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Does “springing forward” have you “falling down”? Losing that extra hour of sleep when Daylight Saving Time starts can throw off your internal clock and have a big effect on your overall wellness. Avoid taking daytime naps as they can make it harder to have a good night’s sleep. Stick to the same eating, social, and bedtime routines. Try to keep the morning darkness to a minimum by turning on some bright lights earlier than usual.

If you’re having trouble dealing with the time change, or any other changes in life, we’re here for you. From our counselors to our community rabbi to our family stabilization program, JFS Orlando has a FAMILY of services available just for you. Learn more at JFSorlando.org or call (407) 644-7593.

Adult Daycare Centers

Adult Daycare Centers are designed to provide care and companionship for older adults who need assistance or supervision during the day. Programs offer relief to family members and caregivers, allowing them to go to work, handle personal business, or just relax while knowing their relative is well cared for and safe.

Adult daycare programs encourage socialization and may delay or be an alternative to institutionalization. There are two types of adult daycare: adult social daycare and adult day health care. Adult social daycare provides social activities, meals, recreation, and some health-related services. Adult day health care offers intensive health, therapeutic, and social services for individuals with serious medical conditions and those at risk of requiring nursing home care.

Centers are usually open during normal business hours and may stand alone or be located in senior centers, nursing facilities, places of faith, hospitals, or schools. The staff may monitor medication, serve hot meals and snacks, perform physical or occupational therapy, and arrange social activities. They may also help to arrange transportation to and from the center.

Older adults generally participate on a scheduled basis. Services may include:

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Evening care
  • Exercise
  • Health screening
  • Meals
  • Medical care
  • Physical therapy
  • Recreation
  • Respite care
  • Socialization
  • Supervision
  • Transportation
  • Medication management