The Life Center provides a range of services including:
Supervised daytime care (7:15 am until 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday) in a safe and secure home-like setting by trained professionals
Nutritious meals and snacks
Assistance in personal care (bathing, shaving, assistance in the restroom, etc)
Assistance with medications—including monitoring of blood pressure and blood sugar, injections, breathing treatments, etc
Socialization with other seniors
Crafts and Games
Word games, trivia, and bingo are played to entertain and stimulate. Craft projects are designed to increase dexterity and creativity.
We have a daily exercise program along with physical activities such as shuffle board, horseshoes, and balloon volleyball. All activities are tailored to the individual’s ability.
We use music to recall memories. Musical activities assist with positive changes in mood and often decrease anxiety and stress.
Therapeutic activities are a core component of the services provided by The Life Center and are available to each participant. We offer a varied program of activities designed to enhance the adult’s feeling of self-worth, usefulness, stimulate creativity, provide safety, provide peer association, enjoyment and fun.
Activities are planned to meet the interests, needs and abilities of the participants with an emphasis placed on utilizing strengths. Time is also scheduled for rest and relaxation. Our activities include: guest speakers, exercise, health and nutrition education, cultural enrichment, intergenerational programs, motivation, crafts, music therapy, gardening, devotions, trivia, trips down memory lane, games, Bible study, chapel services and more. Safe ‘wandering’ is permitted within our secure campus and onto the screened porch.
Activities are planned and paced for needs of the adult. Aimed at maintaining the highest possible level of functioning, activities are never forced upon a participant and personal attention is provided when needed.
Health Care Services
Health Care staff members assist the participant with taking medications, following special diets, walking and moving about the center, monitoring health through regular blood sugar and blood pressure checks, maintaining mobility through individualized range of motion exercises, bowel and bladder retraining, and more.
Additional fee based health services include: Bath/Shower, shaving, tweezing facial hair, and trimming fingernails.
A nutritious breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are part of the services provided. All meals are made on site with fresh ingredients and are approved by our registered dietitian. Participants with special dietary needs as prescribed by a physician, will receive meals to meet their special diets (low salt, diabetic, vegetarian, soft or ground foods).
On Site Chef: Meet Melissa Darr
Chef Darr has been in the culinary profession for over 15 years, bringing with her to The Life Center of Davidson County a creative, healthy approach to cooking “from scratch” meals. She was the sous chef for The City Club of Lexington, Food and Beverage Manager for Meriwhether-Godsey, Chef and Culinary Trainer for Lowes Foods, as well as personal chef to various clients.
Her love of presentation and food philosophy allows the natural flavors of the food to dance on the palates of participants with dignity.
The Life Center of Davidson County
601 West Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292
Copyright 2019, The Life Center of Davidson County, Inc.