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Why You Should Consider An Adult Day Program For Your Loved One

Adult Day Programs: Going A Step Further

Adult day programs are an often-overlooked resource that offers numerous benefits for seniors and their families.

For example, perhaps you find the perfect caregiver for your loved one. Now you can rest easy knowing that they have the care they deserve. However, maintaining a good quality of life is more than just making sure the basics are covered. Interacting with others and staying active are also important factors to consider.

Many wonder how they can keep their loved ones at home while keeping them engaged with the outside world. Adult day programs are one solution. Families can hire a caregiver through Meetcaregivers and still enroll their loved one in day programs for a few hours a day, one or two days per week.

A day program allows your loved one to socialize with a group of people for a few hours while also receiving dedicated, quality care and companionship with a private caregiver while at home. Since we launched Meetcaregivers, we have met many families looking for solutions to enable their aging parents to age in place as long as possible, rather than moving to a nursing home.

 

 

Adult Day Programs Make Deciding What’s Best For Your Loved One Easier

Different day programs charge different rates, though prices typically range from $25 to $120 per day. Each day program has its own planned program of services and activities.

Common adult day program services typically include:

  • Exercising
  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Socialization
  • Medication management
  • Recreational activities
  • Transportation
  • Meals

There are certainly many other ways that you can keep your parents connected with the outside world. Caregivers can also accompany their clients to senior center activities, meals out with friends, shopping trips, or other outings and activities.

Meetcaregivers is a big fan of adult day programs for seniors. They help prevent senior social isolation but also provide necessary care services and companionship at home. Plus, your loved one doesn’t have to attend every day. You can work out a schedule that works best for you and your loved one.

 

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Massachusetts Adult Day Programs

For more information about adult day programs in Massachusetts, visit www.800ageinfo.com and select “Search for services,” call 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636).

Or, contact your local senior center, council on aging, or Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) for your area.

Meetcaregivers

For more information about how we can help you or your loved one with daily personal care activities, contact us at 1-888-541-1136 or info@52.8.91.43.

For additional resources and to learn more about caregiving, read our Blog.

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