We are an a day center licensed by the Department of Social Services. Our staff has been carefully selected and trained and have passed Department of Justice background check. At Daycation for Seniors activity center, we offer a combined 30 years of helping and caring for the needs of the elderly. With our energy and passion for life, we strive to renew enthusiasm for life into the hearts of our participants.
Your Daycation center is where you will feel a great feeling of community, hope, and joy for your loved ones. For your free tour of Daycation for Seniors please call us.
Paul Kelly - President, Administrator
Yvonne Mitchell - Assistant Administrator, Activity Director
What is the Daycation for Seniors activity day center?
Daycation activity day center is designed to provide care for seniors who need assistance or supervision during the day. The day program also gives respite to family members and caregivers. This allows them the freedom to go to work, take care of personal business or just relax while knowing their loved one is well cared for and safe.
The goals of the program are to delay or prevent moving them to a higher level of care and to engage them in socialization and enhance their self-esteem. Daycation social daycare provides social activities, meals and recreation.
Our participants generally take part in the program on a scheduled basis and the services that are offered may include the following:
- respite care
- medication management
How does Daycation for Seniors activity center operate?
We are open Monday – Friday, 8:00am - 5:30pm
The staff may monitor medications, serve hot catered lunch and snacks, and arrange social activities.
8 Reasons Why Meaningful Activites Are Important in Dementia
Meaningful activities - those that engage the person's attention and connect with their interests - are critical in the provision of care for those with dementia. Consider the following eight reasons why it's important to offer a variety of meaningful activities for people living with dementia:
Providing activities that engage the brain is good for all of us, and all the more so for people who are living with dementia. In fact, some research has suggested that a structured activity program can slow down the progression of Alzheimer's or even improve cognitive functioning immediately and up to three months following the activity program.
Physical Activity and General Health
Some activity programs involve physical movement, which can benefit the body and the brain. Remaining physically active can prevent other health problems and maintain daily functioning and mobility. Research on physical exercise for those diagnosed with dementia has demonstrated significantly improved cognitive functioning.
Activities facilitate socialization, an important aspect of mental health. If people don't have the opportunity to interact socially with each other, they can feel lonely, isolated or depressed.
Improved Sleep Habits
Activities can provide a routine for the day, which can in turn improve sleeping at night. If a loved one sits in a chair all day and does not participate in any type of activity, it's likely she'll fall asleep serveral times throughout the day. This dozing off can interrupt good sleep patterns since the person received some of their sleep during the daytime naps. Providing activities, and ones that engage and have meaning for the individual, helps minimize napping during the day and encourage a better night of sleep instead.
Minimize Behavioral Challenges
A study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Society demonstrated a significant decrease in challenging behaviors such as shadowing, repetitive questioning, agitaion, and argumentative interactions when activities that were of interest and at the right skill level were offered to people with dementia. Many other studies have shown similar benefits of meaningful activities.
Improvement in Self-Esteem
Self-esteem - how people feel about themselves - often takes a beating when someone has Alzheimer's or other dementias. Especially in the early stages when people are aware that they are having memory problems, feelings of incompetence, depression, and anxiety are common. Offering someone an activitiy to do can be an encouragement to them by giving them something to do by which they can experiance success and enjoyment.
Decrease Depression and Anxiety
Engaging people with dementia in activities can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Multiple studies have demonstrated an improvement in depression and anxiety through the provision of structured activity programs, and some have even shown that improvement to continue for up to six months after the study was concluded.
If the benefits listed above are not enough to convince you that meaningful activities are important, consider the benefit the caregiver experiances. If your loved one is actively engaged, you will spend less time responding to problematic behaviors and more time enjoying postive interactions with your family memeber.