(CSi)   Jamestown area residents now have available, Lutheran Social Service of North Dakota program, “Daybreak Respite Care,” for caregivers.

On Friday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, LSS Aging Life  Care Specialist Jim Holben in Jamestown said, developed by the Aging Life Care™ team at Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, Daybreak is a drop-off respite-care center located in the historic and beautifully restored Legacy Living Center, 419 5th St. N.E., Jamestown. In this safe and welcoming setting, they provide high-quality care and engaging therapeutic activities for disabled and/or elderly adults for up to several hours at a time.

Anyone who provides full- or part-time care for a family member, friend or neighbor and is searching for a safe, positive environment where their friend or family member can stay for a few hours.

The program is supervised by Jim Holben, who is a Licensed Master Social Worker/Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, who has worked with people with disabilities for 31 years.

He pointed out that Direct Care is provided by staff who are certified as Qualified Service Providers (QSP) or Nursing Assistants (CNA) Staff can assist with personal cares as needed (toileting, transfers, feeding assistance, etc.)

There is  a low client-to-staff ratio to help ensure each guest receives compassionate professional, person-centered care.

Also on our show by telephone was, ALC Team Leader, Carmel Froemke, in Fargo, who said that the Jamestown program is the first in North Dakota.

Robin Bohl, Case Aid availability for the program joined the program in Jamestown since its inception about two months ago, assisting Jim in the office.

Jim added that although advance reservations may help ensure an opening for a guest on the day you need it, Daybreak respite-care also reserves spaces for emergency drop-offs during designated group times.

Center hours are limited.

The hours are:

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (including lunch option) Tuesdays
  • 2 to 5 p.m. Thursdays
  • By appointment

For more information, and program costs, contact Aging Life Care™ LSSND at 701-271-3295 (Jim) or 701-271-3232 (Carmel)  or, www.lssnd.org/aging-life-care