Iredell Adult Day Services - the leading provider of affordable adult day care services in Iredell county
As many of us define and prepare for our golden years, in tandem, we may also find ourselves caring for our aging parents who have reached that horizon.
Whether unexpected or planned, when senior care becomes a family decision, ElderCenter in Statesville may very well have the perfect solution for your situation. ElderCenter offers adult day care services in a comfortable home environment. Many local families find ElderCenter a solution to avoid premature placement of a loved one into an institution setting.
You’ll be welcomed through the doors by a caring, professional staff member and find all the nuances of a home; sunlight through the windows, comfy environment, friendly smiles and the energy of people socializing. At ElderCenter, loved ones can participate in fellowship and positive stimulation rather than be left unattended or homebound. One goal of ElderCenter is to keep seniors as independent and active as possible to foster a quality of life as they age.
Nearly 35 years ago, ElderCenter opened its doors after a study in Iredell revealed the biggest need in our county was for supervised adult day care. Committee members of the Iredell Council On Aging initiated a community wide call for resources to meet this senior care void. First Presbyterian Church of Statesville donated $5,000 to encourage other churches to support the need for an elder care center. Our Department of Social Services (DSS) promptly funded 10 participants and the state of NC offered a grant. ElderCenter also applied for a United Way venture grant which was awarded to the new organization.
Today, ElderCenter provides adult day care for persons over 50 in a community-based setting with transportation, meals, and professional supervision. Daily planned activities help to slow the process of dementia and other illnesses. Activities also nurture participants’ personal independence for social, physical, and emotional well-being.
ElderCenter depends on private funding sources to manage expenses and services. Currently, adult day care is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.