DayBreak, founded in 1993 as ADSNAC,is an association of 13 non-profit adult care centers committed to providing cost-effective, high-quality daytime care for seniors and adults with disabilities in Alameda County. The new name and logo were created to more clearly communicate the services that are offered. The heart and hand represent caring and support, and the bird represents freedom through independence.
The new DayBreak website is user-friendly and contains detailed information about each of the 13 adult care centers, as well as specific information for family caregivers and healthcare professionals. FAQs and other helpful resources can also be found.
The DayBreak organization helps people evaluate their situation and needs; identify available programs and resources; understand payment options; and learn how Medi-Cal benefits work in Alameda County. Consultations are offered free of charge.
Daytime adult care centers offer health services, engaging activities and social interaction in a safe and welcoming setting. Participation helps individuals live at home longer with better health and quality of life. Participants typically attend a center two to five days a week, four to eight hours a day. The centers welcome both younger and older adults who have health concerns and/or disabilities including:
· Chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes
· Isolation and safety concerns
· Memory loss and dementia
· Post-stroke complications
· Developmental and neurological disabilities
· Depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions
Adult care centers also give caregivers a break and more time to balance their lives. Many offer services such as support groups, counseling, educational programs, and referrals to complementary services.
10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day in the U.S., DayBreak and its member agencies are working to start-up new centers and develop innovative models that improve quality of life and reduce hospitalizations and nursing home placements.