Programs & Services

Adult Day Service Center

The Right Choice for Your Loved One -- Providing Peace of Mind for Caregivers and Families

Caring for a loved one who is elderly and frail or has Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, Parkinson's disease, or the vestiges of a stroke, can be an exhausting task.

Often family members are left with feelings of uncertainty and helplessness about their role as caregivers and are overwhelmed by the competing demands of daily life, earning a living and providing full-time care to their loved one.

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More than 20 Years of Trusted Experience

For more than 20 years, the Adult Day Service Center has been there to help. Located at 1527 4th St., 2nd Floor in Santa Monica, the Center is open 11 hours a day (8:00 am - 6:00 pm), Monday through Friday, so that caregivers can go to work, do other tasks, or take a much-needed break knowing that their loved one is enjoying the day in a safe, caring and stimulating environment.

WISE & Healthy Aging's Adult Day Service Center is the only state-designated Alzheimer's Day Care Resource Center on the Los Angeles Westside.
 
Our compassionate, professional staff is trained to work with those with physical or cognitive impairments and a plan of care is tailored to the needs of each client. Over the past two years, two members of the Center’s staff were honored by the Alzheimer’s Association at the Jim Segal Award luncheon for their passion and commitment to Adult Day Services.

Day services can be an excellent solution for both caregiver and loved one. A recent study showed that 87 to 96% of day care clients have either improved or maintained their function, helping to keep them out of the hospital or nursing facility. Families report that many clients of day care are more alert and more social, have lower rates of depression and improved sleeping patterns, and demonstrate improved physical ability.

Come Visit Us and See Some of the Exciting Services Offered at the Adult Day Service Center --

For your loved one, the program offers:

  • A hot, nutritious lunch and snacks
  • Stimulating art classes
  • Lively birthday celebrations
  • Therapeutic chair yoga
  • Dancing and Sing-a-Longs
  • Healthy exercise session each and every day
  • Games such as Bingo (with prizes), Scrabble, and others
  • Informative health classes and discussions
  • Fun and engaging intergenerational activities with young children
  • Assurance of personal safety with caring supervision
  • Visits and Performances by Professional Artists and Entertainers
  • Active Socializing and Interaction with Peers
  • Access to a secured outdoor patio
  • Shower service is available (for extra fee)
  • 'Companion-Sitting' drop-in service available for those that wish to attend on a per hour basis

For the caregiver:

  • Individual counseling
  • Peace of mind
  • Referrals to other community resources
  • Regular health education lectures
  • Weekly support groups

Who Can Enroll?

The trained staff work with those with early, moderate or severe levels of dementia, including those with canes and walkers. We accept those in wheelchairs who have sufficient arm strength to assist in transferring. The Center accepts incontinent clients and clients who wander (secured facility with an electronic wandering system).

The Alzheimer's Association has recognized Center staff for its excellence in care.

Enrollment is easy! Please call (310) 394-9871 to arrange a free sample day at the Center for your loved one.

Interested in Volunteering?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the WISE Adult Day Service Center, or in other volunteer opportunities with WISE & Healthy Aging, please call (310) 394-9871 for more information.