South Highland Center Adult Day Care
A Day Activity Program for Seniors with Memory Disorders
The South Highland Center is a ministry of South Highland Presbyterian Church, one of of Birmingham's most active and community-involved churches for more than 100 years. Housed in the church's newly-renovated west wing, our program has been carefully tailored in every aspect to meet the special needs of cognitively impaired individuals from mild to severe phases. Our staff is comprised of highly skilled professionals, trained specifically in dementia care. Staff members work with small participant groups, ensuring plenty of personalized attention. Participants may attend daily or part-time. Our focus is to promote stimulating, enriching, and fun life experiences in a safe and nurturing home-like environment.
Persons with the following conditions may be enriched by regular participation: Alzheimer's Disease, Stroke-related Dementia, Parkinson's Disease, Huntingdon's Disease, and other dementing illnesses.
Individuals affected by dementia experience permanent, neurological decline generally characterized by memory loss, confusion, disorientation, intellectual decline, language impairment, and a decreasing ability to engage in previous skills.
While there is currently no cure for dementia, taking part in a stimulating day activity program may delay a decline in condition by maximizing remaining abilities and improving the quality of life.
- Carefully-structured program of therapeutic group and individual activities, in a cheerful, fun atmosphere
- Individualized care plan for each participant
- Cheerful, fun atmosphere
- Intergenerational activities
- Pet therapy
- Special outings
- Safe and inviting, dementia-friendly environment
- Incontinence management
- Oral medication assistance
- Hot, nutritious lunches and snacks
- Information and referral to additional resources
- Individualized caregiver support and education
- Scholarships available
- Art and music therapy
FEES AND INSURANCE
As highly-qualified as the South Highland Center is, daily fees for our programs are much more reasonable than one would expect and make care at SHC for your loved one an attractive option. Additionally, the Center is a qualified provider for many insurance programs (except Medicaid).
At the South Highland Center, family caregivers are as important to us as our participants. We know that caring for a person with dementia is a 24-hour-a-day job, and we recognize the unique and overwhelming demands of this role.
Affected persons often require assistance with the most basic activities, and even though they may remain physically healthy, they usually cannot be left unattended, even for very short intervals.
Caregivers often struggle to balance the various demands on their time, yet often view full-time nursing home care as an unnacceptable or unaffordable option.
That is where The South Highland Center can help. Our affordable program of long-term care offers real relief to devoted caregivers, allowing them to pursue their own careers and personal interests with peace of mind, knowing their loved one is mentally and physically active, happy, and well cared for.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Birmingham's historic Southside, at Highland Avenue and Richard Arrington Boulevard, just minutes away from the world-renowned UAB medical complex and the city's downtown business district.
The South Highland Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. For more information, or to arrange for a free trial visit, please contact Center Director Mel York at (205) 933-2332.