Hi, I would recommend that you go check out the center. Have you already visited it? Make sure it’s a place where she would do well, and if it is, remember that at some point she is not able to make healthy decisions for herself. If she needs to be in adult day care (and if you’re thinking it is time, it IS time) then she needs to go there. Maybe suggest that she’s going to go there to do a job of some sort, so she feels like she’s going to be accomplishing something there. Don’t tell her she has to go because “she has dementia,” or “something is wrong with her,” but instead suggest that where she’s going will be fun, engaging, and purposeful.
Rachael’s program is excellent! We are now better prepared to give our residents the care and understanding they need and to support our resident families with confidence. She also helped us with our engagement activities and daily activity calendars. We are now Dementia By Day Certified!
– Tracy Sneed, Owner of Remember Me Senior Care (TN)