What is Adult Day Services and how can it help my loved one and me?

If you are a caregiver, you might have heard about adult day services and programs. Here are some quick facts to help you get the information you need to be the best caregiver you can be in 2021!

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What are adult day services and programs?

Adult Day Services, also known as adult day care, are typically open during regular business hours. Unlike senior centers—which are usually sponsored and targeted at healthy independent living individuals—adult day services are a great resource for people with physical limitations or limited functions due to memory loss or dementia.

Adult Day Services typically provide:


-Daily Exercise

-Group Activities that encourage community

-Healthy Lunch and snacks

-Varying levels of assistance with personal hygiene


Does Menno Haven have Adult Day Services?

We sure do! ElderDay at Menno Haven serves the Franklin County (and beyond) community. No two days look the same! Each day has unique planned activities that engage every member of ElderDay. You may find our members playing an intense game of UNO one day or tending to our ElderDay garden the next. The best part is that your loved one gets to laugh and enjoy the friendships that are created through our program!



What are the benefits of adult day services?

An adult day service may help delay your loved one from needing long-term care. The program’s benefits can encourage your loved one to spend more time with others and supervised activities might improve daily living skills. Even if your loved one has dementia, he or she will be able to enjoy music, fun activities, and be surrounded by team members who care about your loved one.

Adult Day Services also provide you and others who care for your loved one a much need break. You can use programs like ElderDay to provide care for your loved one so you can go to work, take care of personal business, errands, or simply use the time to relax. You deserve it!


How can I help my loved one adjust?

Patience is the key! It might take some time for your loved one to feel comfortable at an adult day care service. Give your loved one a chance to get to know his or her new atmosphere before deciding if a program isn’t a good fit.

Where can I find out more?

You can learn more about ElderDay, Menno Haven’s Adult Day Services here  or contact the Franklin County Area Agency on Aging which can help you find care providers.

*Please note that ElderDay is currently closed due o the Community Spread High Percentage Positivity rates. It will reopen once the Community Spread Threshold in Franklin County is 10% or lower. See current dashboard here