Most people would like to be able to age at home with the help of a family caregiver. Luckily, there are adult day care centers available to offer medical supervision, social activities, and hot meals when caregivers must take some time away for their own needs or if they have to hold down a day job outside of the home. Additionally, adult caregivers can have peace of mind knowing that their family member is not alone at home. Learn more about adult day care programs in El Paso below.
Seniors and other adults with special needs can get daily care in drop-off programs known as adult day care, or respite care. The centers can be found in church facilities, community centers, senior living campuses, and other settings. Retirees can get rides to and from these centers. Services are usually offered during standard work hours during the workweek, except for major holidays. Some families just choose to have their loved one go to an adult day care center a couple of times per week or when a caregiver is ill or on vacation. Others take their family member to daycare every day of the week.
Though there are some adult day services that provide healthy snacks and breakfast, all of them offer a hot lunch. Members of the nursing staff oversee monitoring and medication schedules, ensure retirees stay hydrated, and assist with toileting and other personal needs throughout the day. Also, there are some respite care programs that are specifically designed for older adults suffering from memory issues.
Social activities usually include board and card games, adaptive exercise programs, music therapy, gardening and other outdoor activities, visits from friendly therapy animals, and field trips. In Texas, the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) regulates the licensing of day activity and health services programs.
In the city of El Paso, there are at least twenty adult day care centers. There are even more when you factor in the surrounding areas. When looking for an adult day care service for your loved one, begin with places near your place of employment or home. Some of the following places may be convenient:
New Horizons Adult Day Care is situated in El Paso’s Golden Hill neighborhood
La Victoria Adult Day Care has locations all over town, including on North Carolina Drive and North Copia Street
El Palacio Adult Daycare is on Montwood Drive in the East Glen neighborhood
La Gran Vida Adult Day Care in the Penrose part of town
San Antonio Adult Day Care located in Downtown El Paso
The median daily rate for adult day care in El Paso is $33. This is half the price of a day in an assisted living facility and less than a third of the full-day rate for in-home care. When it is required for cognitive or medical problems, long-term care insurance usually covers adult day services. Older adults with limited resources may be eligible for programs approved by Medicaid or the VA.
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