SarahCare® Adult Day Care Centers, also known as SarahCare Adult Day Services, have been providing a form of respite for caregivers for over 22 years. The SarahCare Adult Day Care Center of Coral Springs, Florida has been servicing Seniors and caregivers since March of 2007.
SarahCare® of Coral Springs provides a break to the caregiver while providing health services, therapeutic services, socialization and activities for people with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Stroke, Incontinence, and other physical and mental problems that increase their daily care needs. SarahCare Adult Day Care Center in Coral Springs is a Social/Medical Model. Many adult day centers are either dementia specific or strictly social models offering fewer medical services. SarahCare Adult Day Care Center in Coral Springs serves a broader population.
The SarahCare Adult Day Center In Coral Springs has a daily professional staff that includes a Social Worker, RN, LPN, CNA’s, Activity Director, and Beautician.
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Back in April we chatted about your daycare center and how it could assist my family in relieving the stress of taking care of my father who has alzheimers. When we spoke, I did not have the confidence in a daycare program that could possibly alleviate the ongoing challenges my husband and I face daily in caring for my father. Two weeks ago, we met with attorney Arlene Lakin who helped us with securing the proper legal documentation that allows me to continue to care for my father as his condition worsens and she mentioned your organization. Arlene spoke extremely highly of your accomplishments in the community and suggested that we tour your Coral Springs facility and learn more about it. My husband Rob and I with our 4 month old in tow stopped by and toured the Coral Springs location. Lewis answered all of our questions with great detail and was not pushy. Rob and I both liked what we saw. The facility is clean, organized and does not resemble a hospital or a nursing home. Dad started daycare that following Monday and already has lost some of his shyness, seems more like his old self, and looks forward to his stays. He loves the big hellos from Lewis and all the attention he gets from the female staff members. This is no small feat as my father has always been a homebody and rarely socialized in his younger days. All of the staff members are excellent but special recognition to Carol, the nurse, is in order as her compassion and kindness to my father has gone above and beyond our expectations. It was because of Carol’s suggestion in adjusting my father’s sleeping medication with of course the approval of his physician which now allows my family to rest at night. She is wonderful. In closing, thank you and I am only sorry we did not place father in SarahCare sooner.
Who Should Use Adult Day Care?
Many caregivers are unable to care for loved ones during the day, as they need to work outside the home. Even those that do not work outside the home need a break from care giving to run errands, socialize, or just to rest. Many caregivers today are part of the “sandwich generation”, people that are taking care of their school age children and their older parents at the same time. This can be one of the must exhausting and stressful situations of all. Many caregivers are spouses that were looking forward to their golden years but are now faced with day-to-day care giving responsibilities. Today care giving goes far beyond keeping someone company, fixing meals and keeping them out of harms way. It includes bathing, dealing with a lot of mentally stressful situations (like repetitive conversations), making Dr. appointments, being responsible for transportation (many are wheelchair bound and require strength to lift), loss of sleep and much more.
Adult Day Care Center vs. Home Care
Attending an adult day care center during daytime hours should prove to be less expensive and provide many additional benefits and services compared to professional Home Care services. It is important to note that most home care services are not using LPN’s, RN’s or even Certified Nursing Assistants. In many cases the care is provided by an aid. In many cases the services they provide are limited to companionship, making meals and sometimes running errands. There is usually very little socialization, activities or therapy provided. The cost of a home health aid can cost $15 to $25 per hour. Services of a skilled Nurse can run much, much more. For those that need additional care during the evenings and weekends, home care can provide these services for those specific time periods.