WE SERVE BECAUSE WE C.A.R.E.
Since its inception, compassion has been the foundation for all that Elderhaus does and is. We exist to provide loving care for the wonderful and unique persons entrusted to us, to help the caregivers who depend on our helping hands and listening hearts, and to strengthen the communities we serve.
Elderhaus defies the stereotype of adult day care as a boring place to pass the time! Our fleet of buses and vans is deployed daily for a wide range of community engagement activities, making it possible for each participant to enjoy events and programs according to their full potential. In addition to such activities as fishing, crafts, and visits to interesting places, we provide healthful opportunities like the gym, hiking, and swimming with professional supervision.
While most of our daily activities center around the well-being of our participants, we also exist in large measure to offer compassion and concrete assistance for those family members and friends who accept the responsibilities of caring for a loved one. A few hours of much-needed rest can make all the difference for those who might otherwise be depleted by the constant needs of their loved one. Many family members are able to continue their employment, or attend to other medical, financial, or personal needs, because Elderhaus provides competent and compassionate respite care.
Elderhaus activities encompass a range of creative educational opportunities for our participants, and our caregiver support includes educational materials and other resources for caregivers and families. Elderhaus also enjoys a vital partnership with CSU, serving as a community leader in field education for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Occupational Therapy (OT), Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), and Social Work. CSU students, both through hands-on work and the expertise shared through their special projects, enrich our participants and staff alike. In 2015, Julie Silver Seidle, who leads our “Supportive Connections” as Director of Therapy and Integrated Services at Elderhaus, was honored as a CSU-OT Fieldwork Educator for “Outstanding Collaboration to Educate Future Leaders of Occupational Therapy.”