Programs and Services
SarahCare® is a special program of care developed by Dr. Merle Griff, the founder of SARAH Adult Day Services. Our family owned Center in Hampstead is just one of 50 SarahCare® centers across the U.S. View SarahCare's corporate website to see other SarahCare locations. SarahCare® offers unparalleled assistance to the participant’s special needs, but more importantly recognizes the uniqueness of each elder. Beyond helping with the daily tasks of living, SarahCare® seeks to share in the richness of the senior's personal life. It is SarahCare®'s recognition of what the elder can contribute to the life of the Center that makes both the elder, his or her family, and SarahCare®'s staff treasure the elder's presence.
Who We Serve – Who Can Benefit
SarahCare® Centers strive to meet the needs of the following:
- Elders with health issues and find their activity limited. Some participants may benefit from optional on-site physical and occupational therapy, chiropractic and podiatry services. We serve participants with health problems including:
- Physical Impairments
- Alzheimer’s and other dementias
- Special Diets
- Incontinency problems
- Parkinson’s disease
- Elders suffering from isolation and loneliness and would enjoy making new friends, giving back to the community, feeling valued and encouraged to continue sharing their life experiences and history in an accepting environment.
- Elders who have memory impairment and need a structured, safe environment.
- Those who would enjoy menu planning, cooking, baking, community service and companionship.
- Families and caregivers who need time to attend to their daily responsibilities while safely and confidently caring for their loved ones.
Our Medical Director is Dr. Cammilleri of the Greater Hampstead Family Medicine, P.C. practice located within easy walking distance of our Center. Our Center staff includes Registered and Licensed Nurses to administer prescribed medications, monitor health status, provide educational programs, manage day-to-day health needs, and attend to emergencies. Our Center provides blood lab services in cooperation with Quest Diagnostics clinical laboratory testing services; our nurses can draw blood samples at SarahCare thus saving members and care givers time consuming trips to lab or medical facilities. Podiatry services are available at the Center negating the need for caregivers to make appointments that interrupt their schedules. We provide all personal care requirements including roll or walk in shower service, shaving, and incontinence management.
Our Center offers evening seminars and presentations by experts in their field such as Alzheimer’s Transitioning and other medical conditions, Futures Planning, and assistive technology. Support workshops provide an opportunity for caregivers to obtain peer advice for the unique problems of caring for the elderly.
Senior Class Programs
Programs providing opportunities for participants to achieve a sense of self-worth. Programs include baking for community service organizations and collecting photos, memorabilia and recipes to produce an annual Year Book and attend an annual Senior Prom celebration.
SarahCare is proud to offer the RSVP Bone Builders Program. This program is uniquely geared to seniors with the goals of preventing and reversing osteoporosis, improving balance and, enhancing energy and well being. We also strive to make exercise fun by using floor games and chair sitting exercise videos led by our Activities staff. Games include indoor bowling, indoor putting green, horse shoes, and ring toss - the elders love the competition!!!
Our Center provides a therapy room for use by physical and occupational therapists and our participants. We have arrangements with Northeast Rehab Hospital (Salem, NH) to perform routine therapy services at our Center. Participants may use their own professionals at our Center.
We strive to include activities between elders and children where both groups benefit from each other and share their feelings, ideas, skills, and affection. Older adults are energized by the children while the children recognize the elders' value and learn that aging is a natural part of life. We have visitations from middle and high school students for activities including letter writing, decorating and helping with planned activities. are designed to bring together two very different generations.
Special activities and bonding experiences for elders who often feel left out in conventional adult day services programming. (Ladies are welcome!) Our Club room has chess, checkers, cribbage and board games available. Fun puzzles are always available to work on.
Arts & Crafts
Our Center has a large Arts & Crafts room and supplies and daily programs to keep elders active and productive. Most of our holiday decorations are prepared by our participants. Activities include scrapbooking of participants’ pictures and memories for them to share with their families.
Our monthly activities program includes professional entertainers specializing in elder entertainment. Entertainers include singer/musicians, puppeteers, and dancers.
Our Beauty Spa allows participants to revitalize with on-site hair care. Our Center has a complete hairdressing station equipped to provide shampoos, permanents, and haircutting. You can have your own hairdresser come to the Center or we will provide a reliable hairdresser.