Oklahoma seniors can look forward to engaging structured programs at adult day centers in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. These programs are available for a much lower rate than a typical stay in a nursing home.
Adult day care centers should provide your loved one with the needed care and assistance delivered in a dignified manner within a safe and secure environment. Oklahoma City adult day care centers offer your loved one assistance with activities for daily living (ADLs) like dressing and toileting as well as medication reminders and hot meals.
Seniors need programs that meet their physical, mental, and emotional needs. Adult day centers may provide social, medical, and/or specialized care. The intensive care and cognitive activities needed for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is an example of specialized care. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy may also be offered.
Centers, like the Daily Living Centers of Oklahoma, provide structured programs for seniors to look forward to attending and meeting new friends. The programs may include:
Exercises (both regular and in a chair) Music therapy Games (bingo, cards, trivia, and board games) Arts and crafts Trips to the theater or museum Hot meals and snacks Social events Movies Outdoor games (horseshoes, corn hole, and bowling) Baking and cooking Transportation (to and from the center) Respite care
Centers are open typically Monday through Friday from 8AM to 6PM. Operating hours will vary depending on whether or not the center is located in its own building or part of a facility, like a hospital, school, church, or community center. Some adult day care centers may open as early as 7AM to accommodate caregivers working full-time.
There are about a dozen adult day care centers in Oklahoma City. Research and compare centers near your home or workplace to make the trip convenient if the program does not offer complimentary transportation.
The following is a list of adult day care centers in the Oklahoma City area. Your family, friends, and physician may be able to provide you with more recommendations.
Daily Living Center Southside on SW 86th Street Welcome Home Adult Day Care on SW 104th Street Dynasty Care Services on SE 15th Street Valir PACE on NW 6th Street CARE Association Adult Day Center on N Kickapoo Street
The Aging Services at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services can give you a list of referrals and provide information on assistance.
The average daily rate for an adult day care center in Oklahoma City is $60, according to the Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey for Oklahoma. The cost of a nursing home stay in the city is about three times as much for a private room ($184 per day).
Oklahoma’s Long-Term Care plan can help low-income residents afford care. The VA has a similar program for vets and their surviving spouses. You can also check the terms and conditions about your loved one’s long-term care insurance policy to see if their circumstance is covered.
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