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Alzheimer's Care

Many family caregivers take on the challenges of caregiving alone. However, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementia is not easy. Not only can it be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with cognitive impairments, too much stress can be harmful to both of you. To help ease the burden of caregiving, we offer our adult day health care center as an option for both the participant and the caregiver as well as caregiver support groups, which provide caregivers the opportunity to share experiences with peers in similar circumstances.

Adult Day Health Care

Council on Aging of West Florida's Adult Day Health Care Center is a licensed adult day health care center. The center provides a protective, stimulating environment for older adults with physical and cognitive impairments and respite for caregivers.

Positive outcomes for participants include increased interaction with peers and socialization, improved, happier moods and behavior, greater sense of purpose in life, improved sleep habits, greater independence and increased motivation.

The center maintains a staff to participant ratio of 1:6 in accordance with State of Florida licensing requirements. The staff receives on-going training in areas such as Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

The newly expanded and renovated 3,000 sq. ft. center, located at 875 Royce Street in Pensacola, is designed for indoor and outdoor activities in a variety of settings. The center has comfortable and inviting activity areas, functional recreation areas, a full kitchen, a screened in porch with ceiling fans and outdoor furniture, a private backyard with a pavilion and walking paths, and a relaxation room.

The center's daily routine includes breakfast, lunch, a snack, outside walks, exercise class, arts & crafts, table games, sports, card games, mental stimulation, special parties and celebrations and as well as regularly scheduled field trips to picnic areas, parks, museums, historical places, area attractions, bowling alleys and movie theatres. These well-supervised trips are not only fun, but trigger memories and promote socialization.

Those not eligible for government funded programs may attend the center on a private pay basis at daily rates much lower than those charged for in-home care. To enroll, potential participants must complete an assessment with the director of the center and return a completed physician's admission order (click to download)

Day on the Go is a new program of the center for higher functioning participants who can follow directions, have good endurance and capable of attending area attractions and events with limited supervision. Each Day on the Go is planned to allow for a full day of activity for participants as well as extended respite for caregivers. Day on the Go includes breakfast, exercise time, an outing and lunch. Dates and locations to be visited are planned quarterly.

To arrange a tour, learn more about the assessment process or private pay pricing, or sign someone up for Day on the Go, call 266-2503.

For more information:
Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 17066
Pensacola, FL 32522
(850) 432-1475
Or email

Monthly Caregiver Support Groups

As part of our mission to serve seniors and their families, we offer caregiver support groups in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. These groups are available to all caregivers regardless of the condition or illness of the person being cared for, including grandparents caring for/raising grandchildren or relatives caring for a disabled adult. Attendance is free and new members are always welcome.

  • Milton Caregiver Support Group
    First Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 6451 Park Ave. Refreshments and door prizes provided
  • Century Caregiver Support Group
    Third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Century Care Center, 6020 Industrial Blvd Refreshments and door prizes provided
  • Pensacola Caregiver Support Group
    Last Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Council on Aging of West Florida, 875 Royce Street Refreshments and door prizes provided

Please help us provide seniors in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties with the programs and services they need to live healthy, safe and independent lives in their own familiar surroundings. These program and services, which include Meals on Wheels, adult day health care and caregiver support, enable seniors and their caregivers to face an uncertain future with the dignity they deserve.

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