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Adult Day Care Center

New Generations Proudly Offers Adult Day Care Services

New Generations Adult Day Center provides care for elderly individuals and those with a wide range of developmental disabilities. Our dedicated staff understands that caring for a loved one can take a toll on family members, which is why we provide adult day care services that can give you a much-needed break while simultaneously providing many benefits for your loved one. Our premier facilities in Florence and Marion, South Carolina have been helping residents and their family members since 1998.

Do you have a question or would you like to learn more about a specific subject? Get more information about the adult day care services we provide using the terms in the Glossary below. For more details, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Adult Day Care: Our adult day care services include a planned program of activities for individuals 18 years or older who require supportive care during the day and can return home in the evenings. Our facilities in Florence and Marion, South Carolina help families manage the responsibility of caring for an elderly or disabled loved one while enhancing the quality of life for both our participants and their caregivers.

Specialized Elderly Care Services

Alzheimer Care: Our Alzheimer’s Activity Centers provides programs and services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other related conditions. Our dedicated staff members work together to create a welcoming, supportive and enriching environment for each participant. Activities are customized based on each individual’s abilities and interests.

Chronic Disease Management: At New Generations, we offer chronic disease management services that can help both you and your loved one take better control of Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, heart disease, and more.

Medication Management: Sometimes it can be difficult for elderly individuals to manage their own medication needs. That’s where our medication management team can help. Our onsite nurses help each participant stick to their strict medication schedule.

Person-Centered Care Planning: At New Generations, we understand the importance of identifying goals and then developing care plans that assist individuals in obtaining those goals. Through person-centered care planning we maximize each participants’ day to the fullest in an effort to help them achieve their goals and make their day exactly what they want it to be.

Physical Therapy Assistance: If your loved one suffers from a condition that affects their movement, posture, or balance; regular physical therapy can help. Our adult day care services include physical therapy assistance that’s tailored to each individual.

Seizure Disorder: A seizure is caused by an uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. Our caregivers are professionally trained in seizure disorder care and are always willing to offer companionship to those who may feel isolated or frustrated. If your loved one is having trouble living at home, we encourage you to sign them up for our adult day care program.

Strokes: A stroke is a sudden interruption of blood supply in the brain sometimes caused by blockages or bleeding. Strokes affect nearly 800,000 people each year and they are the leading cause of serious, long term disabilities. If you have a loved one who was affected by a stroke, our adult day care is the perfect place for them to relax, enjoy themselves, and know they’re in good hands – all while maintaining their independence.

Memory Care: If you have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or another condition that affects their memory, you know firsthand how devastating it can be. Seeing your loved one struggle to remember simple things is challenging, and caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is a full-time job. Memory Care at New Generations was developed to provide a nurturing and safe space where your family member can receive quality care. New Generations is one of the premier memory care facilities in Florence and Marion, South Carolina.

Special Needs Adult Day Care Services

Gary’s Gang: The Gary’s Gang Program was established in 2007 when New Generations began admitting special needs adults into their caregiver program. This structured program helps participants maintain their sense of individual identity, independence and self-esteem. We focus on social interaction with organized activities which include exercise/fitness, wellness programs, educational, and social events. The program was lovingly named in memory of our founder, Gail Belissary’s late autistic son, Gary.

Asperger Syndrome: Asperger syndrome is one of several subtypes of autism that affects about 1% of the population. While the effects of autism can range from low-functioning to high-functioning, Asperger syndrome is considered to be a high-functioning subtype. We know that Asperger syndrome can affect each individual differently and that their range of symptoms can vary. That’s why we have friendly, trustworthy caregivers in our Gary’s Gang Program who are trained specifically in Asperger care to help individuals find their best self.

Autism: Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are both complex brain development disorders, and they are much more common than one may think. On average, one out of every 42 boys and one out of every 189 girls is diagnosed with Autism in the United States. At New Generations, we’ve found it instrumental to offer adult day care services which cater to adults with Autism at both our Florence and Marion, South Carolina locations.

Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a brain disorder that causes extreme, often sudden shifts in energy, mood, and activity levels. It’s estimated that 4.4% of adults in America experience bipolar disorder at some point in their lives and 3.3 million individuals suffer from it every year. At New Generations, we offer special need adult day care services for individuals with Bipolar disorder at both of our locations.

Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral palsy is a disorder which affects movement, muscle tone and posture that’s caused by an injury to the developing brain, often before birth. On average, around 10,000 babies are born each year with cerebral palsy. Today, there are 764,000 adults and children in the U.S. living with it. Cerebral palsy disorders affect individuals in varying degrees, including their ability to walk, communicate, and eat, as well as possible blindness, epilepsy or deafness. Because of the complications associated with cerebral palsy, our staff is here to assist with daily needs and activities.

Down Syndrome: Down Syndrome is the most common genetic condition and affects one out of every 691 babies in America. Individuals with Down Syndrome have varying degrees of cognitive delay. While the majority of individuals are in the “mild to moderate” category, there are some individuals with “moderate to severe” cognitive delays. At New Generations, we understand that offering the right kind of care is critical to help individuals learn and grow. We have a nursing staff that can address any clinical or health needs as necessary.

Hearing Impaired: Behind arthritis and heart disease, hearing loss is the third most common physical condition, and it affects approximately 20% of Americans. There are four degrees of loss: mild, moderate, severe and profound. At New Generations, we have several staff members who are trained in American Sign Language (ASL). This lets us not only communicate with hearing impaired individuals, but also bond with them on a deeper level.

Hydrocephalus: The condition “hydrocephalus” comes from the Greek words meaning water (“hydro”) and head (“cephalus”) and is characterized by an excess of liquid in the brain. This liquid is called cerebrospinal fluid. It normally flows through the brain, however, those with hydrocephalus have an excessive amount that can accumulate in larger spaces and put pressure on the brain tissue. Currently, there are one million Americans living with hydrocephalus. Many people affected by hydrocephalus have difficulty with speech, language, or verbal fluency. In addition, they may simply have trouble opening up to and having conversations with others. Our caregivers can work with your loved one to improve their physical and mental communication skills.

Intellectual Disabilities: Intellectual Disabilities, also known as Intellectual Development Disorder (IDD), is a neuro-developmental disorder accompanied by greatly impaired intellectual and adaptive functioning. Intellectual disabilities affects roughly 2-3% of the general population and of that population, 75-90% of those individuals have mild intellectual disabilities. About 25% of these cases are caused by a genetic disorder. Signs and symptoms of intellectual disabilities are delays in language development, deficient memory skills, difficulty learning social skills, and difficulty with problem solving. The effects of this disorder vary for every individual, and at New Generations we understand this and tailor our program accordingly.

Learning Disabilities: A learning disability is a neurological disorder that’s caused by a difference in the way a person’s brain operates. While the concept is simple, learning disabilities can affect individuals in many different ways and on many different levels. While some have trouble with basic skills like reading, writing, or spelling, others many have trouble with more advanced skills like reasoning, organizing, or time-planning. A learning disability can affect one or more skills and because each individual is different, we take a unique approach to our care.

Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Pervasive developmental disorder, also known as PDD, refers to a variety of disorders characterized by developmental delays in communication and/or socialization. These disorders include all types of autism as well as Rhett syndrome (a genetic brain disorder). While some individuals with PDD speak limitedly, others don’t speak at all. No matter the level of communication, our caregivers can help improve speech issues, verbal interactions, one-sided conversations, and more. We also keep an open line of communication with each individual’s parents or guardians so that we can better understand their behaviors and offer the best PDD care.

Traumatic Brain Injury: At New Generations, our Gary’s Gang Program is open to individuals with many different special needs, including those with traumatic brain injuries. Brain injuries usually occur when an individual experiences a violent hit or jolt to the head or body. This could happen in many different ways and because each individual’s story is different, their level of injury and care needs are different as well.

Sensory Room: Some of the most challenging aspects associated with autism are difficulties with sensory integration. Something like a fluorescent light or quiet conversation nearby can feel distressing and overwhelming to certain individuals. Sensory rooms are quickly becoming one of the most effective ways of addressing this difficulty. At New Generations our participants have access to a sensory room for autism which provides a safe environment where they can decompress and desensitize.

Affiliations

Alzheimer's Association Autism Speaks NADSA Miracle League