Daybreak is a high quality program of activities and is designed to promote well-being through social and health-related services for persons with Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss. As an Adult Daycare program, we operate during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, in a safe, supportive, cheerful environment. Hot catered lunches that accommodate special diets are included, along with a morning and afternoon snack
The intent of Daybreak is three-fold:
- To provide older adults with memory loss an opportunity to get out of the house and receive cognitive, physical and social stimulation which improves memory loss.
- To give caregivers a much-needed break in which to attend to personal needs, or simply rest and relax.
- To provide the community with presentations and educational classes on topics related to Alzheimer's Disease and other memory disorders, caregiver issues, and information on available community resources to various interested groups or agencies.
Daybreak’s goals focus on enriching the participants' lives, building upon their skills, knowledge, and unique abilities and strengths. Below are some of the activities that are provided:
Daybreak offers a win/win situation for everyone in the family—not only the caregiver or participant who attends the program, but also for the family member who has primary responsibility as caregiver. We provide much-needed respite for the caregiver, allowing a break from the physical demands and stress of providing round-the-clock care.
- Can benefit from the friendship and functional assistance
- May be physically or cognitively challenged but do not require 24-hour supervision
- Are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease
- Able to independently feed self but may need help with cutting food
- Are mobile, with the possible assistance of a cane or walker
- Are continent or wear protective undergarments (i.e. pads, Depends) or may need verbal reminders to use the restroom
- Have behavioral issues (i.e. socially withdrawn, wander, difficulty in communicating, displays anxiety and/or agitation) which are not harmful or abusive to self or others
Group Size: The program can accommodate up to 8-14 individuals per session depending on the site. A ratio of (1) staff/volunteer per (3) participants is preferred.
Staff: Program staff is comprised of a Program Supervisor, Group Respite Site Coordinator; a program assistant (if needed); and a core of trained volunteers. The volunteers and staff are sensitive, patient and safety-minded individuals who work together in providing a high-quality and nurturing activity program. All direct program staff and volunteers receive specialized training on working with individuals with Alzheimer's.
Cost: $48/Full Day and $30/Half Day (both options include a hot catered meal).
- Scholarships might be available to help cover the cost of the program. Please contact the Daybreak Program Supervisor for funding availability.
- You can also contact the Kenosha ADRC/Adult Disability Resource Center http://www.kenoshacounty.org/at (262) 605-6646 for other possible funding sources.
Transportation: If transportation is needed, public transportation services are available through:
- Kenosha Area Family & Aging Services, Inc. Volunteer Transportation Service (262) 842-7433
- KAC's CARE-A-VAN (262) 658-9093
- Southport (866) 907-1493
- Kenosha Area Transit (262) 653-4287
- K-Town (262) 764-0377
- Western Kenosha Area Transit (888) 4203-3498
Daybreak Kenosha Monthly Publications:
Kenosha Newsletter - July
Kenosha Activities Calendar - July
Daybreak Twin Lakes Monthly Publications:
Twin Lakes Activities Calendar - July
Twin Lakes Activities Calendar - August
Twin Lakes Newsletter - July
Virtual Dementia Tour: This educational experience is ideal for caregivers and others who work with people with dementia.The Virtual Dementia Tour is a scientifically proven method of training designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia. The VDT combines scholarly resources with a simulation tool kit that enables caregivers to experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges facing those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. More than 500,000 people in 14 countries have experienced The Virtual Dementia Tour which is now available in five languages. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a product of Second Wind Dreams®Founder, P.K. Beville.
Local Support Groups: Support Groups for caregivers are available as well as information and referral to other community resources.