Day care for older people

Day care centres offer a range of activities to older people to contribute to their well-being and welfare which assists them to continue living at home.

Day care centres can:

  • assist to keep you mentally and physically active
  • maintain your independence and assist in realising your potential
  • offer opportunities to be part of your community and contribute to preventing social isolation
  • allow you and your carer some respite
  • give you the opportunity to meet people, make friends and reacquaint with others
  • help you regain confidence after hospitalisation

An older person may only need day care for a short time, perhaps to regain confidence after a spell in hospital, or support may be required for a longer time.

South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership have two day care centres:

We can also arrange for you to attend a day centre run by an independent / third sector service provider located in South Ayrshire. The choice is yours to make.

How to access day care for older people

Access to day care follows an assessment by a Social Worker. Contact details for Social Work can be found here, our staff are always happy to help.