Our friends at Aging Family Services have provided us with some common Geriatric Terms, and their definitions: Adult Day Care Adult day care centers provide a therapeutic environment for older adults outside the home. They provide social services and activities in a safe, supportive environment. Depending on the program, health and therapeutic care may or…

Ask The Expert

Ask The Expert: Adult Day Care Kimberly Smith, Immediate Past President of Indiana Association of Adult Day Services & Administrator of Golden Gardens Adult Day Center in Indianapolis, Indiana   Q: What are Adult Day Services? A: Adult Day Services are resources for the aging adult with physical or cognitive impairments that offers an intermediate step…

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Adult Day Services – A Partnership with the Family by Debbie Scott, MS in Gerontology A Grace Place, Adult Care Center “Mom is becoming more difficult to handle.” “I am so tired, but who will take care of dad?” “I could never put my parents in a nursing home.” Do any of these phrases sound…

caregiver stress

Dealing with Caregiver Stress Caregivers come in many forms. You may be an adult child caring for a parent, a parent caring for a child, or a friend caring for a friend.  They all have one thing in common – stress. “There are more than 50 million people in the United States caring for loved…

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Adult Day Care centers are designed to meet the needs of individuals with dementia and to support their strengths, abilities and independence. Centers typically have staffed activities such as music and exercise programs and discussion groups. Why Use an Adult Day Care Center? One reason to use an adult day center is to give yourself…