Here at St. Paul’s, we understand that caring for a senior parent or spouse at home can be overwhelming. Sometimes, you need extra help during the day. That is why we started St. Paul’s Senior Day Care program, where we become an excellent care partner for your family and your loved one. We take a comprehensive approach to senior day care, providing structured activities and unstructured free time at our beautiful Bankers Hill location throughout the day. Our San Diego Senior Day care program is fully supervised by our highly-trained, certified staff to ensure that participants stay safe and comfortable at all times. Read on to learn more about Senior Day here at St. Paul’s, and reach out to us today!
It’s difficult to care for your aging parent or spouse 24/7, especially if he or she struggles with an intensive medical condition such as memory impairment. We know it can be unsettling when you’re forced to leave your loved one with memory loss, incontinence, or other health conditions alone for long stretches of the day as it can put them in danger and lead to increased loneliness. Many seniors and their families are not ready to make the jump to an assisted living or memory care community. At St. Paul’s, we have a solution. Our Senior Day program is an ideal choice if you want to keep your loved one living at home longer, but need extra help and supervision during the day. We provide a caring day center focused on your loved one’s social, cognitive, and physical needs.
Most of our individual Senior Day care activities take place at our comfortable Senior Day Center in Bankers Hill. We offer a variety of activities including group discussions, planned outings, exercise, and mental stimulation. All of our activities staff are trained Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), which ensures an extra level of care and comfort for your loved one. We also bring seniors together with children from our Child Care Program a few times each day, further fostering a healthy outlook on life. For high-quality San Diego senior care, there is no better choice. For caregivers, we offer affordable and flexible respite care services including monthly support group meetings at St. Paul’s Villa.
St. Paul’s Senior Day Enhances Quality of Life
Senior Day Care San Diego
Our Senior Day Program here at St. Paul’s provides comprehensive care and engaging activities for seniors with varying needs. Our day program is specially designed for seniors with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia to give them a day of engagement and socialization, which includes:
- Brain fitness activities
- Healthy lunches and snacks
- Assistance with activities of daily living, including incontinence care and medication management
- Individualized attention in a smaller setting than most senior day centers
- Fun outings like visiting museums and other San Diego attractions
- Available door-to-door service from our transportation team or MTS
Senior Day Schedule & Pricing
Sign up for a full or half day of activities!
Senior Day operates from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Friday. At St. Paul’s, we understand that your loved one may be hesitant to join a senior day program without knowing what it will be like, which is why we offer a half-day complimentary guest experience for those who are interested in trying out our program before enrolling.
St. Paul’s Senior Day applications for admission are accepted without regard to race, religion, gender, or national origin.
Intergenerational Care Programs in San Diego
The Benefit of Intergenerational Interaction
As a core component of our senior care, our center at St. Paul’s is proud to offer one of the first intergenerational day care programs in Southern California. Intergenerational care brings together children and seniors to benefit the lives of both parties through structured activity.
Children from the Child Care Program come together with the seniors in the Senior Day Program for creative activities like reading, sing-alongs, arts and crafts, dancing, parties, and other learning opportunities. These interactions are typically scheduled twice-a-day and once at lunch to allow for as much interaction as possible.
Why? Studies have shown that structured intergenerational interaction is mutually beneficial for seniors and children alike. These interactions make it possible to: Improve intergenerational understanding, Revisit memories through “grandparent” type interaction, Share new learning skills and accomplishments, Provide mentoring if desired, Enhance quality of life through laughter, learning, and fun. Lastly, erase stigmas and common misconceptions.
Searching for "senior day care near me" in San Diego? Our Senior Day program here at St. Paul’s is an excellent choice. To participate in St. Paul’s Senior Day, please download and complete the Enrollment Agreement and the Physician’s Report. For questions, call our staff at (619) 239-6900 and ask for Senior Day.
For more information on Child Day Care and how our children benefit from this intergenerational program, please visit our Child Care page.
If you’re interested in learning more about Senior Day care here at St. Paul’s, read on for information about our Senior Day programs as well as answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
St. Paul’s Senior Day Program provides an intergenerational, safe, social, and engaging environment for seniors with early to moderate stages of dementia, enhancing overall quality of life, and allowing them to live at home longer.
For participants arriving first thing in the morning, coffee and fruit are provided. Depending on the scheduled activity, participants arriving at or before noon will either receive a hot-plated lunch from our café or an off-site lunch, including snacks.
Yes, but there are some limitations. The cost is $4 each way. Seniors may utilize the MTS Access transportation system.
Yes. The family chooses how frequently a senior attends St. Paul’s Senior Day program.
St. Paul’s Senior Day provides one staff member for every eight seniors. Our activity coordinators are also Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs).
We can and do administer medications. Our activity coordinators are Med Tech certified. Certain medications cannot be administered. Participants are not permitted to carry their own medications. We must store them.
Yes. We remind seniors to use the restroom and can help them if needed. We accept incontinent seniors.
Participants enjoy board games, gardening, fitness walks, yoga, outings to restaurants and cultural events, musical entertainment, arts and crafts, intergenerational picnics, and more.
Call (619)239-6900, schedule a tour, and then set up a complimentary guest day. The guest day experience allows the senior, caregiver, and staff to see if the program will be beneficial for everyone involved.