Costs of the program will vary based on the number of days per week a member contracts to attend, usually a minimum of 2 days for continuity and contentment for the member. There are programs that can assist with costs (which are based on the members income - not their family's) and are economical when compared to Assisted Living or Home Health Care arrangements.
When you start to live in the land of "Mom or Dad need some help" you are introduced to a whole host of issues you never considered before. Do you need a break from the anxiety of worrying about falls or dementia or failing eyesight? Having an incredible program like the Adult Day Center located at the VNA of Somerset Hills building on Mount Airy in Basking Ridge is a blessing and a relief!
Members of the day program (open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm) are treated to a warm and stimulating environment, with daily activities running the gamut from music therapy to visits from Morristown Museum and the Somerset Country Environmental Center to singers and crafts and more. Local residents and businesses join the members during "Days of Caring" to spend time talking and playing games, and local garden clubs bring floral projects and friendly faces, reinforcing the lively and warm-hearted environment the program staff create. Outdoor activities in the garden complement the bright and cheery interior for seasonal enjoyment.
Conveniently located just off the 287 exit, the program is able to take advantage of the excellent nursing and caregiver staff of the VNA of Somerset Hills. Mid-day medications can be given by a VNA nurse, monthly health monitoring of blood pressure and pulse are provided, and optional services of Home Health Aid-assisted showering and podiatrist services can be added. Unburdening the family of these tasks alone to qualified professionals is a huge stress reliever!
Check out their program and monthly schedule of activities at www.visitingnurse.org or call Maria Keenan at 908-766-6164 ext 207 to see if it will be a good fit for your personal situation.
And consider organizing a group visit from your business or club to help out our older neighbors with a "Day of Caring" of your own!
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