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We all know that life is constant change.  We welcome some changes such as marriage or a new baby, but we fear changes that turn our world upside down.  The hopes and dreams of a young man or woman can be forever changed by a brain injury suffered in a car accident or by explosives in a war zone.  A parent, who loved and nurtured a child, may now be unable to care for themselves.  The adult-child is now the caregiver.  A child born with Down syndrome, who is now an adult wanting independence, may still need support. 

It’s easy to think that none of these challenges will happen to us; but they can and do.  We may find ourselves in a caregiver role and realize that struggles and challenges can become a new "normal".  The responsibilities of caregiving for a loved one can be overwhelming.  Elderhaus Adult Day Programs can help. 

Elderhaus began 39 years ago with a mission to provide compassionate and therapeutic day time care to older adults with cognitive and memory issues who were unable to live independently and needed a caregiver.  That mission has expanded over the years to empower adults with a variety of special needs and their caregivers.  Those participating in the Elderhaus programs are not ready for a long-term care facility, but they are not independent.  With our support and care, they can stay in their homes.  

Elderhaus provides compassionate and professionally trained staff to support the individual participants, their caregivers and family members.  Participants benefit from safe, social and therapeutic activities which are tailored to that individual.  Direct care, nutritional meals and snacks, medication management, and community based activities empower participants and maximize their quality of life.  In addition, Elderhaus sponsors a weekly caregiver support group that encourages emotional support.

Elderhaus serves three populations:  the original Elderhaus adult day care for those with dementia and other aging related needs,  Mindset for adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities, and Operation Salute for disabled veterans.  Each provides services and support to these adults with special needs AND to their caregivers.  Elderhaus provides therapeutic day programs for the whole person, taking into account mental, social, and physical factors. Plans are supported for diverse challenges, such as: 

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Autism
  • Brain Injuries
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dementia
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Down Syndrome
  • Medical Traumas
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Post-Stroke
  • Veteran's Care
  • Other conditions as may fit the program

Elderhaus is a pioneer in offering care to those who have younger onset of dementia, which may occur when a person is in their 40's or 50’s.  When dementia strikes in the prime of life, families are devastated and faced with finding appropriate care for their loved one.  Elderhaus is also one of the few programs in the country offering support for adults with Frontotemporal Disorders.    

Whether it is your parent, spouse, adult child, or even yourself who is needing care, the program options at Elderhaus can provide the needed support for the individual, the caregiver and the family.  Elderhaus enriches the lives of adults in our community, supports caregivers, and helps maintain self-sufficiency.