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Alzheimer's and Dementia Day Care

In addition to the VNA at-home services available for patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, the Visiting Nurse Association's Evergreen Alzheimer's Day Center provides care for people with Alzheimer's and related dementias, and support for their caregivers. Our adult day care provides a therapeutic program with activities designed to provide social skills, reduce stress and encourage self-confidence. And it provides caregivers with valuable time to work, de-stress or pursue other activities.

Daily care for people with Alzheimer's or dementia

Daily care is available at the Evergreen Alzheimer's Day Center Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Daily care allows caregivers to enjoy some needed time off with the assurance that their loved one is in the good hands of trained VNA professionals. Our staff includes a music and recreational therapist who provide activities, crafts and games that help to maximize function, promote independence, reduce stress and build self-confidence.

Morning snacks, lunch and afternoon snacks provide a nutritionally balanced diet and a time for sharing and socializing. Personal care and grooming help to promote a sense of well-being while reinforcing self-care.

Our program director, a registered nurse, provides caregivers with helpful hints and strategies for managing patients while at home.

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia is a prerequisite for admission to the Evergreen Center. Fees are based on a sliding scale according to household income.

The Center is supported by Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, Medicaid Waiver and Veterans Administration. Private payment is also accepted.

Evergreen Center
3000 Newport Gap Pike
Emily Bissell Hospital, Building F
Wilmington, DE 19808 directions

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