Daybreak's mission is to provide quality, licensed adult day health care to adult individuals with physical and mental disabiltiies, seniors who are medically frail, and to support those individuals' families and caregivers. The mission is achieved through a structured program of medical monitoring, supervision and socialization in a safe and stimulating environment.
As an alternative to institutionalization, Daybreak has the advantage of returning clients to their homes after providing day care by a professional staff. Daybreak is less expensive than 24-hour institutional care and clients are safe, comfortable and have the opportunity to interact with others. They benefit from challenging, healthy and stimulating activities such as music programs, field trips and crafts. The Daybreak staff consists of, but is not limited to: a licensed practical nurse, certified nursing assistants, activities coordinators and program assistants. All staff are trained and focused on the care of the clients.
Daybreak is licensed with the State of Missouri and is operated in accordance with the US Department of Agriculture nondiscrimination clause which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, handicap, religion or national origin.
Clients at Daybreak participate in activities such as arts and crafts, BINGO, church services, movies, show and tell, reality orientation, cooking demonstrations, board games and card games, Wii, karaoke, pet therapy, musicians that perform in our building, and special party themes for the holidays. Daybreak activities strive to stimulate each individual to their fullest potential.
A favorite aspect of Daybreak Adult Day Care are the outings organized for clients. The group regularly attend Branson shows, go out to eat, go bowling, attend local theatrical productions, fishing, trips to the zoo and visit local museums. Clients also enjoy the many park outings and picnics!
Daybreak recently started up their music program showcasing the Daybreak Band. Daybreak cleints sing a variety of songs while playing rhythm instruments. The band has performed at the Ozark Empire Fair, special events for their families and caregivers, and will soon be branching out in to the community. The music program is also expanding by working with the clients in a one on one setting, allowing for individualized attention adressing specific needs. The goals of music at Daybreak is to improve speech, motor skills, behavior issues, reality orientation, and memory recollection.
Eldercare Transit Service
Another service offered through Daybreak. It provides door-through-door, non-emergency medical transportation to elderly and disabled adults who are unable to use existing transportation due to physical limitations.
This program is for those who are 60 years of age or older, disabled, or are unable to use existing transportation due to physical limitations. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Durable medical equipment lending program. Individuals and organizations "donate" wheelchairs, walkers, canes, shower benches and hearing aids to make life a little easier for older or handicapped individuals. This loan program is available at no cost.
Daybreak Adult Day Care Rick Stephenson, Director
1461 E. Seminole
Springfield, MO 65804