Spectrum Generations Surveying Interest for an Adult Day Care Program in Rockland?
Spectrum Generations, central Maine’s Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center, is seeking your opinion about opening an adult day care program in the Rockland area.
Are you a caregiver who needs to work but feels uncomfortable leaving your adult loved one home? Do you have someone in your family who would benefit from being with others during the day? Do you see the need for an adult day care program in Rockland? As family members attempt to meet the health, financial, and social needs of an older loved one, the stress and strains they experience can result in physical and emotional exhaustion.
Adult day care programs are community-based and designed to meet the needs of functionally and cognitively impaired adults and providing respite for caregivers. They are structured, affordable, and comprehensive programs that provide a variety of social and support services including health care, but are not 24-hour care programs.
This program serves those over 60 years of age with dementia or a disability and adults with disabilities over 19 years of age. An adult day care program can help keep people socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally stimulated, allowing them to remain in their communities. The program promotes active lifestyles through a wide variety of daily activities centered on community resources.
The program offers many levels of activities, assists with daily living needs, and medication assistance. Such programs are affordable and delay the need for costly long-term care while allowing a person to remain at home as long as possible.
Susan Garascia, RN will be available to speak to between the hours of 3-6pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Spectrum Generations’ Knox Community Center located at 61 Park St. in Rockland to see if there is enough interest in opening an adult day care in the Rockland area. Susan is the Community Services Administrator for Spectrum Generations and manages the adult day programs located in Belfast, Hallowell, Skowhegan and Waterville and will be there for discussion and to answer questions. If you need a worry-free place for your loved one while you’re at work – or just need some time to yourself, contact Susan directly at 620-1660 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.