In keeping with its commitment to high quality care and services for seniors in the community, Samaritan Keep Home is pleased to announce the addition of a new program to its continuum of care. Members of the community are invited to stop by the open house, which is being held on Wednesday, September 25th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at SKH’s activity room.
Social Adult Day Care is a new social and recreational program for seniors in order to assist with maintaining independence. This program provides a safe, comfortable and supervised setting for seniors. It includes nutritional meals, social and recreational activities, such as bingo and arts and crafts, and other services. Intergenerational activities and pet therapy may also be added.
Goals of the program include:
• Improve and adult’s independence in an effort to maintain living in his/her own home.
• Provide opportunities to socialize, develop friendships and receive peer support.
• Maintain an adult’s present level of function and prevent/delay further physical deterioration.
• Help to eliminate loneliness.
• Provide respite for families and caregivers.
“Seniors today are remaining in their homes longer than ever before,” explains Natalie Montroy, Director of the Social Model Adult Day Care program. “This program – the first in our community – will do just that. It will also provide peace of mind for family members who are caring for seniors at home by knowing their loved one is well cared for during the day.”
Applications are now being accepted for program registrants. Full-time and part-time enrollment opportunities are available. Program hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
During the open house, attendees will be able to see the activity room where the program will be held, complete an application, meet the staff and learn more about the benefits of this new program. For more information, please call 785-4493.