What are Adult Day Services?
Adult Day Service programs offer a safe, positive, caring alternative to nursing home care for those who do not need 24-hour skilled nursing. These programs are designed to help people stay mentally and physically active, reduce isolation, improve their health, and prevent decline of their abilities. Adult Day Service programs are community-based group programs that support families by providing a variety of social and health services to the person needing assistance.
Why use an Adult Day Center?
One reason to use an Adult Day Center is to give yourself a break from caregiving. Some caregivers worry that their loved ones will resent participating in such a program, while others feel guilty at the thought of leaving their loved ones in another person’s care. But when it works correctly while your loved one is at a center, you’ll have time to rest, run errands or finish other tasks. As a result, you’ll return to caregiving responsibilities feeling refreshed and renewed.
- Caring and competent staff that care for the clients with a personal touch
- Homelike atmosphere
- Daily Activities include reminiscing, word games, exercising, crafts, special guests, and much more
- Nutritious meals and snacks as well as community style dining in a pleasant atmosphere
- Personal care assistance in grooming, personal hygiene, walking and manicures
- Assisted bathing in a handicapped accessible shower is available
- Beauty salon on site
- Cheaper alternative to nursing home care
If a family member or friend is experiencing memory loss or physical disability, they may be eligible for this program.
DayBreak is located in a safe, handicapped accessible home, near the hospital at 315 Whaley Rd., Cadillac, MI 49601. We encourage visitors to see what DayBreak is all about, but please call ahead to set up an appointment. For referrals or more information about DayBreak contact Wexford County Council on Aging at (231) 775-0133
We offer a sliding scale fee based on the client’s monthly income. Financial assistance is available through a variety of grants. Funding may also be covered by long-term care insurance policies.