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When Selecting an Adult Day Health Care Program
Trust Your Instincts

By Naomi Berger

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Personal Grooming Is So Important

Your loved one may need some assistance with personal grooming. Does the program have adequate staff to handle those needs, such as toileting, showering and other personal care? And, for those folks who are incontinent, does the staff handle toileting with sensitivity allowing the individual to maintain their dignity.

The Choice is Yours

After evaluating and experiencing a few adult day health care programs, seeing the range of activities and enthusiasm of the staff, taking a look at the menus and simply “getting the feel” of the programs, you’ll be in a better position to select the program that you feel is the most appropriate for your loved one. It’s also a good idea to speak with participants about how they feel about the program while you are on your tour.

But in the end, the choice is yours. And remember, “Trust your gut.”


Naomi Berger is Vice President of Adult Day Health Care Services, Beth Abraham Family of Health Services. Beth Abraham has seven adult day health care facilities located in the New York metropolitan area.


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