This post comes to us from the July, 2015 issue of Marin Magazine, based out of California.
This article from The Atlantic highlights a program in New York called ElderServe At Night. It’s a care program for people who have dementia, working the dusk-til-dawn hours. The program aims to serve people who become more active at night as their dementia progresses, and to provide respite for caregivers who tend to lose sleep and have poorer sleep hygiene due to these nighttime activities.
Starting from 7pm, ElderServe will pick up individuals at their homes and provide a range of activities like painting, socialization, dancing, and massage. They can even be showered, fed, and ready for the new day when they start to be driven back home at 7am the next morning.