|Record #: MDS0100||Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016||Last Full Update: 10 Sep 2014|
|Located Within||Yarmouth (town)|
|Where To Find Us||
55 Starrs Rd
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2T2
|Areas Served||Digby County ; Shelburne County ; Yarmouth County|
|Contact||Suzanne D'Entremont, District Executive Director|
|Description & Services|
|Information||Community Support Services
Adult Day Program
The Adult Day Program provides a daytime therapeutic activity program for adults affected by progressive memory loss, such as Alzheimer Disease, or other long-term health conditions. Many of the participants are people who are living at home, supported by the care of their families.
The program aims to provide participants with a day out of care, companionship and special activities in a safe, secure setting. At the same time, their family caregivers have a worry-free day to carry on with other responsibilities and to take time for themselves.
Respite care is the break that caregivers get by allowing someone else to temporarily take over some of their caregiving duties. Used on a regular basis, respite care helps prevent caregiver burnout by relieving some of the caregiver's workload and stress.
There is a lot of evidence that many family caregivers need regular, reliable options for respite (getting a break). Respite provides a chance for caregivers to rest and recharge, get their errands done or take a much needed holiday.
|Tags||Recreation Categories ; Seniors ; South Shore Connect ; Support Programs ; Volunteer Opportunity|