Charles House Association is a splendid assisted living community in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is within remarkable Orange County which is part of the Tar Heel State.
Since 1990, Charles House has been a leader in eldercare services, serving hundreds of caregiving families through its highly regarded day program and has pioneered neighborhood Eldercare Homes as an innovative model of assisted living. Charles House also provides training to students and interns interested in careers in eldercare
Charles House Association operates the Charles House Center for Community Eldercare to provide quality, personalized care to elders and respite for their caregiving families.
Charles House also provides resources for caregivers, including a monthly support group at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont.
The Daytime Eldercare Program at the Center for Community Eldercare accommodates up to 36 participants per day, in a therapeutic social engagement model of care. Family caregivers receive much needed respite while participants develop new friendships, social connections and a strong sense of belonging. The Daytime Program fosters small group connections with engaging meaningful activities—a hallmark of the Charles House program. Participants may attend for full or half-days, which include snacks and a healthy, delicious lunch.
Care and Physical Activity
- Two snacks and a balanced lunch each day
- Exercises in the morning and afternoon
- Supervision of prescription medications
- Encouragement of good health and personal habits
- Daily rest period and quiet time
Opportunities to Help
- Therapeutic gardening
- Preparing cookies
- Music education and singing
- Intergenerational activities
- Games such as general knowledge and puzzles
- Field trips
- Programs by community guests