For many people, aging with dignity means staying in their homes or with their families for as long as possible, but this often proves challenging. The Wayne County Adult Daily Living Center has been designed to help mitigate many of those challenges.
If you are afraid to leave your loved one alone while you go to work, shopping or simply attend to your own needs, the Adult Daily Living Center can help to provide the peace of mind and the added help that can make all the difference in your ability to tend to relationships with other family members or to continue working.
Adult Day Services provides activities and health-related services for older adult who are physically or cognitively challenged and who want to remain at home. The Center, located in Hawley’s Bingham Park, next to the Hawley Senior Center, offers a safe, secure and pleasant environment where older adults can be cared for during the day.
The Wayne County Adult Day Living Center gives families an alternative to a nursing home, with a full-day of nursing support, personal care bathing and toilet assistance, medication monitoring and Social Services support. Individuals are provided with healthy meals and snacks and are involved in recreation and exercise.
They are also involved in socialization activities like arts and crafts, sing-alongs, trivia games and more. Social isolation can place older adults at higher risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety and depression.
The staff at the Adult Daily Living Center also help to support caregivers with coordination of health services and allowing them time to work and do other things.
The Wayne County Adult Daily Living Center is part of the County Area Agency on Aging, which has funding available for the program for those eligible for OPTIONS services. To learn more about how the center could benefit you or a loved one, whether weekdays or just occasionally, call them at 570-390-7388 or the Area Agency on Aging at 570-253-4262.