MADISON (WKOW) – This spring, the Madison area will see a new option for older adults who need company and daytime support.
The Agrace Adult Day Center will provide daytime senior care for older adults who cannot, or choose not to, stay alone all day. The center is located at 1702 W. Beltline Highway in Madison, and will be open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Agrace Adult Day Center will have spaces for activities like chair yoga, games, crafts, gardening, and music, in addition to quiet rest, and meals.
“In addition to serving seniors who live alone and want support from others throughout the day, the Center is a welcome option for families that need either a regular or an occasional respite from caregiving,” said Kewana Jamison, a registered nurse who is managing the Center. “We will also engage seniors in activities that can help slow the progression of dementia and reduce cognitive decline.”
In addition to the registered nurse manager, Adult Day Center staff include caregivers, a CNA dementia specialist, a chef and volunteers. A trained, designated staff member gives each client their prescribed medications during the day. The Center maintains a staff-to-client ratio of 1:8 or fewer, and Agrace staff and volunteers have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
There is a $77 per day fee, which includes the meals, services and activities described above. Other services such as bathing and haircuts may be available at an additional cost.
Eventually, the space will serve up to 64 adults a day.