Adult day care services provide seniors and disabled adults an opportunity to get out of their homes and spend time socializing, learning, and having fun while they receive necessary care. Caregivers sometimes need a break from providing for their loved one full time; there is nothing wrong with that! Adult day care services also have many benefits for the patient!
Benefits for the Caregiver
- Breaks from the demands of caregiving reduce stress levels and help avoid burnout.
- Utilizing adult day healthcare services enables you to continue working, attend school, or devote more time to other family members.
- Recharging your batteries can leave you feeling more energetic and reinvigorated about your caregiving role.
- You’ll have peace of mind that your loved one isn’t home alone but in a safe environment.
Benefits for the Patient
Adult day healthcare services provide a safe and secure environment for the day or part of the day, participating in social, educational, and recreational activities. You can improve mental and physical health, enhance sleep quality at night, maintain independence, and keep living at home longer by relieving caregiver fatigue.
Health Screenings and Monitoring
Adult day healthcare centers have professional licensed teams of therapists, nurses, and activity professionals who can conduct health screenings, including memory, hearing, and gait. Professionals at adult day care centers can also check vital signs, administer medication, monitor health changes, monitor and help manage diabetes, and control diet.
Safe and Secure Environment
Caregivers can give a lot of their time to caregiving, but they can always be around 100% of the time. Adult day healthcare centers offer a safe and secure environment for their loved ones, giving the peace of mind that they are well taken care of while they go about their workday, daily chores, and errands.
Improve Senior Health
One hundred thirty-three million Americans have chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, or arthritis. Every 35 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall, and 1 in 5 older adults live with depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. These statistics aren’t meant to scare you but to let you know what adult day healthcare services can help with these issues by offering seniors a place to go daily and receive care, nutritious meals, mental and physical stimulation, and companionship.
One of the key benefits is socialization. Older adults understandably get lonely when they are left by themselves, and even those whose family surrounds them may wish to have some interaction with their peers. Nevada Day Healthcare Centers offer various social and recreational activities like music, dancing, arts and crafts, exercise, bi-monthly entertainment, field trips, and other group activities.
It’s necessary to have some health education to know what it means to be healthy to continue living a healthy lifestyle. For people with Alzheimer’s or developmental disabilities, health education must be continuously taught so they can consistently engage in a healthy lifestyle. Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers provides health education in the following areas:
- Self-care and hygiene education
- Healthy diet choices
- Importance of physical activity
- Mental health education
How Nevada Adult Healthcare Centers Can Help
Our professional nurses, therapists, and staff at Nevada Adult Healthcare Centers provide all the above benefits and more! We have a few locations around the Las Vegas Valley so you can easily access daily health and wellness care. If you, as a caregiver, are looking for additional help during the day or need a break from your caregiving responsibilities, we are here to help! Contact us today to learn what we can do for you and your loved ones!