People with memory loss and their families can benefit from North Shore Senior Center’s House of Welcome Adult Day Services (HOW), which provides specialized programs for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Services include a day program, an early memory loss program, family support and education.
We understand your concerns regarding caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. All HOW staff are trained in person-centered dementia care and professional specialties include nursing, creative arts therapies, recreation therapy, counseling and social work.
In fiscal year 2015-2016:
- House of Welcome became an approved adult day services provider through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA will pay for up to three days per week for eligible veterans to attend the Day Program or Mind Matters.
- The Edna Weber Garden of Light Wing, a three-season room that will enhance therapeutic gardening activities and help “bring the outside in,” was completed in the fall of 2016.
- We served 84 unduplicated people in the day program providing them with 45,811 hours of service.
- We had 98 percent overall satisfaction for family members with the day program.
- We served 32 unduplicated people in our early memory loss program, Mind Matters, providing them with 6,260 hours of service.
- We had 95 percent overall satisfaction for both participants and their family members for Mind Matters.
- Volunteers spent 3,173 hours supporting House of Welcome Adult Day Services.