For Anathan Club Adult Day Service, the coronavirus has brought additional challenges to both members and their families.
Because Club services have been on hiatus since mid-March, members at various stages of memory loss have been following stay-at-home orders with care currently coming from their individual caregivers.
To provide support to families and engagement opportunities to members at home, Anathan Club has developed “Anathan Club At Home,” a mail-delivered engagement package that includes personalized items that members find engaging.
JAA understands that caregivers want to bring enriching experiences to their loved ones living with dementia. With "Anathan Club At Home," the goal is to make it fun, easy, and delightful for families to spend time connecting, and empower members to keep busy by themselves.
Within each packet, members and caregivers find instructions for the activities as well as a brief survey regarding caregiver views on the engagement and its impact.
"Anathan Club At Home" is supported by a generous grant from the City of Pittsburgh originally provided for the purchase of activities to use in Anathan Club, but adjustments were made to be able to send activities to members at home as they stay safe during the Covid-19 crisis.
For more information about the program, please contact Amy Dukes, Senior Director of Memory Care Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.