Adult Day Care For Individuals With Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Day Care Centers

Special Needs Care For Those With Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome is the most common genetic condition and affects one out of every 700 babies in America. Individuals with Down Syndrome have varying degrees of cognitive delay. While the majority of individuals with Down Syndrome are in the “mild to moderate” category, there are some individuals with “moderate to severe” cognitive delay. At New Generations, we currently have two adult day care programs for individuals with Down Syndrome in Florence and Marion, South Carolina.

In the 1980’s the life expectancy of a child with Down Syndrome was around 25 years of age, however, with recent advancements in clinical treatments, as many as 80% of affected individuals are able to reach the age of 60. We understand the varying levels of this condition and are here to help your loved one feel comfortable, confident, and most of all, happy.

Down Syndrome Collage

How Our How Adult Down Syndrome Program Can Help

At New Generations we have a special needs program lovingly referred to as Gary’s Gang. Each of our Gary’s Gang staff members is trained and specializes helping individuals with a wide range of intellectual and learning disabilities, including Down Syndrome. Our aides understand the care that is needed for these individuals and are happy to help them learn and grow. We also have a nursing staff that can address any clinical or health needs as necessary. Learn more about the benefits of our adult day care for Down Syndrome and how we can help your loved one thrive:

Fun Structure Filled Days

We recognize that adults with Down Syndrome need repetition and order in their lives. Many call this tendency “the groove” because an individual tends to follow well-worn paths or grooves. At New Generations, we not only encourage the groove, but we take advantage of it by adding order and timing to an individual’s daily routine. The benefit of this repetition is an increase in independence along with a feeling of comfort.

Socialization Opportunities

We also believe that it is critical for each participant at our adult day care for Down Syndrome to be socially involved, so our staff members help them develop friendships with both disabled and non-disabled individuals. Socialization both at our location and outside our location helps increase self-esteem, well-being, and happiness, which is why our Gary’s Gang members also participate in trips like: bowling, the Little Theater, Ripley’s Aquarium, eating out, hayrides, pumpkin picking, and more.

Strength Training Exercises

We know that one symptom of Down Syndrome is decreased muscle activity or strength. That’s why we have our attendees participate in multiple exercises and activities in our adult day care for Down Syndrome program. These activities help them develop fine motor skills, strengthen muscles, as well enjoy fun events each and every day.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is paramount, which is why another part of our adult day care for Down Syndrome program is a healthy diet. We assist each individual with an appropriate daily diet (consisting of 2 snacks and an FDA approved lunch) as well as regular exercise. We can accommodate individuals with food allergies and sensitivities.

Loving & Exciting Environment

At New Generations, we’re all about love, and the place it shows most is in Gary’s Gang. From our staff members to our participants, we’ve created a community that is caring, accepting, loving, and warm. We pay close attention to our members and offer one-on-one care when it’s needed, but mostly, we love to have fun and enjoy life.

Importance Of Person Centered Care Plans

Although Down Syndrome is far more common than people realize, it affects each person differently. While there may be shared symptoms and characteristics among adults with Down Syndrome, each one has their own needs, personality, preferences and needs. Celebrating and honoring individuality is one of our strongest values at New Generations. That is why every attendee of our adult day care for Down Syndrome receives a custom Person Centered Care Plan.

We believe that each person’s needs are as unique as they are; this means the care they receive should be equally personal. We value more than just meeting each individual’s basic needs. Our Person Centered Care Plans emphasize the power of choice, independence and autonomy. Each plan is built in collaboration with you and your loved one. We take their needs, wants, strengths and limitations into consideration to build a schedule that promotes the greatest health, wellness and happiness in their life.

Why Choose New Generations Adult Day Care For Down Syndrome?

New Generations offers the best adult day care services in Florence and Marion, SC, and the surrounding areas. We have worked hard to create a close-knit community with highly trained, professional staff leading the daily activities for our attendees.

We want each person who comes to New Generations to greet each day with excitement and a smile. As part of Gary’s Gang, our program for adults with special needs, your loved one will experience a variety of benefits including:

  • An orientation and consultation to create their Person Centered Care Plan
  • Pick-up and drop-off services available year-round
  • On-site registered nurses for medical care and emergencies
  • A daily USDA-approved meal with two snacks that respect any dietary restrictions
  • Daily communication reports for caretakers
  • Daily operating hours Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • On-site behavioral specialist
  • Continued education and ongoing training for all staff

The Help Your Loved One Needs

What is a Day at New Generations Like?

We know that routine provides security for our attendees. People with Down Syndrome are vibrant, energetic and always want to have fun, but they also require structure and guidance in different areas of their lives. We treat each member of Gary’s Gang like a member of our family, and we make sure each day is filled with fun and happiness!

When your loved one arrives at New Generations adult day care for Down Syndrome, they will always be greeted with a big smile. Those who love to give hugs will always be received with open arms. Throughout the day, we participate in a variety of fun and educational activities. During the year, we also have many special events including:

  • Our own Special Olympics
  • A visit to the annual county fair
  • Trips to the bowling alley
  • Fall trips to McLeod Farm for pumpkin picking, picnics, hayrides and Halloween fun
  • Special themed events each month
  • Mall trips for shopping and lunch at the food court
  • Little Theater with plenty of music, singing and dancing
  • High school mixers with special needs students for dancing, food and fun

Down Syndrome Home Care Services

We understand that some individuals are not able to participate in our adult day care program, but we do not believe they should not have access to care and companionship. Some adults with Down Syndrome may have medical needs or preferences that make home care a better option, and our trained assistants are here to support them as much as possible.

New Generations home care services can support adults with medical needs and behavioral challenges. We can also provide a hybrid schedule of adult day care and home care to suit your schedule and your loved one’s needs. Talk to us about what works best for you. If you are not sure, choosing the optimal arrangement will be a part of your loved one’s Person Centered Care Plan.

Enroll In Our Adult Day Care For Down Syndrome Program

Please contact New Generations today to learn more about our day care and home care services for Down Syndrome. Schedule an appointment to tour our Florence or Marion, SC, facility at your earliest convenience. We cannot wait to meet you and your loved one!

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