Day Break Social Model Adult Day Care Program
For Information, call Bridget DeSimone at (516) 558-7211
Daybreak, the Center’s Social Model Adult Day Care Program, offers respite to caregivers while providing therapeutic, social and stimulating activities in a welcome environment to frail and memory-impaired seniors.
Several activities are planned each day to encourage the member to interact with others. Some of the activities include discussions, games, arts, crafts and music programs. Exercise classes, taught by instructors trained by the Arthritis Foundation, encourage movement and include strength training. The strength training provides an opportunity to stretch and strengthen the major muscle groups in a safe and effective manner, to enable the participants to increase range of motion, and improve flexibility. Active games that improve balance and coordination have also been incorporated into the program. Music and laughter continually fill the room creating a cheerful environment.
With gentle encouragement, our goal is to nurture confidence in the senior who is facing physical and mental challenges and to help them live life as fully as possible. A registered nurse visits the Program weekly to conduct blood pressure screenings and answer general medical questions. In addition, a balanced and nutritious lunch and snack is provided during the day.
The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay employs a Licensed Social Worker (LMSW) who is available for consultation by appointment. In addition, the Day Break coordinator holds bi-monthly caregiver support meetings throughout the year. (Please click the Caregiver Support Group button on the right to view the current schedule.)
This program enables the caregiver to have some time of their own, and have peace of mind, knowing that their loved one is in good and capable hands. The ratio of staff to senior member is 1 to 5.
The program is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the spacious Parish Hall at Christ Church located only 100 ft. from the Center. The fee is $70 per day and private payment, Long Term Care Insurance and Medicaid are accepted. In addition, we offer round trip transportation for an additional fee. For more information and to find out how you can arrange for a complimentary day, please phone Bridget DeSimone at 516 558-7211. Please click this link for the December activity calendar and menu.