by Melody Thomas-Morgan, Community Liaison, Adult Care Services
The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center has been called many things: “a lifesaver,” a “gem,” or “…the best thing that ever happened to us.” It is all of these things and much more!
Since 1982, the Center, a medical-model adult-day program, has served adults throughout the quad-city area, providing them an opportunity to get out of the house, enjoy social interaction, maintain independence and stay active and engaged in life.
Hallmarks of The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center include:
- An exceptional staff, dedicated to caring for each participant to give them a good day each day they attend.
- Delicious and nutritious food prepared by our chef daily.
- Engaging activities that include outings.
- A walking club.
- Active games.
- Word games for cognitive stimulation.
- A Horticulture/garden program.
Our on-site nurse provides wellness oversight to ensure that medical needs and personal care needs are met. All of these things provide peace of mind for caregivers, as well as an opportunity to work or take time off for much needed rest.
Serving Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Paulden, Dewey Humboldt, Mayer and areas beyond, the Center’s dedicated van drivers can pick up participants in our wheelchair-equipped air-conditioned vans. Each van driver is trained in first aid and CPR and, along with the rest of the Center’s staff, passes extensive background checks.
Providing solutions for families living with the challenges of caring for loved ones with cognitive and physical concerns, dementia, boredom, depression or feeling purposeless, the Center is a cost-effective option for long-term care. Funding options are available, and the Center also offers showers and transportation at a nominal fee.
To see the difference the Center can make in your life and your loved one’s life, please call director Laura Dreibelbis at 928-775-3563 and schedule your tour today.
The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center is located at 3407 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. More information is available at adultcareservices.org.