Day Away Program

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The Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County provides a number of programs that offer direct care for persons with dementia, affording much needed caregiver relief to Care Partners.

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Family members, caregivers, and health care professionals are always welcome to call for more information or for a tour of our unique facilities. Our First Link® Coordinator will be happy to help you with the intake process.

For more information on this service please contact Crystal Desjardins, First Link® Coordinator, at (519) 974-2220 ext. 231.

Day Away Program

Persons with dementia will experience meaningful & beneficial socialization and stimulation through a number of appropriate activities offered at the Day Away Program held at the Alzheimer Society.

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.

Richmond Location

(2135 Richmond St, Windsor, ON N8Y 0A1)

Hours of Operation

Flexible hours are available from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, depending on your need. The program fees includes all program supplies, health monitoring, nutritious meals and snacks.

  • Core hours (9:00 am – 3:00 pm): $20.00/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 and times are subject to change due to COVID-19**

Please contact Judy Raiger (Adult Day Program Supervisor) for more information: 519-974-2220 ext. 236

Daybreak at the Lodge 1881 Cabana Rd. W, Windsor, ON N9G 1C7 (located inside the Huron Lodge)

Monday to Friday, 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

Half days (12:00 pm – 3:00 pm): $4.00/hour

**Prices, times, and location are subject to change due to COVID-19**

Please contact Janice Laforest (Adult Day Program Supervisor) for more information: 519-974-2220 ext. 247

Transportation

The Community Support Centre of Windsor Essex County “Carelink” provides transportation to and from our day program accompanied by a day program staff member at an additional cost. 

Call Carelink for more information at 519-728-1435 or visit their website
http://www.communitysupportcentre.ca/index.php/transit/

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.

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, 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 - In a dementia friendly environment, specially trained regulated health care professionals provide foot care services on site at no additional cost.

**Due to COVID-19, on-site nurse is N/A at the moment**