Some older adults can become lonely or isolated due to changes in health, resources, or mobility. Adult day service programs, like LSC’s Trinity Living Center in Salisbury, help end that isolation.
By enrolling in an adult day services program, participants are able to enjoy activities and reestablish friendships, all while receiving medical care, nutritious meals, and assistance with personal care when or if needed. Adult day service programs can also provide transitional care and follow-up after a hospital discharge and can play an important role in chronic disease management.
Caregiver support and respite are also a fundamental part of adult day services. The responsibilities of caregiving are often physically and emotionally exhausting, yet the desire to care for a loved one at home is strong. Adult day services provide an alternative to assisted living or nursing home care. Families know loved ones are safe and secure while they are at work or at rest.