Adult Day Services
Updated: Monday, September 16 2013, 10:48 PM EDT
The need for adult day services is exploding across the country and now CarePartners operates a second facility here in the mountains.
As News 13's Jay Siltzer explains in today's Health Alert, that's giving families additional options for loved ones.
86-year-old Bruce Layne is competitive despite his dementia, the CarePartners Adult Day Program in Hendersonville provides the opportunity for him to participate
Janet McGuinn, Bruce's daughter, "CarePartner gives him a place to be where he's not by himself. He's not a loner, never has been a loner. He enjoys coming here."
Terry Layne, Bruce's son, "it gives us a break where we can go about and do our own business, or take care of ourselves or do or own work, and then at the end of the day we can come by and pick him up."
Joy Thompson, Bruce's daughter, "if we didn't have that, he'd probably be in a permanent facility because we wouldn't have anyone to take care of him all day long."
Bruce has become dependent on CarePartners in the daytime and his children at night, especially since his wife, Dot, died. A situation that is similar to many of the program participants.
Alyson Johnson-Sawyer, CarePartners Adult Day, "our goal is to keep them at home as long as the family wants to keep them at home and if that's until they die that's a wonderful thing for us to help them do."
Today starts National Adult Day Services Week. To celebrate that, the CarePartners facility off "college drive" in Flat Rock will have an open house tomorrow from 3:30PM to 6:30PM.