Barcelona Alzheimer Treatment & Research Center

daycare unit

through its day care services, Fundació ACE offers treatment and follow-up for patients in a range of situations

The Day Centre is a social service which provides care to people with cognitive disorders or dementia on a daily schedule. The approach is interdisciplinary, covering the needs of the person and their family in the initial and moderate phases of the disease.

The aim is to offer an appropriate environment, adapted to individuals’ care needs, to support the preservation of their personal and social autonomy, to keep them in their personal and family environment in the best possible conditions, and to provide support to families.

The Day Centre has 80 authorised places, of which 30 are partly subsidised by the Catalan Care and Social Services Institute.

It offers the following services:

  • Cognitive psychostimulation
  • Occupational therapy
  • Supervision and/or support in personal care and in the activities of daily living
  • Specialised medical and nursing care
  • Social care
  • Periodic cognitive assessments
  • Attention, support and training for family members
  • Meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Music therapy

The multidisciplinary team is composed of medical staff specialising in neurology, geriatrics and psychiatry, and specialists in neuropsychology, psychology, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and music therapy.

The Day Hospital for people with dementia is a social/health care service which offers care on a daily schedule to people, primarily under the age of 65, who have cognitive disorders or dementia. The person and their family benefit from integrated therapeutic care. The approach is interdisciplinary, covering the needs of the person and their family in the initial and moderate phases of the disease.

The aim is to provide continuing therapeutic care in physical, mental and social aspects, and:

  • To recover and restore deficits, to delay the progressive loss of capacity through stimulation, to optimise the person’s remaining functional capacities and to mitigate and alleviate deficiencies.
  • To delay or avoid the hospitalisation of the patient, keeping them in their usual environment.
  • To offer healthcare education and provide information, advice, training and support for families: emotional support, burden reduction.
  • To promote the formation of support and mutual aid groups.
  • To assist coordination and collaboration with the necessary resources for the most accurate possible diagnosis.

The Day Hospital for people with dementia has a total of 75 authorised places, of which 52 are partly subsidised by CatSalut.

  • It offers the following services:
  • Cognitive psychostimulation
  • Occupational therapy
  • Supervision and/or support in personal care and in the activities of daily living
  • Specialised medical and nursing care
  • Social care
  • Periodic cognitive assessments
  • Attention, support and training for families
  • Food
  • Physiotherapy
  • Music therapy

The multidisciplinary team is composed of medical staff specialising in neurology, geriatrics, psychiatry, and specialists in neuropsychology, psychology, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and music therapy.

Memory stimulation workshops are aimed at people presenting memory loss. This type of therapeutic intervention makes it possible to maintain functional autonomy in the patient’s daily life for as long as possible. The structured memory training is offered in response to current demand from families.

The memory workshops’ objectives are:

  • To use remaining learning ability in the early stages of the disease.
  • To create a weekly routine for the attendance of the person with dementia at the group.
  • To provide a state of wellbeing, reducing responses of anxiety and depression, and to improve quality of life.
  • The format of the group encourages the interaction of participants, acting as a tool for support and self-help.

Memory workshops are run in reduced groups, with a maximum of seven people. The user attends two weekly sessions, each lasting an hour and a half.

Subsidised places:

-Preliminary assesment of cognitive and behavioural disorders.

-Assessment of types of services on the part of the referring social worker.

-Request an appointment.


Day Centre: It is needed the processing of aid provided for in the Dependency Law to access the subsidised place.
Day Hospital: it is needed the assessment of the competent services.

Privately:

-Preliminary assesment of cognitive and behavioural disorders.

-Assessment of types of services on the part of the referring social worker.

-Request an appointment.

Day Center & Memory Workshops:

93.444.10.24 – 610.595.943

uad@fundacioace.com

Day Hospital:

93.444.31.09 – 610.595.943

uad@fundacioace.com

Amèrica Morera
deputy director of the daycare unit