The Julia Ruth House Blog

With an increasing number of seniors living longer-more family members are finding themselves in the position of having to care for their parent or spouse.

In many cases, it is difficult for spouses or family members to care for their loved one for a variety of reasons such as:
The need to care for children or another adult
The need to work outside the home
Inability to care for them for 24 hours a day
Inability to provide the care and stimulation they need
Inability to provide the socialization they need

Oftentimes, the caregiver needs help but does not feel that a nursing home or institutional care is appropriate so they seek alternatives.

Adult Day Care is a great alternative to a nursing home for frail, physically or cognitively impaired seniors and their caregivers. Senior Daycare centers have varying levels of care so it is important to find a place that matches your loved one’s physical, social, and cognitive needs.

Adult Day Centers are located in all different types of facilities so it is important to visit these in person and meet with the staff to see if it feels right for you and your loved one. Our facility is in a historic home and has an old inn like feeling but some seniors might need a more restrictive setting. Our facility is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We offer breakfast, lunch, and high tea in the afternoon.

If you have been considering adult day care-here are some guidelines for when it might be time to explore your options:

*Your loved one needs medical care
*Your loved one is unable to provide enough daily structure for themselves
*Your loved one cannot be left alone due to safety reasons
*Your loved one feels lonely or has daily periods of isolation
*Your loved one needs supervision during the day

For many older adults, adult day care can be a place to make friends, participate in both physically and cognitively challenging and fun activities. In our facility, for example, people can participate in activities ranging from exercise, gardening, and reading to appreciation, movies, and field trips.

The cost of adult day care services is much less than paying for nursing home care and can allow the caregiver resume their everyday responsibilities.

Contact us to learn more or to see if our adult day care is right for your loved one at (781) 251- 3393.

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Serving older adults from the towns of Westwood, Needham, Norwood, Medfield, Walpole, Dover, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Canton, Wellesley and more at the best senior day care center in Massachusetts.

Our Massachusetts Adult Day Care program is wheelchair accessible.

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