Adult Day Centers

Just like home, but with more to do.

Adult Day Centers provide a home-away-from-home experience for our members living with memory impairments including Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. The Centers encompass the latest therapeutic approaches in person-centered care, providing a safe environment for members while encouraging socialization, healthy choices, and maximum independence. The Centers also provide family caregivers with critically important respite, support, and education to allow our members to live at home for as long as possible.

Person Centered Programs
Each one of the participants (members) of our Day Centers is recognized as a unique individual. Person-centered activities are designed to honor and engage the individual in ways that will be fun, stimulating, and interesting. Each member's interests and abilities are assessed when they enroll and a menu of therapeutic activities is developed for each attendee.

Activities offered during a typical day at the Day Centers might include:

Arts and crafts
Music, song, and dance
Gardening
Story-telling
Pet therapy
Woodworking
Baking
Jigsaw puzzles/word-search games

State of the Art Facilities
Our Day Centers have been designed to incorporate the latest research by the Institute on Aging and Architecture - using the right wall colors, floor textures, and room layout help to lessen anxiety for our members with dementia and encourage more active, independent participation. Our centers include multiple spaces that support the person-centered curriculum. These spaces include rooms for quieter activities such as puzzle making and reading, dedicated spaces for arts, crafts, and woodworking projects, outside gardens that are raised to accommodate physical limitations, and a therapeutic kitchen for baking and other familiar homemaking activities. Larger spaces are utilized for music and dance to promote motor skills.

Family Caregiver Support
In addition to respite, the Centers provide support for the caregivers to help them address behavioral challenges and the social isolation and loneliness that can accompany caring for a person with dementia.

Social workers at the Centers and Family Caregiver Support Program staff also offer educational classes and forums, and support sessions, both group and one-on-one, for caregivers.

Staff
Our Day Center staff is a team of highly skilled, caring, and creative people. Each Center's staff includes a registered nurse, a licensed social worker, a licensed recreational therapist, and other program specialists. Our direct care staff provides a safe, caring environment for our members - just like home, but with more to do!

Logistics
There is an hourly charge for member participation, as well as skilled staff connecting families to state and federal subsidies to help pay for care.

The Day Centers provide transportation on a limited basis to and from the Centers on our wheelchair accessible buses. A hot, nutritious lunch is served each day as well as a morning and afternoon snack.

The Centers are open 5 days a week, Monday through Friday.

Locations

Stewart Adult Day Center (Falmouth) - Hours are Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. Some weekend and evening programs and events will be planned for Stewart Adult Day Center members. Drop-in hours are available - conditions will apply. (207) 699-4618

The Sam L. Cohen Adult Day Center (Biddeford) - The Sam L. Cohen Adult Day Center is a brand-new, purpose-build facility that replaced Truslow Adult Day Center. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30a.m.-5p.m. (207) 283-0166