"They have saved my mom."

Cheryl G's Story

Quality healthcare is important at all stages of life. St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center provides professional care for adults with disabilities, ensuring they are able to function at their highest ability, and giving families the peace of mind of knowing that their loved ones are cared for. One success is Cheryl and her mother, whose been attending the program since 2015.

As her mother’s memory faded, Cheryl needed a way for her to remain active and to spend time with others. Cheryl looked into the St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, which specializes in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Cheryl’s mother qualified for St. Agnes’ scholarship program, which provides financial assistance in addition to the therapeutic activities provided for clients. The scholarship program has helped Cheryl afford adult day service for her mother up to five days a week, for which she is very grateful. St. Agnes’ scholarship program has no deadline, is adjusted on a year-to-year basis, and is easy to apply for.

Her time at St. Agnes has helped Cheryl's mother cope with her Alzheimer’s. Although the disease is still progressing, she is able to do the activities she enjoys, such as cleaning and playing bingo. She loves spending time at St. Agnes so much that she actually gets upset on days she cannot go!

Cheryl’s experience with St. Agnes has been extremely positive. She will be going to St. Agnes for as long as she can. The experience has truly helped more than she could have imagined. Between the care and structured activities that St. Agnes provides and the assistance from the scholarship program, Cheryl has noticed that her Mom is happier and more active. She believes that St. Agnes is one of the most rewarding programs in their lives. "St. Agnes has been a God send," Cheryl said. “They have saved my mom.”

For more information about St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, visit their website.

Special thanks to Spencer Anderson, Kyle Ballinger, Drew McKenna, Lizzie Morgan, and Nicholas Ward for collaborating with UWPC and collecting and writing this story.

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