When choosing the right care for your elderly relative, her is a quick guide for telling the difference between these Joining a Older Adult Club and and Adult Day Care.
Adult Day Care was created for for seniors who are not safe on their own but do not require 24-hour care. Individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia or be otherwise cognitively impaired will find services more geared to them here.
Older Adult Clubs are educational, recreational, social facilities for seniors who are independent and capable of making decisions. It's a place where they can learn, play, eat collectively at their designated center as well as outside the center as they appreciate NYC's performing arts, museums, galleries, cruises and more.
Older Adult Clubs (Previously known as Neighborhood Senior Centers)
Older Adult Clubs (hereafter OAC) are totally free of charge and intended for seniors who are independent and capable of making decisions. If they take medication, they are able to do so without supervision. They have all of their mental faculties and are physically capable of doing things mostly for themselves.
Senior centers provide a place for independent elderly individuals to socialize and participate in activities both in the center itself, and off-site as part of a group. They may attend the senior center because they’re looking for ways to fill time after retirement, make new friends, receive daily grommet meals, participate in healthy lifestyle activities, nutrition courses, fitness classes or learn recreational skills like painting or crafts.
Adult Day Care Center
For seniors who are not safe on their own but do not require 24-hour care Adult day care centers were created to meet the need for this group of people. They may suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia or be otherwise cognitively impaired. Seniors with these impediments require supervision to keep them safe and make sure they take their scheduled medication.
Adult day car centers can serve as a middle ground between unsupervised home care and a residential facility like a nursing home. They’re an ideal senior care option for adult caretakers who have jobs or otherwise need a break from caring for their elder relatives.
Do you have more questions? Call Fort Greene Council at (718) 638-6910 and we will be happy to help. Visit our website to find out more about their full range of older adult services.