The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) invites new service users to its new Daycare Centre at Balbriggan Rugby Club which officially opened earlier this year. The centre provides a safe, and stimulating environment, for people living with Dementia (PLWD) staffed with fully trained care workers and a centre manager.
With estimated 16,967 people living with dementia in Dublin, and over 50,900 carers, the ASI works with each person to ensure they feel comfortable and supported and meet their individual needs as far as possible.
Balbriggan Daycare offers a wide range of activities, including reminiscence therapy, card games, gardening, art, walks, and music. Throughout the day, staff provide meals for service users with tea/coffee in the morning, lunch and afternoon tea. Dementia-trained nurses and carers provide the daycare service. The Daycare Centre is open on Thursday and Friday from 09.30am – 4pm – and now has increased capacity available for people living with Dementia, and can cater for up to ten clients per day.
Manager at Balbriggan Daycare Centre, Adenike Lamai, said: “We specialise in caring for people living with Dementia, giving exemplary care, support, socialisation to enhance their quality of life and wellbeing. The Daycare Centre offers a variety of activities that are tailored to the needs of the service users. These include cognitive exercises, social games, music, art therapy and sensory activities.
“We develop an individual program that reflects the client’s needs, ensuring they feel heard, seen and respected. Clients are assessed to help staff fully understand their specific needs and to create a personalised program. We are all passionate about providing guidance, support to service users and their families.”
The ASI Balbriggan Daycare Centre is at Balbriggan Rugby Club, Inch, Balbriggan, K32 VK26. The Social Club started today Tuesday, June 20, and takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 11am to 1pm.
Photo caption: (l-r): Staff members at Balbriggan Daycare Centre; Giovanna Di Lecce, Adenike Lamai, Manager Balbriggan Day Care Centre, and Carol Reilly.