What is a social day program?

Social Day Programs are day programs that are an alternative to full-time residential care. We take care of your loved one during the day and they return to you in the afternoon.  We address issues of isolation, apathy, and depression which can be detrimental to an older adult’s well-being. Caregivers can feel at ease knowing their loved one is in a safe place during the day allowing them to take some time for their personal needs.

I feel a little guilty about considering adult day care. Will it benefit my loved one as much as it helps me?

Families find that their loved ones are happier and healthier when they attend day programs.  Participation gives your loved one a chance to make new friends and try different activities.

Can my loved one take medication at the facility?

We offer reminders and watch while they self administer.

Who can attend?

The program is designed to support those who cannot be left at home alone because of an illness or disability. We specialize in programming for older adults who are living with memory loss due to Alzheimer’s and other related dementia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke or social isolation.

What are your hours of your business?

We are open on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9-4.

Is daily attendance required?

You may choose the days of attendance. It may be beneficial, to both the member and the caregiver, to attend at least two days a week to provide respite for the caregiver and a consistent schedule for your loved one. Often individuals with dementia benefit from the structure and consistency of attending a social day program as often as available.

We will open five days a week once there is a need.

What are your rates?

$125  one day

$230  two days

$100/day for each additional day

 What type of insurance pays for social day program?

Most long-term care insurance policies cover social day programs; check your policy for specific information. (You will need to pay us and submit the forms to your insurance). Your loved one may also be entitled to VA Aid & Attendance benefits if he/she meets certain veteran qualifications.  We can help you get in touch with the VA agent in town, if necessary.

How do I apply?

Call Jodi at (978)222-9002 to schedule an appointment.

My loved one is refusing to go.  How can I get him/her to attend? What do I do when my loved one says they are fine at home?

It is common to see some reluctance to attending social day programs at first. After a few days, routine is established and the program becomes something they are excited to come to.  Even people who were never particularly interested in group activities almost always adjust to the daily routines and benefit from the stimulation and opportunities for socialization.