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Ecumen is joining care providers across the country to celebrate National Adult Day Services Week, September 18-24, 2016.
The week is set aside to raise awareness of the availability of adult day programs which allow older adults, adults with dementia or adults with disabilities to receive therapeutic, social and health services for some part of the day.
An Inside Look at Adult Day Services: Ecumen Bethany Community’s Adult Day Program was recently profiled in the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minn. Click here to read the story.
Ecumen honors its adult day services clients and caregivers at six campuses across Minnesota:
The National Adult Day Services Association explains adult day services as follows:
“Services are designed to provide social and some health services to adults who need supervised care in a safe place outside the home during the day. They also afford caregivers respite from the demanding responsibilities of caregiving. Adult day centers generally operate during normal business hours five days a week. Some programs offer services in the evenings and on weekends. Although each facility may differ in terms of features, these general services are offered by most adult day centers:
Social activities—interaction with other participants in planned activities appropriate for their conditions
Meals and snacks—participants are provided with meals and snacks, those with special dietary needs are offered special meals
Personal care—help with toileting, grooming, eating and other personal activities of daily living
Therapeutic activities—exercise and mental interaction for all participants.”
For more details, go to this link on the NADSA website.