assist seniors to remain at home and avoid/delay admission to residential care. This includes support for individuals with dementia, acquired brain injury and other health concerns.
The Adult Day Care Program will provide a full range of health, social stimulation and therapeutic recreational programs in a supportive, culturally respectful environment. Clients benefit from group interaction and their caregivers have a break, knowing their loved one is safe and cared for.
The Adult Day Care Program team includes a nurse, recreation coordinator, activity workers and volunteers. Clients attend programs appropriate to their capability and interests. Services include:
- Clinical services, including ongoing assessment, rehabilitation and diagnosis
- Transitional care (Step-down) for frail elderly reintegrating into the community after an acute care stay
- Support for people with dementia
- General supports to enable clients to maintain/improve independence, functional capacity and health status so they can remain at home/in the community
- Geriatric chronic disease management by a nurse
- Therapeutic activities such as fall prevention, strength and balance exercises
- Social support to offset isolation that can increase risk
Approximately 20 - 25 clients are expected to attend the program per day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., with a goal to increase the capacity and support more clients over time. This expansion will be achieved through extended hours and the move to weekend support/programs.