Each adult day care facility has a planned activity schedule that is intended to be stimulating and entertaining. In a nursing home, this may entail participating in the residents’ activity program, whereas in a day care facility, they will be put on specifically for the day care visitors. The activities available vary according to the facilities and the needs of the attendees. To care for young adults with learning disabilities, Rykka Care Centre for the elderly will have different activities. Among the available activities are:
Crafts and arts
Some groups offer activities such as pottery painting, basket weaving, and jewellery making in addition to drawing and painting. Games can range from card and board games to sports to games designed for people with special needs.
Sensory activities are especially beneficial for people with autism or sensory impairment. Many centres have sensory rooms that include LED lights, soothing music, and even smells. Animal therapy is a popular sensory activity because people with vision or hearing impairments can feel the fur or scales of animals. Many day care centres hire mobile zoos for this purpose, allowing day care visitors to interact with animals ranging from alpacas to lizards to giant snails.
People in day care can receive healthcare services such as visiting hairdressers, chiropodists, and physiotherapists.
Trips for the day
Outings are a regular feature of activity programs and can include visits to nearby towns and tourist attractions, beaches, zoos, and theatre performances. Visitors from Rykka Care Centre facilities and their caregivers are welcome, and there is often a small fee to cover transportation and ticket costs.
Life skills, or independent living training, can include activities that teach valuable skills such as using public transportation, shopping and managing money, staying healthy with nutritious cooking and gym visits, household skills, and social skills to people with learning disabilities.