The Sisters and staff of the Adult Day Care work together to provide the care that many of our elderly and their families need. All clients are provided nutritious, home-cooked meals; are engaged in conversation and social interaction; receive intellectual stimulation through games and music; and participate in physical activities like handcrafts and light exercise.
Licensed nursing care is also provided, including initial assessment on admission and monitoring of vital signs. For those requiring more comprehensive care, administering of medications, dressing changes, blood sugar testing, catheter care, tube feeding, suctioning and tracheotomy care are also available.
The Antonine Sisters Adult Day Care is a training site for students from various regional universities.
We are a training site for student nurses from Youngstown State University, Kent State University Trumbull campus, and medical students from NEOMED (Northeast Ohio Medical University) and Dr. Charles Wilkins’ Clinic.
Students take vital signs and conduct mini mental-state exams. One student summarized the experience like this: “My experience at the Antonine Sisters Day Care was an excellent one. I learned a lot about the psychological state of the elderly and learned about the resources that are needed for appropriate care of the elderly.”
Our Day Care staff members also provide training sessions.