Memory Lane Day Care

Memory Lane Day Centre is a specialist service providing day care in the community for older people who have a form of dementia. We are open on Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm and on Saturday 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Memory Lane Day Centre is a specialist service providing day care in the community for older people who have a form of dementia. We aim to provide the very best person-centered service based upon the needs of the individuals. We work to enhance and promote positive experiences for people with dementia and respite for their loved ones.

We are open five days a week and offers a variety of holistic activities from gardening, discussion groups, meaningful singing and movement, craft, games, and much more. We aim to develop people’s skills and offer new and different engagements to promote well-being.

Why Memory Lane Day Care?

Varied Activities

For clients comfort we offer:

Benefits of day care

Covid-19 Safety Measures

Frequently asked questions

Monday- 10am -4pm

Tuesday- 10am -4pm

Wednesday- 10am -4pm

Thursday- 10am -4pm

Friday- 10am -4pm

9am onwards – Transport pick up schedule begins 10am onwards – Official arrival time – drink and biscuits on arrival. 12.30pm – Lunch 2 courses -choice of main meal with vegetables followed by a choice of sweets. 3pm -Afternoon tea – cakes and hot drinks. 4pm – Clients will leave the day centre no later than 4pm unless otherwise arranged. If anyone has any dietary requirements we need to be forewarned so we can ensure clients receive appropriate food and drink. This isn’t just about allergies or intolerances. This may relate to issues with medication, ability to chew food, specialist cutlery and support. What we need to know is covered in the carer’s questionnaire. Drinks are provided regularly throughout the day to promote hydration.

Current fees are as follows….

Full daily rate 10am to 4pm – £84

2 course lunch – £8.40 per day.

Transport is available: From £10 per return journey (local area up to 3 mile radius)

Some people opt to use our pick up and return minibus service. This service has a MIDAS trained driver accompanied by our day centre chaperone. Pick-ups can be made from 9am -10.30am in the morning and return transport is between 4-5pm to go home. We cannot guarantee an accurate time of pick up or drop off. If you have any home care or needs in relation to pick up and drop off times, please let us know. We will always endeavour to offer a flexible and person-centred service. If there are any issues, please ask and we will try and find an appropriate solution to meet your needs.

We also have a vehicle with Wheelchair access. This usually requires one driver and a chaperone. Please apply for a quotation.

The centre is run as a private business and charges daily for professional care services. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, bank transfer or direct debit and are payable four weekly in advance. If you have been diagnosed with a form of dementia, then you should be receiving the “Attendance Allowance” which is a benefit given to help with care needs and social activity and this may be used towards the cost of daycare. If you need further help with care costs, then you should seek to arrange a care plan assessment and a financial assessment which will be carried out by an assessor from Adult Social Care (Social Services). This is to determine your care needs and the level of charges you may eventually have to pay. You may be entitled to receive “Direct Payments” which allows you to choose the care you receive and pay for it directly. Receipts for your care will be provided.
In the first instance we will invite you to attend the day centre for a half day visit free of charge. This is for you to assess whether the centre is suitable for your needs. We will also make an assessment to ensure that we are able to provide specific care needs for your loved one. If both parties are content to proceed then a place at the centre will be allocated to the person you care for. If you make a request to your social worker for “Direct Payments Funding” this request will then be made by your social worker to the allocation panel and may take some time to approve and arrange. In the meantime, you may pay for the day care privately and you may be able to request that payments from the council are backdated so that you can be refunded by them.
If a person uses a mobility aid this needs to be brought with them. (We do have pool wheelchairs and Zimmer frames at the centre.) Personal items need to be prescribed for the person and named. If a person uses a wheelchair and is using transport this needs to be highlighted so an appropriate vehicle can be sent. All items need to be in full working order to comply with health and safety regulations.
Some people find having a change of clothing at the day centre useful due to continence issues. All clothing should be named and will be placed in an individual basket. We do not have the facility to launder and dry clothing that is soiled. We do have limited supplies of continence pads for emergency use; however we suggest either bringing a packet in or enough for the visit. If the customer requires prompting or support with using the toilet this is facilitated by trained staff.
We request a copy of all medication taken. This can be provided via a prescription list. Medication may be administered during visits to the centre with your written permission, however these must come in the original bottle or packet, with a legible administration sticker, be in date and be named. We cannot accept the full weekly Dosette box which may include meds for different times of the day but you could ask your pharmacist to provide the midday medication in a separate packet so that you can leave that with us. The medication will be stored in a medication safe and administered by a trained staff member. We record all administrations on a personal record. If any ‘as required’ medication is needed (pain relief) we will need the carers written consent in general (or on the day if it’s just a “one off” dose) to be able to administer this medication. We also need to know if the person has a DNAR in place. If so, we require a copy of this document to hold within our records We will hold information and a care plan at the centre in a locked cabinet in line with data protection – Only staff will have access to this information.

My wife suffers from vascular dementia and cannot be left alone for more than a couple of hours. She has been a regular at Memory Lane Activity Day Centre, Yeadon and looks forward to going each week. The staff there are very helpful, friendly and professional with their care. Nothing is too much trouble. The activities provided are enjoyable and stimulating. The whole atmosphere gives the impression of a large family, where everyone knows each other and no one feels left out. In addition, the centre is set in a large gardened area, ideal for sitting outside in the Summer. From my point of view, it has been a godsend, providing a bit of respite from the day to day caring of a dementia-suffering person. I generally pick my wife up in the afternoon feeling refreshed and knowing that she has been in very safe hands. I would strongly recommend this centre to anyone suffering from dementia.
Husband of Resident