Being a full-time caregiver for a loved one can be a difficult, and often, tiring job. Many times, a caregiver has responsibilities, such as work and children, in addition to providing care for an aging family member. However, there are services in the community that offer relief to caregivers. ElderServe provides an Adult Day Health Center to individuals with mild cognitive or physical disabilities who require daily medical supervision. For mother and daughter, Dorothy and Carol, ElderServe’s Adult Day Health Center was the perfect solution.
Dorothy is an 89-year-old widow who lives with her daughter. Dorothy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2010 and is now wheelchair-bound. As Dorothy’s symptoms progressed, Carol realized that she would need to be her mother’s caregiver. However, Carol works full time, which would leave her mother at home by herself. Dorothy’s health would be at risk as she would have no medical supervision. She would not have any social interactions during the day either.
In October of 2012, Carol heard about ElderServe’s Adult Day Health Center from their family physician. She called the director and decided to take a tour with her mother the next day. Carol was impressed by everything offered at the center, including: a hot meal, activities throughout the day, and medical supervision by a full-time nurse. She also loved that the Adult Day Center shared a location with ElderServe’s Senior Center, which allowed Adult Day participants to take part in other activities in the building. Carol and Dorothy both thought it would be a great fit so they signed up!
Today, Dorothy is still a client with the Adult Day Health Center and enjoys the numerous activities throughout the day like bingo, chair exercises, and games. She says, “The staff treats me so well. I really enjoy coming here.”
Carol is so thankful that she found ElderServe and has recommended the Adult Day Health Center to many of her friends and neighbors. She has peace of mind knowing that her mom is properly cared for during the day. “It’s great that my mom can enjoy and look forward to something in the latter years of her life. She’s always so happy to be there.”
ElderServe’s Adult Day Health Center is located at 631 South 28th Street, Louisville, KY 40211 and is open from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. If your loved one would like to try a complimentary day, or if you have questions about payment options, please contact Tracy Steinberg, Adult Day Health Center Director, at 502.776.3066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.