Elder Care’s mission is to ensure that mature adults live happy, healthy independent lives by linking them with the vital services necessary to maintain maximum independence in their home environments.
Through our programs we offer a broad range of services to seniors and their caregivers including: case management, adult day health services, caregiver support groups, home care services, specialized primary healthcare, physical therapy, and a social networking group.
You can make an immediate difference in the lives of senior adults and caregivers throughout our community.
Your gift to Elder Care will provide so much for so many. You will ensure that elderly who are frail will have companionship and someone to help them remain independent. Your gift will also provide support for caregivers who are overwhelmed by the demands of constant care for a loved one. You will fund our unique senior health clinic, care management advocacy, physical therapy program and adult daycare services. Because of your generosity Elder Care will be able to provide these critical services and many more. Please make a gift today so that we may continue to meet the growing needs of seniors, their families and their caregivers.
Gifts to Elder Care are tax deductible.
To make a donation today, please contact us by
1223 Swan Drive
Bartlesville, OK 74006
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DayBreak Adult Day Health provides a sense of purpose, fun with friends, social interaction, fitness, nutritious meals and health monitoring plus a spirit of independence.
Participants attend DayBreak for a variety of reasons but all participants enjoy the camaraderie and activities.
“I love coming to DayBreak,” says Nadeen Hester who has been attending DayBreak for about three years. “My daughters heard about DayBreak and thought I might like it – and I do!”
“DayBreak helps me get out and exercise. If you stay in the house and sit all day, you get to where you can’t get around. Exercise is very important.”
“I like to come to DayBreak for the fellowship. I also enjoy playing Dominos and participating in the Bible study we have on Fridays. I have made friends over the past three years.”
Many older adults face isolation or loneliness after retirement or the passing of a spouse. Sometimes, they can even lose a sense of purpose. DayBreak restores that purpose by providing social activities, arts and crafts, fitness classes and games, plus nutritious meals.
“DayBreak is a wonderful place,” says Melvin Barnes who has been attending DayBreak for twelve years. “DayBreak offers me a peaceful and quiet environment.”
“I enjoy painting. It makes me feel good to paint, but I never would have had this experience without DayBreak. I learned to paint while attending DayBreak. I have also learned how to trust myself and my ability more. DayBreak has given me confidence in myself.”
“Everyone is like family at DayBreak. We all look out for and help each other. We love each other.”
DayBreak also supports families by providing a nurturing place for their loved ones to come during the day for social activities in a caring environment with the added benefit of allowing the family caregivers to remain in the workforce or receive needed respite. This situation enhances the quality of life for both the participants and the family caregivers. Loved ones can continue to live at home with the added care and support.
Physical Therapy –
Movement is Medicine
Do you want to feel better, have more energy and improve your overall health? Of course!
The health benefits of movement and exercise are hard to ignore. Exercise benefits are seen in people of all ages, sexes, and across the spectrum of physical abilities. Our bodies were created to move and the fact that movement has such positive effects on our health cements that point.
Exercise helps control weight gain. When you move, you burn calories. The more you move the more calories you burn. Even if you can’t make it to a gym, just rev up the activities of your daily life. Take the stairs, increase your pace, take laps around your house during commercials. Consistency is paramount.
Exercise combats several severe health conditions. Movement and exercise boost HDLs and decrease triglycerides, helping your heart work more efficiently and keeping your arteries clear. This not only limits your risk of heart disease, but also stroke, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, depression, and decreases your risk for falls.
Exercise improves your mood and reduces stress. When we move and exercise, our brain releases chemicals that promote happiness and relaxation. These feelings can manifest into improved confidence and self-esteem as your body begins to respond to your increased activity level.
Movement boosts energy! Regular movement and exercise improve your endurance by delivering more oxygen and nutrients to your muscles. With consistency, your heart and lung health will improve and your body will work more efficiently.
Exercise also promotes better sleep. If you’re not exercising too close to bedtime, movement will help you fall asleep faster and deeper due to a serotonin release. Deeper sleep will help you feel more energized in the morning also.
Movement and exercise should be fun and social. Do something you enjoy with people that are supportive. Take a dance class, join a team sport, go to the gym, walk at the mall or try something completely new. Building connections with people yields a greater self-worth.