135 Candler School Road
Candler, NC 28715
Tel: 828-665-1575

Come for a Day

Stay for a Life



DayStay is a North Carolina certified adult day program located in Candler.  We provide a protective environment for those who are not capable of full-time independent living. Our activity-driven program provides socialization and personal care both for active seniors, as well as individuals with dementia or other conditions who cannot be left alone during the day. We are open weekdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and provide a nutritious lunch plus morning and afternoon snacks.

When someone is enrolled in DayStay, we gain two clients - not just the Participant. DayStay serves the caregiver as well as their loved one. Respite support for the caregiver and life enrichment for the participant is what makes DayStay an ideal solution for many families struggling with care for their loved one while managing their own complex daily lives. Respite care is a major service that is part of DayStay's mission.

"Everyone at DayStay is wonderful!  We could not imagine our life without having DayStay to be a second family to our elderly mom with Alzheimer's.  We love them dearly."

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DayStay offers an individualized plan of care to meet the needs of each participant. Staff will develop this plan of care in consultation with the participant and his or her family. Plans may include:

  • Daily exercise

  • Mental stimulation

  • Recreation

  • Arts and crafts

  • Educational opportunities

  • Weekly worship service

  • Referral to services/resources

  • Music

  • Nutritious lunch, and snacks

"Gives him some socialization and stimulus.  I have a day when I can schedule my appointments and run errands."

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