Recently, we wrote a blog explaining some of the benefits of Adult Day Programs. There are so many reasons why Adult Day Programs are beneficial that we wanted to provide more information regarding the advantages of attending an Adult Day Program.
Great for People with Dementia
An Adult Day Program is great for people with dementia because it provides stimulating activities, flexibility, assistance with personal care, socialization, and more. Stimulating activities are beneficial for someone with dementia because they can decrease anxiety, encourage engagement and self-expression, and help with maintaining motor skills.
People who are looking into joining an Adult Day Program may not be able to drive anymore or their full-time caretaker may not have the time to take them on various outings. One of the benefits of our Adult Day Program is that we offer transportation in Bloomington for our members. The Adult Day Program members get to enjoy fun outings such as fishing at Lake Riley, MacPhail Music, St. Paul Cathedral, Padelford Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise, Minneapolis POPS Orchestra and Picnic, and more! The great news for both members and their caretakers is that they don’t have to pay extra for the outings provided by Martin Luther Campus.
Promotes Brain Health and Physical Health
Studies have shown that staying physically active can help prevent cognitive decline and that it's important for seniors to keep learning by challenging the brain with mental exercises. At the Martin Luther’s Adult Day Program Clubs, we offer activities that promote brain health and physical health. Some of the brain fitness activities that we provided this July was fishing for trivia, know your State capitals, creative writing-summer poetry, and more. Some of the large motor skill activities that our members to part in this July included target practice, bean bag toss, Wii golf, and more!
Provides a Purpose
For a majority of their life, seniors had jobs to do and kids to raise. Now, many retired seniors are at a point in their life where their kids are grown, they have retired, and they are looking for a purpose. At the Martin Luther Campus Adult Day Program, many of our members say that they are “going to their job” when they attend our Adult Day Program. The friendships, activities, and events that we offer can give members a sense of purpose and enjoyment.
Supports the Caregiver
For caregivers, the biggest benefit of an Adult Day Program is that it gives them a break from the stress of being responsible for their own commitments while taking care of a loved one at the same time. An Adult Day Program can also provide resources to support the caregiver. At our Adult Day Program, caregivers can attend one of our support groups on campus. At the support group, caretakers are encouraged to tell their stories and experiences of being a caregiver.
If you or a loved one is interested in becoming a member of our Adult Day Program, call Amy at 952-948-5167 for more information and to schedule a tour today.
Martin Luther Campus is part of the Ebenezer family of Lutheran Senior Care Communities. We provide transitional care and assisted living apartments for seniors in Bloomington and Richfield. We also have adult day clubs and memory care programs for seniors living at home. We’re located at 1401 East 100th St. Bloomington, MN. Are you interested in transitioning to assisted living or do you have a loved one that needs assisted living? Call Amy at 952-948-5167 for more information and to schedule a tour today.
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