Dementia Day Center

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The CarePartners Dementia Day Center is one of only two daytime facilities in the Greater Houston area for individuals with dementia, and it the only one serving individuals with moderate-to-late dementia.

The Center ensures that individuals continue to have purpose and passion in their lives. It provides families with the support they need for one of the hardest jobs almost no one receives training for: providing 24/7 care for a spouse, parent, or other loved one who has developed dementia.

We Specialize in Dementia

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The Center is designed specifically for adults who have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Attending the Center improves their quality of life and helps caregivers maintain the health of their loved ones from home. Our staff is trained to care for this population, and we give personal attention to each participant. Our caring professionals understand the needs of people living with dementia and respond with compassion.

Specialized programming and therapeutic recreation throughout the day are the most important aspects of our services. A calm, predictable, and accepting environment provides a sense of security that enables individuals with dementia to make full use of their cognitive abilities. Structured and carefully implemented programming ensures their success, enhances self-esteem, and creates a sense of purpose each day. The opportunity to socialize with peers also contributes to an improved quality of life.

Who We Serve

The CarePartners Dementia Day Center is the only center in the Greater Houston area accepting individuals from early to moderate-late dementia. This allows us to continue serving individuals as their condition progresses, without undergoing a change of environment that might be confusing. Participants must have a dementia diagnosis, be able to bear weight, and be medically stable.

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What We Offer

Financial assistance is available.

Specific Program Offerings

See what a day at the Dementia Day Center is like:

Ready to Enroll?

Dementia Day Center Application

Medical Release and Physician’s Order

FAQs

If you have any questions beyond those listed, please feel free to reach out to us.

Applicants must have dementia confirmed by a physician and must be able to bear weight. Additionally, the applicant must be free of communicable diseases, medically stable, and must be able to eat with no or minimal assistance. Additionally, the individual must be able to engage in group or self-directed activities with minimal assistance.

The full day rate is $95/day; the half day rate is $80/day. A full day is attendance 5 hours and 30 minutes or more. A half day is attendance less than 5 hours and 30 minutes. Financial assistance is available.

No. However, we offer a variety of financial assistance options. Additionally, if the participant has long-term care insurance, Center fees are usually eligible for reimbursement.

While our licensing body requires us to have a 1 staff person to 8 participants ratio, we maintain a 1 to 6 ratio. This ratio provides better supervision and more interaction between staff and participants.

Incontinent (both bladder and bowel) individuals may be enrolled, but must be willing to accept assistance from staff as needed. Incontinent aids and supplies must be provided by the family and will be used as needed to maintain the dignity of the participant.

Yes. However, all participants must be able to bear their own weight. For example, in the bathroom they must be able to stand up, pivot, and sit down with minimal assistance. Applicants with poor balance or an unsteady gait must use a cane, walker, or wheelchair to avoid falls or injury. The total number of members using assistive devices may be limited to ensure adequate space for programs and activities.

We have a Registered Dietitian consultant and attempt to accommodate special dietary requirements. However, we cannot guarantee the availability of substitutions. In the event accommodations cannot be made, the family is responsible for providing meals and snacks for the participant.

We offer lunch at 12 noon and refreshments at 3:00pm.

Yes, our licensed nurse can give medications. We prefer all morning and evening medications to be given at home. Our nurse can administer any medications scheduled to be given in the middle of the day.

We can provide medication by injection. Each family is responsible for providing the nurse with the correct supplies for the injection. The total number of members receiving medication by injection may be limited due to staffing constraints.

We check each participant’s temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration rate, and weight each month. We can provide additional monitoring based on the participant’s health condition.

Participants enjoy myriad activities and classes: dancing, cooking, music, drama, chair yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, and more. They also have nursing care and personal hygiene assistance, receive a healthy lunch and snacks, and do volunteer work, like making sandwiches for at-risk kids, building care packages for homeless veterans, and collecting school supplies for students. Participants are encouraged to choose the programs that personally interest them.

No, we do not provide transportation. Many of our participants use METROLift for their transportation. However, each family is responsible for scheduling and managing the services.

Yes, we plan field trips a few times a year. Destinations include restaurants, museums, parks, and other venues as the weather permits. We have limited space, so members are included based on appropriateness of the trip and their abilities.

We are open Monday through Friday, 7:00am-6:00pm. We are closed Saturdays and Sundays and all major holidays. Additionally, we close 4 times a year for staff in-service. Those closures are posted in the monthly newsletter.

Yes. All participants must have a schedule to help us to stay within our daily capacity limit of 65 participants. No drop-ins are allowed, but families are allowed to make changes to the schedule with advance notice. Families will be allocated 5 free absences each calendar year. Advance notice of a free day must be given before your loved one’s scheduled arrival time at the Center. Families that do not notify us of an absence before their usual arrival time will be charged their regular daily rate even if they have free absences remaining. After 5 free absences, families will be charged their regular daily rates for each absence.

There are a few steps to take before joining our family.

  1. Schedule a tour of the Day Center to receive an enrollment packet. You can schedule a tour at 713.682.5995.
  2. Complete the enrollment packet at home.
  3. The applicant must complete a Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test or Chest X-ray or obtain record of results if tests were performed within the last year. These records will need to be provided to the Day Center.
  4. The applicant must have the physician or nurse practitioner complete the Physician’s Orders found in the enrollment packet. This form may be directly faxed to the Day Center or may be returned to you.
  5. Once all the above is complete, call 713.682.5995 or email [email protected] to schedule an enrollment appointment. Enrollment appoints typically last 1 hour. Enrollment appointments are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30am and 3:00pm. Enrollment appointments are available on a first come, first served basis.