I am very excited to announce that Americana Getaway Adult Day Care Program, a project on which I have been working for the last two years, will soon be opening. This is the first Adult Day Program of its kind; a luxury-resort style Adult Day Service center of the likes no one has ever experienced.
I first met Agnes, the manager of the corporation and project about two years ago. Although she initially hired me just to complete the Adult Day Services application, it soon became apparent that the dream and vision she had for her center was in line with my vision for what an Adult Day Center could be –and the fun really began! Together we worked on opening an Adult Day Care center that went far beyond the basic requirements to one that really focused on the needs of those we serve in the most warm, inviting, stimulating and comfortable environment possible. Some of the highlights include: mouthwatering food prepared fresh daily on-site and served all day, in a lush resort-like setting, multiple choices for daily activities, including a dementia specific program, the Cognitive Optimization ® program designed to improve and cognitive health, an arts program that goes far beyond macaroni necklaces, excursions to cultural interests as well as weekly outings to the grocery store, bank and department store to ensure the center member remains as independent in the community as possible. The center will offer geriatric case management services and home care services for complete wrap-around care provision.
Nothing in the development and opening of this adult day center has been spared, even the building itself has been completely renovated and designed for the sole purpose of providing adult day services, This is a state-of-the-art facility far surpasses any other center, right down to the integrated elopement alarm system.
And there’s more! To further increase the level of accessibility and convenience to the community and members of “The Getaway”, the center will be providing multiple health and wellness services on the second floor of the building, including a full-service spa and salon/barbershop, physical, occupational and speech therapy and we’ve teamed up with Caduceus medical group who will provide medical services and an urgent care center. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the cost of membership is completely in-line with the “competition”. (Told you it was the first of its kind!)
I can’t tell you what a joy it is to start an adult day care center and work on a project with someone like Agnes, who shares my commitment to excellence and serving the elderly, who thinks out of the box, completely open to possibility and success and the vision of what Adult Day Services can really be.