Dementia is a brain disease that affects one of of five families in drastic and devastating ways. Left with few choices, the caregiver, often a spouse or adult child, must take over the exhausting task of tending to the needs of someone whose brain is dying.
Skagit Adult Day Program offers a unique combination of support for the caregiver and a supervised day program where special needs adults can participate in a supportive group setting amongst peers.
Before our program began, caregivers had two options: Keep their loved ones home as long as possible with the help of family, friends and paid home nursing care, or, permanent placement in a full-care facility. SADP offers a third option: One that provides respite and support to the caregiver which enables them to keep their loved one at home longer, sometimes until the final days of their life.
We charge an hourly rate of $12.50 for our day program, $5.00 for a home cooked lunch and $30.00 for a private bathing session. Clients can attend for as many hours a day and as many days a week as their family chooses.
Participation in our day program provides:
- A means to conserve family assets.
- Caregivers with much needed downtime.
- An affordable option until more permanent long-term-care becomes necessary.
- A safe environment among peers where clients feel accepted, appreciated, and inspired.
Most of our client relationships begin with a property tour, followed by a consultation with our Executive Director, Nancy Gentry, and a visit to a Caregiver Support Group meeting. Clients have found these are easy ways to become acquainted with our program.
If you are struggling with the pressures of caring for a loved one with dementia, we encourage you to reach out today.