There’s a reason that as they get older, people want to live at home as long as possible.
It’s comfortable, it’s convenient and it’s familiar.
That’s why adult day health centers have become so popular. They essentially offer the best of both worlds.
When your loved ones are members of an adult day health center, they can sign up to attend between two to five days per week. And when they visit, they have access to a nurse who can monitor their health and wellness, assist with medications, care for problems with feet, and much more.
At Northwest Adult Day Health, Aleen Warren is a registered nurse who monitors the general health of each member. No matter what they are dealing with — be it the effects of a stroke, diabetes, heart disease, depression, memory loss, foot problems or other chronic illnesses or disabilities — NWADH’s nurse provides basic medical care that members can’t do — or aren’t comfortable doing — at home. She has years of experience caring for older adults, and she’s part of a care team that also includes an occupational therapy assistant, a social worker and activity specialists.
Plus, Warren helps coordinate adult day health member’s care with physicians, community resources and family members; she addresses each person’s specific health needs in partnership with his or her family members and personal physician. Essentially, visiting Northwest Adult Day Health is like having a low-stress, regular checkup at the doctor’s office in the comfortable setting of a social club. Hard to beat that, right? If you have been caring for elderly loved ones, you know how important wellness monitoring can be.
Of course, it’s not just wellness assistance that members get at NWADH. There’s also a full schedule of activities, social functions and exercise programs, all with an emphasis on improving members’ quality of life in ways that allow them to keep living at home, as independently as possible, for as long as possible.
To enroll, call Northwest Adult Day Health and Wellness Center at 360-306-3031 and ask to speak with Kevyn, NWADH’s social worker. She can help set up a tour of the Lynden, WA adult day health program and/or an intake interview for your parent or other elderly loved one.