Trusting others to care for loved ones who may need support throughout the day can be a difficult task, but Masonic Village at Elizabethtown’s Adult Daily Living Center (ADLC) makes it a little less daunting.
Designed for individuals 18 and older who have functional, physical, social or cognitive impairments, the ADLC provides a structured yet stimulating environment for participants and allows caregivers to work during the day, or just recharge.
Pat Minick, whose sister, Kerry, attends the ALDC, has high praise for the program.
“It’s a well-thought-out program. They do just enough to keep them busy, and the staff are so pleasant. They always have smiles on their faces, and make participants feel purposeful,” Pat said.
She appreciates the social atmosphere of ADLC, since Kerry is “not at all shy, and loves to be noticed.”
For participants, a day at the ADLC may involve engaging in physically and mentally stimulating games, cognition groups, creative arts, community outings and exercise classes, under the supervision of a licensed nurse and qualified staff including activity coordinators, program aids and specialists. They also have access to on-campus services including rehabilitation, dental, podiatry, bathing services and a salon. Participants enjoy these activities and companionship, all while returning to the comfort of their home in the evening.
The ADLC opened in 1995 with two enrolled participants and one mission: allowing participants to feel comfortable, forget any disabilities they may have and feel like they’re having fun, not being cared for. The program has grown since then, but that mission of quality care continues today.
For more information about the ADLC, visit https://masonicvillages.org/care-support/adult-day-services/, call 717-361-5353 or email ADLC@masonicvillages.org.