Day care will give you the opportunity to socialise with other people and join in activities. The aim is to provide a safe environment for people with dementia and support for their carers.
About Day Care
Marion Lauder is a home that is designed to provide a multitude of services including the daycare service. The services have been specially developed following discussion with carers of people who have dementia using both local national research. The services are split into two four hour sessions, 9am – 1pm and 1pm – 5pm and you can choose from either the whole day or a half day. If you attend the morning session you will be provided with lunch and if you attend the afternoon session you will receive a sandwich for your tea. The centre will give you the opportunity to socialise with other people and join in activities. The centre is run by a Manager and appropriately trained staff. You will have the choice to participate in the acitvities such as gentle exercise, singing, arts and crafts or just watch a film. Th manager will meet with you and your carer to discuss your needs. If you use our trasport we will provide an escort to ensure your safety. You can, of course, arrange your own transport.
Arts and Crafts
Gentle Exercise Classes
Meals and Refreshments
How It Works
The stages of Day care – What to expect
You’ll have an assessment by a professional, that takes into account your abilities, needs and wishes. There will be involvement with your family if you wish, in decisions about day care. This includes whether it will be suitable for you which session.
You’ll be given information about the services, sessions and what will be involved. You’ll receive support to plan what you are aiming for (your goals) and how to reach them. These discussions will include your carers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions.
You’ll receive support from activity co-orinators, to help you socialise with other people and join in activities. When receiving the service your needs and requirements will be reviewed to ensure that the care you are receiving is right for your needs.
We hope you will retain and learn new skills with support and encouragement and this will give you the confidence that will enable you to continue to live independently for as long as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is Day Care open?
Day Care is currently open 5 days a week:
Monday – Friday, day session (9am – 1pm)
Monday – Friday, day session (1pm – 5pm)
The services are split into two four hour sessions and you can choose from wither a whole day or half a day.
What happens in Day Care?
The Centre will give you the opportunity to socialise with other people and join in activities such as; Arts and Crafts, TV, Films, Entertainment, Exercise Classes, Hairdressing etc.
We can also monitor your weight and general health and nutritional needs to help you stay well.
How do I access Day Care?
If you currently use some local authority services you should initially contact your care manager so that they can enquire on your behalf. If you do not currently use any local authority services you should contact them through the Contact Centre. If it is agreed that your needs would be met by a daycare service your details will be passed to us, we will then contact your carer directly. If you wish to use the service privately or through an individual budget, you can call the Day Centre Manager.
or Email us
Will I have to wait?
Hopefully not, but as we have a limited number of places you may have an initial wait to being your Day Care service. If this happens we will keep in contact with you through the Day Centre Manager.
How will I get there?
This will be discussed when the Day Centre Manager meets with you and your carer to discuss your needs. If you use our trasport we will provide an escort to ensure your safety. You can of course arrange your own transport.
Will I have to pay?
If you have the service arranged through the Local Authority your Care Manager will discuss this with you. If you are going to pay for it yourself through either an individual budget or private then please telephone the Day Centre Manager for the cost of each session.
What if my needs change?
When you are receiving your needs and requitrements will be reviewed from time to time to ensure that the care you are receiving is right for your needs.
Respite & Assessment
The main purpose of respite is to provide a break for both the carer and the person who is being cared for. It can also help to reduce the feelings of social isolation which some elderly people may experience. Our service is designed to be completely flexible to meet the changing needs of our clients and their carers..
We recognise and understand the challenges that are faced by people of all ages living with a form of dementia. It can be upsetting for you and frustrating for your loved one. We are dedicated to not only helping those living a form of Dementia but families too. We understand the stress it can put on loved ones and we have made it our mission to help.