“TRIPLE-R ADULT DAY CARE” PROGRAM
Department of Parks and Recreation.
Sacramento, CA, USA.
The "Triple-R (Relate, Refresh, Rely) Adult Day Care" Program provides guidance and assistance from a well-trained staff specializing in dementia care to those with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.
Daily activities for those with dementia include: singing, dancing, socializing with peers, gentle exercise and age appropriate arts and crafts projects.
Staff are also trained to monitor and care for the personal needs of each participant, including assistance with mobility, toileting and nutrition.
The "Triple-R Adult Day Care" Program offers educational resources including memory loss books, pamphlets and, video tapes through the memory loss resource lending library.
*Dementia care training is also provided to family caregivers and the program maintains a minimum 1 to 5 staff-to-participant ratio to meet dementia care needs.
Education is provided to family members on topics such as incontinent supplies, placement contacts, aids/tools for feeding assistance, medication, financial savings and more.
The "Triple-R Adult Day Care" Program has been recognized by the State of California as the Alzheimer's Day Care Resource Center (ADCRC) for Sacramento County. Under this designation the program must: “Prevent premature or inappropriate institutional placement of persons with moderate to severe levels of impairment due to dementia; provide support and respite for caregivers; serve as models of the optimum type and level of day care services that are needed by persons with dementia; make training opportunities available to professionals and other persons providing care and treatment for this population; and increase public awareness and knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.”