CARES Adult Day Services Locations

NEW PORT RICHEY – CARES Claude Pepper Senior Center
6640 Van Buren Street, New Port Richey, FL 34653
727-844-3077

DADE CITY – CARES Crescent Center
13906 5th Street, Dade City, FL 33525
352-518-9300


WHY CHOOSE CARES?

CARES Adult Day Services recognized that people are people, regardless of their age, need, or limitations. Everyone deserves to have a caring, stimulating, and enjoyable environment which encourages their ability for self-care and inspires positive feelings of dignity and self-worth. Staff assists our participants with any physical, medical or memory challenges that may have diminished their independence.

Caregivers also benefit when they use Adult Day Services. It offers the opportunity to continue to work, run the family household or just relax.  Adult Day Services provides peace of mind that your loved one is receiving excellent care in a fun and stimulating atmosphere.

CARES adult day services goals focus on enriching the participants’ lives, building upon their skills, knowledge, and unique abilities and strengths.  We offer a wide variety of activities:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Musical entertainment
  • Mental stimulation games such  as trivia, current events
  • Stretching or other gentle exercise.
  • Computer lessons
  • Wii games
  • Visitation of therapy dogs
  • Holiday and birthday celebrations
  • Local outings
  • Early Memory Loss program

 Services include:

  • Medication monitoring by the center nurse
  • Health screenings
  • Breakfast, lunch and a snack
  • Transportation
  • Access to resources
  • Support groups

Benefits of Adult Day Care:

  • Stabilize medical conditions
  • Reduce crisis episodes of the elderly at emergency rooms through preventive monitoring and early intervention
  • Prevent secondary disabilities caused by inactivity
  • Improve functional ability through therapeutic and meaningful activities
  • Prevent or delay unnecessary institutionalization
  • Provide an alternative setting of health care to an aging population
  • Increase health and wellness programs/services
  • Improve or stabilize cognitive functioning
  • Increase socialization opportunities
  • Offer opportunities for friendships and decrease isolation and loneliness
  • Improve behavior and mood
  • Promote better nutrition
  • Educate caregivers
  • Provide respite to caregivers
  • Improve the quality of life
  • Promote consumer choice
  • Increase the ability to access services and information
  • Increase self-esteem and dignity
  • Serve a community with a high population of elderly and enable them to age in place within the community