No one has to cope with Alzheimer’s Disease alone.
Day Break adult Day Services was established in 1982 to serve persons with dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders (ADRD) in a social model adult day setting. Priority for enrollment is for those with some degree of dementia (impaired memory, orientation, judgment, etc.). Older adults who are socially isolated, need help during the day or are unsafe to be left alone are also eligible as space is available.
The focus is to provide personalized care with the goal of enhancing quality of life for both the member and their family or caregivers. Activities are the foundation of the care we provide. Our staff design activities based on individual desires, needs and abilities with the outcome being day programming that provides care with a personal touch.
- Daily exercises
- Health monitoring
- Outings to places of interest
- Movies/visual entertainment
- Daily social activities
- And more!
The mission of Day Break is to provide adult day services for individuals to age in place and provide information, support, education and referral services.
“It keeps Mom’s mind active. She says she feels needed there and has a sense of purpose.” – Family Member
Learn more about Day Break and all we offer by calling (907) 346-2234 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call to set up an appointment to visit and tour our facility.
Nellie Johansson Foundation
The Nellie Johanson Fund was established in 1984 to raise money to help fund Day Break. The Fund was named for Mrs. Johanson because of her tireless work in our community to establish a mental health program for the elderly.
Mrs. Johanson and her husband Ed came to Alaska in the 1930s from Idaho. Before moving to Anchorage the couple mined gold in the Talkeetna area. Her concern for the elderly helped bring forward the need for adult day care.
Regrettably Mrs. Johanson died the year before Day Break opened, however, gifts to Day Break can still be made through the Nellie Johanson Memorial Fund by sending contributions to ACMHS, 4020 Folker St., Anchorage, AK 99508 and note that this is a contribution for the Nellie Johanson Fund.