Day Center Activities
The Day Program utilizes a person-centered care approach to provide an environment that focuses on people’s strengths rather than their memory limitations, addressing the needs of the total person: physical, mental, and emotional. Recreational Therapy activities are designed to restore motor, social and cognitive functioning, build confidence, develop coping skills, and integrate skills learned in treatment settings into community settings. Take a look at the calendar, see the programs in action, and learn more about the different types of programming we offer.
Person Centered Care
Insight utilizes The Best Friends™ approach to caregiving in the day center. Best Friends is a person-centered, compassionate dementia care approach grounded in the understanding that relationships are supremely important in dementia care and that participants require the essential elements of friendship: respect, empathy, support, trust, and humor. With Best Friends, the focus is on the individual—the person’s rights, history, and relationships with all care partners. We find that this philosophy improves the quality of life for our participants and caregivers!
Best Friends™ is a trademark of Health Professions Press, Inc.
Types of Programming
IMCC provides a wide range of activities at the Adult Day Health Center. Activities are described below in six categories: cognitive, expressive, physical, social, sensory, and spiritual. These are also designated on the monthly activity calendars. Many activities provide benefits in multiple, if not all areas.
Cognitive programs utilize working memory from the past and help maintain skills. Cognitive programs include Brain Fitness which utilizes specific cognitive activities which are designed to stimulate dendrite and neural growth and increase overall brain function. Large groups and small group activities rely on reminiscing, retrieving information from long-term memory. Cognitive programs are weaved into active games which allow all participants to participate and be successful. Our programs include: Learning Circles, Brain Fitness Group, Brain Fitness System by Dakim, and Montessori Activities.
Creative programs promote imagination through self-expression. Opportunities are provided to express emotions, thoughts, and feelings that the participant may otherwise be unable to express. These activities promote engagement and self-worth, while group programs allow for socialization and opportunity for success. Our programs include: Art Therapy, Creative Arts, Creative Writing, Writing Groups, and Support Groups.
Movement & Physical Programs
Physical programs aim to maintain and improve strength, flexibility, balance, movement and endurance. These programs are designed to maintain or increase function while potentially decreasing depression. Programs such as dancing have been shown to increase socialization as well. Our programs include: Daily Exercise, Dance, Walking Club, Active Games, and Physical Therapy.
Psychosocial programs are designed to increase positive relationships with others, provide opportunities to express emotions, increase decision making motivation and social interactions, and decrease depression. These activities help those who are passive become engaged, and provide positive experiences. Our programs include: Discussion Groups, Pet Therapy, Memory Teas, Entertainers, and Field Trips.
Sensorimotor programs aim to evoke an active response from participants, such as engaging passive or apathetic individuals or calming those who are agitated. Sensory cues are offered for those with limited cognitive or verbal abilities. Our programs include: Music Therapy, Music & Memory, Multi-Sensory Environment, and Massage and Touch Therapy.
Spiritual & Reflective Programs
Spiritual and Reflective Programs enhance well-being and connectedness with self. These programs aim to promote a sense of purpose and belonging, as well as to maintain involvement in the larger community. Our programs include: Meditation, Intergenerational Activities, Volunteerism, and Life Skills Programming.
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