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Day care or daytime activities for the elderly

  1. Day care or daytime activities for the elderly; everyone has heard of it and perhaps even an idea of ​​what it entails. However, you wonder how it really works in day care for the elderly. What can you expect at a day care for the elderly, what are the possible benefits of such a day care and for whom can the day care be suitable? How can you register for daytime activities for the elderly and have the costs been arranged?

Types of daycare or daytime activities

  1. Day care is also called day care, there are several types of day care for the elderly. These also have different names that are alike. A number of terms that you may encounter in day care and day care are:

Problems from older ones can include:

  1. Loneliness Passivity partner is overburdened by psychological or physical care of the possibly. daycare participant Unrest Dementia Depression Insecurity feelings Inferiority feelings Fear

Need of the elder:

  1. Activation social contact control function Can continue to live at home / relieve partner

Daily schedule at a day care center for the elderly

  1. A rough division of the day is:

Activities at daycare for the elderly

  1. Walking creative activities (card making, needlework, painting, etc etc. watch a movie playing games grocery shopping / shopping take a trip cooking / baking conversation gymnastics household activities: silver brushing, plant care, etc. computer lesson Read Puzzling Garden activity To sing Listen to music etc. etc.

Group size

  1. The group size can vary greatly. On average this will be 10 to 15 people.

Guidance at day care for the elderly

  1. Activity supervisor caring volunteers interns

Transportation

  1. There is usually a van that picks up and brings the participants home.

Payment

  1. The costs for Daytime activities are reimbursed via your health insurer (Zvw) or the Long-term Care Act (Wlz). Sometimes there is a personal contribution.

How to register for day care for the elderly

  1. Request a referral through your GP. It is always possible to participate in a day care center for a day or part of the day to try out whether it is a suitable place. Family member / companion and / or partner may then possibly. come along. The Activities Counselor will try to make the introduction as 'safe' as possible by means of putting the participant at ease, not expressing any obligations or expectations and guiding the participant in the new situation.

Prejudices

  1. You have to be 'very old' for such a daycare: Nothing could be further from the truth. Participants sometimes range from 65 to 95 or older. All people are in great need of care at a day care center. This is not so. The need for care can vary widely. You must do everything together with the group and must participate in everything: No, individual activities are also done in small groups, according to the participant's preference. I cannot stand, so I cannot participate in all those activities: The purpose of the daycare is precisely to make activities possible, for example sitting shuffleboard instead of standing with a small board instead of a large one, etc. I don't know anyone at the daycare: Provided you go close to your place of residence, there is a good chance, and sometimes even great, that you will meet people you know from the past.

  2. You have to be 'very old' for such a daycare: Nothing could be further from the truth. Participants sometimes range from 65 to 95 or older. All people are in great need of care at a day care center. This is not so. The need for care can vary widely. You have to do everything together with the group and participate in everything: No, individual activities are also done in small groups, according to the preference of the participant. I cannot stand, so I cannot participate in all those activities: The purpose of the daycare is precisely to make activities possible, for example sitting shuffleboard instead of standing with a small board instead of a large one, etc. I don't know anyone at the daycare: Provided you go close to your place of residence, there is a good chance, and sometimes even great, that you will meet people you know from the past.



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