I receive many calls from Caregivers asking about Adult Day Care services for their loved one. And now, if you live in Miami, you’re in luck. Elaine Ortiz, RN has recently opened the Adult Day Center of South Florida in Palmetto Bay. The center offers a range of services and activities from nutritional snacks and meals, daily exercises, and games and puzzles, to Alzheimer’s and respite care. I had the pleasure of visiting Elaine last week.
The Center is located in the corner of a strip center on 184th Street just East of US 1, making this a very viable option for those living from the Gables to Homestead. When I entered, I was greeted by Elaine, who despite her young age, has had years of experience in geriatric nursing and home care. It’s clear that her motto “Where Caring and Compassion Matter” is near and dear to her heart. She showed me around the facility, stopping to help a elderly woman complete a word game, and another who was just settling in for the day.
Equally as inviting as Elaine and her services was the physical layout of the center. It’s a warm and cozy environment, with warm wood floors, soft lighting, comfortable seating arrangements, and a state-of the art kitchen. Lunch and snacks are served on nice tables with beautiful tulips as centerpieces.
So, if you’ve been thinking about Adult Day Care services, and haven’t known where to turn, stop by and visit Elaine. I think you'll be very happy that you did. The center is licensed by the State of Florida and can serve up to twenty adults everyday. One can attend a few times a week, or everyday from 8:00am - 4:30pm, or for a half-day. If transportation is an issue, Elaine will help you find a solution.
For more information on the Adult Day Care Center, please call (786) 732-4055.
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