Care taking adults with memory impairments is an arduous task; a labor of love that takes a very special kind of person. Its demands are endless, so re-fueling and re-energizing are priority. In a nutshell, that’s what the DayBreak Center in Sandpoint does; it gives Caregivers time for a mental reprieve.
The DayBreak Center, an adult daycare program operated by Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. is excited to announce a new member to their team. Liz DeWolfe, CNA, a seasoned professional in the adult daycare business has accepted the position as the Director of Daybreak Services.
Ms. DeWolfe is no stranger to adult daycare. She comes to the DayBreak Center with 18 years of adult daycare management experience, especially with seniors with memory impairments like Alzheimer’s and Dementia. She designed and implemented an advocacy and daycare program for the Skagit, WA Adult Daycare Center and oversaw the creation of a second site in 2009. “Ms. DeWolfe’s experience is a blessing for our Daybreak Center,” said KC Rokstad, DayBreak Committee Chair. “She has the experience and expertise to promote and manage this essential service for our community. We are excited to see how the program will evolve under her direction.”
When asked what her future plans for the program hold, Ms. DeWolfe commented, “Building the program so that we can offer more days and expanded hours will be my first priority. It’s a matter of finding the right volunteers and staff to continue to create an environment that supports our high standards of care as well as the warmth and understanding of the special needs of this population. I look forward to networking with area agencies and businesses to build a program that is vital and flourishing and ready to meet the needs of the families of our community.”
For more information about DayBreak Services or volunteering please call Liz at 208-265-8127.
Pictured from Left to Right: Julie Rowland, DayBreak Activities Assistant, program participant George, New DayBreak Director, Liz De Wolfe, program participant, Lela and volunteer Carol Keller.