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5 reasons why your parents should visit a senior daycare center

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 25, 2019 8:52:54 AM / by Lim Jia Hui

Ever wondered how seniors spend their golden years? PA, CC, and RC may be common acronyms that come to your mind. You may also identify them as chirpy chatters who banter over bread-and-butter issues while sipping coffee at coffee shops and hawker centers. To brighten up their lives, consider encouraging your parents to spend their day at a senior day care center! Below are 5 reasons why your parents should visit a senior day care center:

1. Holistic activities for optimal physical and mental health

If you’re searching for a daycare center that provides holistic programmes to ensure your parents stay in the pink of health, look no further. Allium Care Studio offers a series of programmes to achieve this.

Allium BUD Programme is a full-day programme aimed to ensure seniors remain functionally independent and have enhanced wellbeing. A team of nurses, therapists, and care concierges work together to create a plan comprising physical exercise, cognitive stimulation, and small group activities. The physical exercise comprises motion and resistance training, as well as balance training. Small group activities are designed based on personal hobbies to ensure personalized care.

Senior daycare centers organize exercise programmes to ensure seniors remain physically agile.

If you require a more personalized exercise programme, consider the Allium PETALS Programme. Suitable for both healthy and frail seniors, it improves their physical agility and capacity to perform daily activities. A physiotherapist will perform a comprehensive assessment, and create a customized plan with goals that may include manual exercises and the use of THERA-trainer Lyra (robotic gait trainer from Germany).

2. Gain knowledge via workshops and services

Several senior daycare centers conduct workshops and provide other services to ensure seniors keep themselves up-to-date with the latest happenings.

ECONLIFE! Hub invites experts to conduct health and wellness workshops, and also provides recommendations on health and medical services, counseling and government schemes.

To top it off, Hovi Care Senior Activity Centre offers a digital academy which equips seniors with IT skills like browsing the internet and sending emails.

3. Make friends and stay connected with the community

A senior daycare center not only serves as a platform to make friends of similar age but to interact with young adults and stay connected with the community. Many senior day care centers like AWWA Senior Activity Centre and Bo Tien Day Activity Centre for the Elderly partner with tertiary institutions and voluntary welfare organizations to bring seniors out on excursions.

Tertiary institutions and voluntary welfare organizations collaborate with senior daycare centers to bring seniors on excursions.

To forge close-knitted relationships among seniors, senior daycare centers organize bonding activities. Line dancing, gardening, and exercise are common group activities found at most senior daycare centers.

4. Daily and healthcare needs taken care of by healthcare professionals

If you are a busy working professional, letting your parents visit a senior daycare center will be a wise choice. Apart from recreational activities, some senior daycare centers take care of your parents’ daily and healthcare needs, so be rest assured that they are in good hands!

Orange Valley Senior Activity Centre provides food and laundry services and organizes health check-ups to ensure seniors stay in the pink of health. NTUC Health Day Centres for Seniors offer weekend respite care services, active rehabilitation, and personalized dementia care.

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5. It’s affordable!

Senior daycare centers are affordable due to subsidies offered by Agency for Integrated Care! Subsidies are granted based on your family’s income, so be sure to check your eligibility!

Looking for additional services that are not offered by senior daycare centers? Consider Caregiver Asia! We have over 5000 freelance caregivers providing care at flexible hours, flexible locations! These caregivers can serve as care companions, medical escorts, or even therapists! To find out more, contact us at +6562586683!

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Topics: Caring For The Elderly

Lim Jia Hui

Written by Lim Jia Hui

Jia Hui enjoys learning about the breakthroughs in human health and life sciences research, and turn them into bite-sized articles for the busy cosmopolitans. Social media is part of both her career and her hobby, as she loves watching Instagram stories of “loafly doggos”.

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