What is adult day care?
Adult day care provides a daytime program for adults with cognitive and physical impairments who might benefit from social stimulation, peer interaction, recreational activities, and nutritious meals in a safe and secure environment. Through participation in a day program, adults with impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke-related memory loss, and mild cognitive impairment are able to continue living with their family members in the comfort and familiarity of home while receiving the care and attention they need during the day. Also, adult day programs allow caregivers to work or use the daytime hours for personal business, daily tasks, or much needed rest. At Page Robbins, we also accept those with little or no cognitive impairment but who may be frail and simply need the engagement and supervision a facility like ours can provide.
What are the advantages of attending Page Robbins Adult Day Center?
- Social interaction and recreational activities designed specifically for adults with memory impairments.
- A professional staff, including a registered nurse, activities coordinator, social worker, art instructors, music instructors, and trained personal care assistants.
- Full-day programs, 5 days a week from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- A choice of two, three, four, or five days a week attendance.
- Nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and snacks.
- A bright, well-designed physical environment to meet the needs of adults with cognitive and physical impairments.
- A secure environment for caregiver’s peace of mind.
- Formal and informal support for caregivers, including support groups, educational workshops, individual and family counseling, care planning, and information and referrals.
- An active volunteer program.
- Inter-generational activities, pet therapy, and regularly scheduled cultural and musical guests.
- A beautiful walking garden.
What is the cost?
The cost is based on an admission evaluation and the level of care needed, but the average fee for daily attendance is $60 per day. There are no enrollment or incontinence fees.
How does the admission process work?
Interested families may call our office (901-854-1200) or drop by (Monday- Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for more information, to take a tour, or to pick up an application packet. Application packets include a client application form and a form to be completed by the potential client’s physician. These forms are also available here on the website. Following receipt of these forms, an appointment will be scheduled for an admission evaluation and trial visit. Generally, a client may start as soon as the day after an admission appointment.
What if my loved one does not want to come?
Very rarely do we have a participant, who at the trial visit, asks if he or she can stay or come back the following day. We will give you the words to say and tips to use when making this transition to Page Robbins. The key is to not “oversell” us. Use phrases like, “We’re going to try this center for a while,” but don’t attempt to logically convince someone who has little reasoning ability of all the positive points of our care. If you believe we are a good match for your loved one, simply press on. Your positive approach and modeling will do more than anything else to make this transition successful. It takes about two to three weeks, depending upon how often he or she attends each week, before a new participant will be truly confident that you will indeed pick them up in the afternoon. Understand their concerns and have a positive attitude.
Have a question not answered here? Let us know at email@example.com.