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To be the most comprehensive support center for family and professional caregiving.
North Carolina: The leading caregiver support center in North Carolina, Guiding Lights is like an adult day care center which provides the most reasonable long term assistance alternative in the medical and social model. This caregiver support center offers a home away from home through providing a safe and expedient setting where seniors can develop self esteem through keeping socially, emotionally and physically active.
In North Carolina, there are about 1.3 million people over the age of 65 live in North Carolina, and the number is expected to reach nearly 2.4 million by 2032 (American Community Survey, 2008-2012). In five years the state will have more residents over 60 than, fewer than 18 years. By 2030, one in four North Carolinians will be 60 or older. There are 170,000 older adults had Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia in 2009; by 2030 the number is projected to increase to close to 300,000. (American Community Survey, 2005-2009). There are also 840,000 caregivers provide 900 million care giving hours for every year, with a market worth of $8.9 billion this according to National Family Caregivers Association and Family Caregiver Alliance.
Guiding Light caregiver center serve customers, who need special care, have a serious condition like dementia, Alzheimer’s, seizure disorder, trauma, developmental disabilities, brain injury, autism, heart failure, sclerosis stroke and many more. Alzheimer’s affects about 5 million people aging 65 and older and considered the 6 th leading cause of disease in the United States.
The main objective of Guiding Light is to avoid social isolation, ease caregivers and to enhance the superiority of life of the seniors in a safe and warm setting. Their highly educated employee can pass treatments and offer incontinence, wound and memory care.
The Guiding light activities and services take account of fitness programs, yoga, aerobics, sports lessons, music healing, physical, pet therapy, speech and occupational therapy, crafts, arts, games as well as field trips. Guiding Light has currently implemented a state of the art software technology equipped toward seniors which empowers them in fitness, cognitive and simulation activities.
Guiding Lights is situated in Raleigh, North Carolina and serve Orange, Wake as well as Durham Countries as weill as the surrounding areas.