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A Welcome Respite

Autumn was a natural caregiver and thought she could do it all. She moved her father in with her after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia. Then, when her grandmother needed extra care, she invited her to move in with her as well. To top it all off, Autumn was preparing to get married and wanted to start a family of her own.

But life goes on, and when Autumn worked from home she found that she couldn’t give her full attention to her father. That’s when he would get restless and it was all becoming too much for her.

That’s when she found Senior Concerns and their Adult Day Center. “The feeling here was different than other places we visited,” says Autumn. “After his first trial day at Senior Concerns I was blown away. All apprehension was gone, and I knew this would change my family’s life.” Not only did she have a safe and caring place for her father to go during the day so she could concentrate on work and other tasks, but she knew how much it meant for her father. He now had a place to go that was just for him. He would ask when he could go back to visit his friends! Autumn says that she knew he needed this as much as she did. It helped her father feel good about himself and have purpose in his day again.

Family caregivers need a place to turn for support and guidance when faced with their many difficult tasks and decisions. Senior Concerns Adult Day Center gives people a place to go and receive care and supervision during the day while enjoying socialization and therapeutic activities. In addition, Senior Concerns’ specially-trained Case Managers can help guide family caregivers on their caregiving journey. The Meals On Wheels Program is available to provide freshly prepared, nutritious meals to homebound seniors. And, the Senior Advocates serve as a resource for information related to healthcare, housing, transportation and so much more. Senior Concerns is truly the go-to resource for all things related to aging and caregiving in the community.

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