Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Ivey Offers Free Caregiving Help During The Holidays

If you care for a senior with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or other
ailment, and you're wondering how you can get your shopping and
errands done during the holiday season, take advantage of a free
service offered by The Ivey® .

The non-profit adult day care center at 6030 Park South Drive in
SouthPark is offering a free four-hour visit for any senior in the
area with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other chronic conditions. Your
family member will be well cared for and entertained while you take
care of shopping and personal errands. The Ivey offers a mountain
lodge ambiance, stimulating activities, home-cooked meals and onsite
medical supervision.

"This is our holiday gift for the community," says The Ivey founder
Lynn Ivey, herself a former caregiver for her mother, who died of
Alzheimer's disease. "It's difficult for most of us to get our
shopping done. When you're a caregiver, you need all the help you can
find. We're here to make the holidays brighter for caregivers."

To arrange your visit, call The Ivey at 704/909-2070. Visits are
limited to one per family from November 28 through December 29. The
Ivey is open weekdays from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, but will be closed on
December 23 and December 26. To learn more and see photos, visit

The Ivey
The Ivey® is a not-for-profit adult day care center that provides
daytime services for people living with Alzheimer's and other types of
memory loss, social isolation, or physical frailty due to stroke,
Parkinson's, and similar illnesses. The Ivey offers socialization,
engaging activities, meals from a Johnson & Wales-trained chef, and
healthcare monitoring from an on-site registered nurse. The Ivey's
services allow caregivers to hold jobs, continue friendships, and
refresh from the responsibilities of providing constant care.