Choosing Between a Nursing Home and Adult Day Care
If your elderly loved one needs additional care beyond what you can provide at home, you can enroll them in an adult day care program or place them in a nursing home. New Generations offers adult day care programs in Marion and Florence, South Carolina. We have experienced, compassionate staff members and registered nurses on the premises at all times to care for your loved one. If you are thinking about placing your loved one in a nursing home, you may want to consider adult day care first.
What is a Nursing Home?
Nursing homes provide a range of personal and health care services including assistance with bathing, eating, and basic medical care. Your family member will permanently live at the facility while enjoying visitation hours. They are best suited for someone who needs round-the-clock care. Many nursing homes offer rehabilitative services if your loved one needs assistance with physical or cognitive therapy. Unfortunately, nursing homes are very expensive and can cost $6,000-8,000 per month.
Disadvantages of a Nursing Home
While nursing homes have their benefits, they also have a lot of disadvantages. They allow your loved one to have access to medical care 24/7, but for many seniors, the cons outweigh the pros. Depending on your situation, adult day care may be a more advantageous care option for your loved one. Here are the disadvantages of nursing homes you should be aware of.
- Incredibly expensive
- Loss of freedom and independence
- Isolation can lead to depression
- Residents often experience separation anxiety
- Common reports of negligence
What is Adult Day Care?
Adult day care programs provide seniors with a safe place to go while their caretakers are away. Your loved one can enjoy social interaction, exercise, and mental stimulation in a medically-equipped venue while you go to work, run errands, or take a well-deserved break from caregiving.
At New Generations, our adult day care programs start at just $12 per hour and are much more affordable than a nursing home. We always have a registered nurse on the premises, and we provide compassionate care for seniors, veterans, and disabled adults 18 years or older. Our adult day care programs are led by friendly, skilled nurses, and aides to help your loved one stay safe and enjoy their day.
The adult day care programs at New Generations are designed to promote independence, socialization, and mental well-being. Crafting, scheduled outings, fun activities, and opportunities for learning are just a few of the things your loved one will be able to enjoy when you enroll them in our adult day care programs.
When your loved one is in our care, we will administer any medication they need on time. We know it can be difficult for seniors to remember to take their medication, so we will make sure they get exactly what they need while they are at adult day care. We also offer specialized programs for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. You can feel confident leaving your loved one in the care of our compassionate, well-trained, and dedicated staff.
We know you may be worried about leaving your loved one. To provide a safe environment for our program attendees, and to put your mind at ease, we have registered nurses on staff at all times. If your loved one needs nursing support while they are at our adult day care program, we are well-prepared to properly care for them. Each of our South Carolina facilities is staffed with registered nurses who have the knowledge and expertise to take good care of your loved one.
While adult day care only costs approximately $1,500 per month, placing your loved one in a nursing home will cost between $6,000-8,000 each month. The adult day care programs at New Generations are much more affordable, so you can get exceptional care for your loved one without the financial burden.
While seniors in a nursing home facility may experience separation anxiety, your loved one will be able to socialize with other attendees at New Generations and get to spend time with you every night when they return home. Adult day care offers your loved one an opportunity to socialize each day which is incredibly important to their mental health and wellbeing.
We Care About Our Participants Safety
We know you need to trust those caring for your loved one. At New Generations, the safety of your family member is our top priority. Our compassionate team members are well-trained to provide the best care, and they love what they do. The onsite registered nurse will carefully watch over your family member to make sure they are safe. Your loved one’s dietary and medical needs will be properly attended to, and we are committed to providing a friendly, welcoming environment for our participants.
Transportation Services Available
We understand that transportation can be a major pain point for you and your loved one. In order to make things easier on our attendees and their caretakers, we offer transportation services to and from both of our South Carolina facilities. Our friendly bus drivers will greet your loved one with a smile each day and safely transport them to New Generations.
Why Choose New Generations Over a Nursing Home?
If your loved one doesn’t require 24-hour care, enrolling them in an adult day care program at New Generations will save you money. Our programs offer many benefits without the disadvantages of nursing homes. Since 1998, New Generations has operated with the mission of providing our participants and their families with quality care they can depend on. We offer enriching, safe adult day care programs to make life better for you and your loved one. If you want to delay placing your family member in a nursing home, you can enroll them in one of our adult day care programs at our Marion or Florence facilities in South Carolina.
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