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Macomb Community Action
Health and Community Services
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10, Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 469-6999

Contact: Sheila Coté

Phone: (586) 783 0959

Email: sheila.cote@macombgov.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 22, 2022

Goldenberry Adult Day Center to host open house for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia-related conditions

The Macomb County Office of Senior Services will host an open house for caregivers at its Goldenberry Adult Day Center on Wednesday, July 27 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Goldenberry is a state-of-the-art day program in Macomb County for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia-related conditions. The facility offers respite care for caregivers who are in need of assistance caring for their loved ones.

“We are opening our doors to show people what we can provide,” said Sheila Coté, director, Macomb County Office of Senior Services. “Our center offers incredible services and we want to demonstrate that with families who need to take care of individuals with complicated needs.”

Goldenberry includes meals/snacks, activities, exercise, transportation, health monitoring, medication management, personal care, socialization, caregiver support and much more. Staffing includes certified nursing assistants, registered nurse accessibility and a social worker with a 1:3 ratio of 1 staff to 3 participants. Staff provide continuous supervision and practice mandated safety protocols. Flexible schedules are available.

“It’s important to note that funding assistance for our program is available,” said Coté. “Support can be provided through the Veterans Administration, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B and we also offer a private pay rate, which is less than the cost of home health care. Our team will be able to discuss all this at the open house.”

Goldenberry leadership will also be able to discuss their credential as a Montessori Inspired Lifestyle Program. Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® (MIL) is a person-centered approach to living that involves understanding a person’s capabilities and interests and developing activities and plans of care that match the individual with their environment. This approach leads to greater independence and maintenance of remaining abilities among people with cognitive and physical disabilities. It also emphasizes the key values of respect, dignity and equality.

Goldenberry received this accreditation in February 2022. The certification makes it the first adult dementia day center in the United States to be recognized by the MIL program.

The open house will be held at 21885 Dunham Road, Entrance Door B in Clinton Township. An RSVP is requested. Please contact Angela.Arnott@macombgov.org or call 586 469-5228.

 

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21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10, Clinton Township, MI 48036

http://mca.macombgov.org/

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