Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Community Nurses Adult Day Program Offering Free Trial

Are you one of the many people caring for an older adult in your family who is no longer able to stay alone during the day? Do you want to keep them at home as long as possible instead of in an assisted living facility or nursing home? For a limited time, Community Nurses Inc., an affiliate of the Elk Regional Health System, is inviting you to try their Adult Day program free-of-charge.

The stress of caring for a loved one can cause many problems in families, such as the deterioration of the caregiver’s health, the breakdown of relationships within the family, and employment issues that arise due to missed work days. Adult Day offers a solution: it offers a wonderful daytime program for older adults who can’t be left alone for long periods of time due to a physical impairment, the effects of aging, or a memory loss condition like Alzheimer’s.

Adult Day participants thrive in an upbeat, supervised environment that features a home-like living room and pleasant surroundings. Families notice a change in their loved one after spending time at Adult Day. Feelings of isolation disappear and they seem happier when they return home after a day of interesting activities, good nutrition, and socialization. Adult Day is staffed by a nurse and aides who carefully plan activities, monitor health conditions, and provide personal care when needed.

Community Nurses' Adult Day facility is located at 625 Maurus Street in St. Marys. The center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

To find out more about Adult Day and this one-time special offer, contact Community Nurses at (814) 781-8253 and ask about the spring 2012 trial offer.