Day Away Program
There's always a warm welcome at the Alzheimer Society Day Away Program, where qualified professional staff are sensitive to the needs of the families we serve, and specially trained to care for you or your loved one. The Day Away Program is uniquely designed for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.
Hours of Operation
Flexible hours are available from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am – 3pm on Saturdays, depending on your need. The program fees includes all program supplies, outings, health monitoring, nutritious meals and snacks.
Core hours (9:00 am – 3:00 pm): $24.00/day
Half days (12:00 pm – 3:00 pm): $4.00/hour
Extended hours (either before 9:00 am or after 3:00 pm: $4.00/hour or $2.00/30 min).
**Prices are subject to change.
The Community Support Centre of Windsor Essex County “Carelink” provides transportation to and from our day program accompanied by a day program staff member.
Call Carelink for more information at 519-728-1435 or visit their website
A Home–like environment
Our Day Away program has full kitchen facilities, where homemade dietician-designed meals are prepared. The program also has a secure courtyard and garden, and is wheelchair accessible. The home-like environment is safe, secure, and beautifully custom-designed for the support and enjoyment of our clients.
Come, Visit Us!
Family members, caregivers, and health care professionals are always welcome to call for more information or a tour of our unique facilities. Our First Link® Coordinator will be happy to help you with the intake process.
A Program Designed For You
Join us for a choice of evidence based enjoyable activities - all specially adapted for people unable to attend traditional community and social programs. Whether you enjoy crafts, gardening, pets, music, meal preparation and baking, exercise, group discussion, games, projects, outings, or special events and parties, we'll design a program to suit you. Our Day Away Program team develops an individual Care Plan in consultation with each client and their family. Daily journals help share activities and news. Our staff to client ratio supports our person-centered care philosophy which allows us to provide some personal care such as assistance with feeding, toileting, incontinence care and safe transfers.
Evidenced Based Wellness Program
Health Monitoring - Monitoring blood pressure and changes in weight is crucial to ensuring optimal health in older adults. To better support the ongoing wellness and optimal health of our clients, trained staff will regularly monitor the client’s blood pressure, and weight during program hours. Once completed a record of the client’s vital signs will be sent home monthly or as needed. No additional fee for this service.
Foot Care & Hairdressing Services - In a dementia friendly environment, specially trained regulated health care professionals provide foot care services on site at no additional cost.
Flu Vaccine Clinic - To better support our client population, flu vaccines are available annually on site during program hours on selected dates. The clinic is open to clients and their care partners. No additional fee for this service.
Therapeutic Bathing - Provided by trained Personal Support Workers, a general body cleanse and shampooing of the hair in a specially designed shower room on site, is available during program hours. Based on the client’s needs, aroma therapy is facilitated during the shower to enhance the experience. Registration is required and an additional fee applies.
For more information on our Day Away program, please contact Janice Laforest, First Link® Coordinator at (519) 974-2220 ext. 231.
Last Updated: 07/12/17