The ground has been broken for the 12th Alzheimer’s Community Care Specialized Adult Day Center! This Day Center will be located at the Grace Lutheran Church of Port St. Lucie and is set to open by early 2021. Like the other 11 Day Centers, this location will provide specialized day care services to seniors living with Alzheimer’s and other neurocognitive disorders in the community. It will also provide family nurse consultant services and ID locator services. The center will be staffed by trained professionals and will host up to 35 patients each day, when at full capacity.
“The leadership and congregation at Grace Lutheran Church are constantly looking for ways to meet the spiritual and everyday needs of our community. Partnering with Alzheimer’s Community Care to make this vision a reality was an easy decision,” said Pastor Chris Escher of Grace Lutheran at the ground-breaking ceremony. “There are so many loved ones in our community who live with Alzheimer’s. They and their caregivers are in need of a place to find care, comfort and dignity. Alzheimer’s Community Care will not only provide the care and services they need, but our church will be there to provide guidance, comfort and divine enrichment for those struggling with life’s troubles and challenges.”
“At Alzheimer’s Community Care, it is our goal to provide help and resources to families in Florida coping with Alzheimer’s and other neurocognitive disorders,” said Mary Barnes, CEO. “We believe where there is help, there is hope. That’s what this community will find here at Grace Lutheran Church. Through this partnership, we’re creating a haven where families living with Alzheimer’s can find the services they need, as well as the guidance and comfort they want. Thank you to Pastor Escher and your congregation for your generous support. We are also grateful to the Leo and Anne Albert Charitable Trust and the Theodore J. Boulle Trust for their generous contributions, without which this vision would not be possible.”
All centers are licensed in accordance with the higher standards of Florida’s Specialized Alzheimer’s Day Care Act of 2012. Each center is staffed with dementia-care specialists and two full-time nurses who receive ongoing training in Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders. Program nurses monitor patient nutrition and hydration, administer medications, evaluate health status and respond to health needs.
“Safety and collaboration with others is our driving force,” said Alzheimer’s Community Care Board Chairman Bob Gorman. “This project is a symbol of that. Through this partnership, Alzheimer’s Community Care will be able to keep Floridians living with Alzheimer’s and other neurocognitive disorders safe under specialized care. And their caregivers and loved ones will be able to continue their jobs, find time for rest and relaxation, and find spiritual support right here at Grace Lutheran.”
To track the status of this project, be sure to follow our Facebook Page where we will be posting periodic updates: www.facebook.com/AlzheimersCommunityCare