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Day Break Adult Day Services

No one has to cope with Alzheimer’s Disease alone.

Adult ServicesDay 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.
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Activities include:

  • Daily exercises
  • Music/singing
  • Health monitoring
  • Outings to places of interest
  • Movies/visual entertainment
  • Crafts
  • 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 daybreak@acmhs.com. Please call to set up an appointment to visit and tour our facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Day Break focuses on keeping the members active, we are a social model and have a therapeutic activity based schedule Monday through Friday. Activities include events which stimulate the mind, the body and the spirit. Staff work together as a team and with members to develop activities that are meaningful and promote both cognitive and physical well-being. Below are listed just a sample of the many activities that we participate in and their benefits:

  • Active games (bowling, balloon volleyball, croquet): Physical wellness, opportunity to increase body awareness, feeling of being in control, enjoyment in participation, being a team member.
  • BINGO: Fun, remembered past activity of enjoyment, cognitive stimulation, opportunity to increase attention span, excitement, being a part of a group of peers.
  • Crafts and Hobbies: Stimulus for creativity, sense of purpose and accomplishment, joy in the process and the completed project, validation, feeling needed, pride display of past life talents.
  • Exercise/Fitness: Physical wellness, increased body awareness, feeling in control, sense of accomplishment, awareness of positive outcomes, general well being.
  • Cooking/Baking: Sensory stimulation, cognitive challenges, joy in past life roles, sense of purpose and accomplishment, reminisce, pride in the process and finished product, opportunity to share with others and to reinforce hospitality abilities.
  • News and Views: Intellectual stimulation, feeling “in the know”, participation in a familiar past activity, opportunity to share opinions.

As weather and road conditions permit, we enjoy going on outings in our community. Some examples are recycling to the recycling center, walking group, which helps to keep us physically fit. Some other outing activities include going to the Alaska Zoo, the Anchorage Museum, Fur Rondy events, baseball games, and other Anchorage events and activities. We are always open to new activities and create them based on the interests of our members.

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Day Break began in 1982 and has an amazing history of wonderful service to individuals, their families and our community.

Our mission is to provide adult day services for individuals to age in place and provide information, support, and education and referral services.

Our philosophy is to provide an activity based program that is based on individual needs and abilities, being flexible to meet changing needs, with the outcome being an Adult Day Service program that provides quality care with an individualized focus.

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Families are encouraged to call 346-2234 to set up a visit and an enrollment meeting.

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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.

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