Frequently Asked Questions: Older Persons Day Care
Yes, if you are over 65 years and live within a six mile radius. Your Public Health Nurse can refer you. An assessment is then carried out by the Day Care Co-Ordinator when a space becomes available prior to your referral being accepted.
Care of the Older Person Day Care operates on Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. Attendance is will be discussed with you by the Day Care Co-ordinator.
You can expect to meet other people like yourself. You will be given a guided tour of the facilities, therapies and services that are available. Together with the nursing staff and other members of the multi-disciplinary team, a plan of care will be discussed with you. This will be implemented over a graduated period of time.
We can facilitate up to 40 people per day. Some services are available weekly and others on a rotational basis. Some therapies/services require written consent from your G.P. The Day Care Co-Ordinator will discuss this further with you and arrange this with your G.P. The following are available:
- Nursing assessment and care
- Bath, jacuzzi or shower facilities
- Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy programmes
- Complementary Therapies (e.g. massage and aromatherapy)
- Art and Music Therapy
- Mass and Pastoral Care
- Reminiscence therapy
- Hairdressing and beauty therapy
- Recreational art classes and computer classes for absolutes beginners
- EXTEND = exercise to music in chairs
- Social activities (e.g. sing songs, crosswords, games, bingo and quizzes)
- Outings and daytrips
- Refreshments and lunch (special diets catered for).
Attending day care offers you an opportunity to get a day out of the house. A place where you can socialize, meet and make new friends. Have fun maintaining, improving or learning new skills. It aims to help you improve the quality of life. It can also give those close to you a day off.
People arrive in different ways to Day Care - some drive themselves; some have family or friends drop them off; and others use a taxi. If you are unable to make your own transport arrangements, we do have a wheelchair accessible bus that can collect and return you to and from your home.
Yes. The cost is subsidised and includes your lunch (3 course meal), drinks and all the services and therapies. Extras include transport on the Milford bus, hairdressing and chiropody (these prices are also subsidised and are reviewed annually).