Adult day care centers are an affordable alternative to nursing home stays and allow your loved one to remain at home longer. You can expect various structured programs and engaging activities including music therapy from adult day centers in Memphis.
Seniors in Memphis can expect adult day centers to offer similar social programs, although some centers do offer medical and/or specialized care. Assistance with activities for daily living (ADLs) like dressing and toileting are common as well as medication reminders. Seniors will receive hot meals and snacks throughout the day.
Most adult day care centers offer the following activities:
Arts and crafts
Trips to museums and libraries
Baking and cooking
Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
Transportation round-trip to the center
Various forms of exercise
If a loved one suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, specialized centers, like the Alzheimer’s Day Services, provide activities to encourage fine and gross motor skills, sensory stimulation, cognitive functioning, and physical fitness.
The adult day care program may be housed within a facility like a hospital, school, church building, or community center. Most are open Monday through Friday until 6PM to allow caregivers that work full-time the ability to drop-off and pick-up their loved one conveniently. Some centers may have shortened Saturday hours.
You can find several adult day care centers and programs in the Memphis area. Besides stand-alone facilities, you can receive referrals through the Alzheimer’s Association regarding other specialized programs. Friends and family can provide you with recommendations for centers they have used in the past.
The following is a list of adult day care centers in the city:
Dorothy’s Place on Hickory Hill Road
Louis E. Grashot Center on Raleigh-LaGrange Road
Ave Maria Home on Charles Bryan Road
Golden’s Adult Day Care on N. 6th Street
Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center on S. Houston Levee Road
Contact the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability for more referrals and a list of senior centers across the state. You can find senior services through the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116. The Commission provides education, information, and assistance as well.
Staying in a private room in a nursing home in the Memphis area averages $203 per day. Your loved one can remain at home longer by using the services provided by an adult day care center for much less. The median daily rate for an adult day center is $66, according to the Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey for Tennessee.
TennCare CHOICES Long-Term Care Program is Tennessee’s Medicaid Program covering adult day care programs and other senior services. It is available for qualified low-income residents of the state. The Veterans Administration offers a benefit to vets and their spouses to cover adult day care. Seek the advice of a financial planner about using existing long-term care insurance policies to pay for care.
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