Adult Dayaway Services at St. Leonard offer seniors who cannot be home alone—or simply do not wish to be—the opportunity to interact with others in a wide variety of engagements. Dayaway Guests take an active role in a supervised environment that is designed specifically for their cognitive or physical impairment. We believe so strongly in the value of our Dayaway Services that we have made them available to both St. Leonard residents and the larger community.
Each day is full of stimulating activity and interaction with other people. The mental and physical stimulation is vitally important to the health of our Dayaway Guest; it also offers an essential worry-free respite for their family care partners. St. Leonard supports care givers by offering free Adult Dayaway services during scheduled Support Groups hosted on our campus by the Miami Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association*.
St. Leonard offers two levels of service for our Dayaway guests. The first serves the more social guest while the second addresses the individualized needs of the cognitively impaired. We utilize an innovative Behavior-Based Ergonomics Therapy (BBET) approach to guest care and comfort. This program uses customized comforting, stimulating activities, and it is tailored to meet each guest’s cognitive level and personality profile. BBET has been a tremendous success because of its ability to provide guests with a set of truly therapeutic resources and give them the opportunity to enjoy new discoveries.
Our professional staff is trained to assist your loved one all through the day with a therapeutic balance of engagements. A nurse is on duty to administer medication and our aides are trained to assist in programming and in providing personal care. In addition, a licensed social worker is available to assist family members with support and outreach referrals.
St. Leonard has achieved accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). JCAHO’s standards exceed state and federal requirements and reflect our commitment to providing the safest and highest quality care.
*For more information regarding these support groups or Alzheimer’s disease please contact the Alzheimer’s Association at (800)272-3900 or www.alz.org.