Understanding the Benefits of Adult Day Care Services for Older Adults

Senior People Exercising at Retirement Home

The benefits of adult day care services for older adults are numerous.

One of the biggest issues for seniors and individuals with medical or developmental disabilities is isolation. Age, loss of mobility, and disability can make it a challenge to get out and about and stay active and socially engaged. Social isolation can lead to a host of issues, including:

  • Loneliness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • A weakened immune system
  • Cognitive decline
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • And more

Isolation can also affect a person’s eating habits. Eating alone often leads to eating poorly, as we often choose quick and easy, but not always healthy, options. This can lead to high blood pressure and obesity. For many seniors, loneliness can also decrease the desire to eat at all, leading to malnutrition. In order to combat these issues, it is crucial to ensure older loved ones stay active, both physically and socially.

Family caregivers do their best to keep loved ones active, but maintaining a senior’s overall health and wellbeing isn’t a one-person job. Adult day care services can provide a huge relief for family caregivers, while also offering a unique opportunity for seniors to get out of the house, engage with others, participate in fun and meaningful activities, and more.

What Are the Benefits of Adult Day Care Services for Older Adults?

Innovative Senior Solutions has adult day care centers that offer a wide variety of services designed to help seniors and disabled individuals maintain a full and happy life. At our centers, you can expect your loved ones to stay engaged in activities like the following:

  • Prepared meals to enjoy in the company of others
  • Arts and crafts
  • Exercise
  • Music appreciation
  • Engaging discussions with other seniors and care providers
  • Games
  • Movies and shows
  • Gardening and other hobbies
  • Fun outings in the local community
  • Salon services
  • And more

In addition to the benefits of increased engagement and socialization, adult day care allows older and disabled adults to get the health and medical care they need as well. Innovative Senior Solutions’ adult day care centers employ highly-skilled and experienced caregivers and nurses who provide services ranging from personal care to skilled nursing services that can include:

  • Assistance with personal hygiene
  • Medication management and administration
  • Testing blood sugar
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Memory engagement activities
  • Nursing care and supervision
  • Recovery care after an illness or hospitalization
  • Care on the weekends and respite care to give family members a needed break
  • And more

We understand that family caregivers have busy lives and need to make it to work or other appointments on time. To ensure that we provide the utmost in dedicated respite service, we also offer safe, reliable transportation to and from our centers.

Want to learn more about adult day care services and how they can benefit you and your loved ones? Give us a call today at 866-409-0582 for more information or to schedule a tour of one of adult day care facilities.