A place that feels like home
SarahCare of Campbell provides complete daycare services for mature adults and seniors with dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
We also care for adults with physical disabilities who need personal attention from skilled caregivers throughout their day.
We welcome participants using wheelchairs or walkers. SarahCare is fully ADA compliant. We also furnish wheelchairs, walkers and canes as needed during the day.
Our experienced and compassionate staff is led by a management team which is certified in Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s care. Learn about the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia.
SarahCare is a safe and secure setting where we provide social interaction, music therapy, arts & crafts, light physical activity, live entertainment, games and lots of other fun, in a cozy, home-like environment.
We serve our participants a full and wholesome breakfast and lunch every day, along with a tasty afternoon snack.
Our varied activities, especially meals, adhere to a regular daily schedule. We find that our participants appreciate and benefit from having their time structured in a predictable and familiar way.
Because the S.F. Bay Area enjoys a diverse, multicultural population, we are respectful of the cultural traditions and dietary needs and restrictions of many ethic and religious groups.
We also have multi-lingual staffers who are fluent in Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Filipino, Vietnamese, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati and Amharic.
Our staff makes sure every participant feels included and cared for. It’s important to us that everyone is warm and comfortable, and is enjoying themselves.
We serve families primarily from the greater San Jose and south Bay Area. We also have commuters from the East Bay and Peninsula who drop their loved one off in the morning and pick them up after work.
SarahCare is centrally located just off Hamilton Avenue, a block west of San Tomas Expressway. We are just minutes from the I-280 and I-880 freeway interchange. Map and driving directions.
Programs and services
Our standard services are available to every participant, and are included in the daily fee. Some programs, such as live music performances, guest speakers and art classes led by professional art instructors, occur anywhere from from twice a week to a few times per month, as the schedules of our volunteers vary.
Visit our Facebook page for this month's calendar of events.
Our standard services include:
Live entertainment: Includes music groups, choirs, and solo performers on piano, guitar and other instruments. We also have puppet shows and magic acts. Regular guest speakers present travelogues with videos or slide shows.
Music therapy: Music is an important part of our day. It's not only therapeutic for our participants, reawakening old memories and feelings; it's also a whole lot of fun for everyone. We have two music teachers from nearby junior colleges who volunteer twice a week to play favorite tunes on our piano for all to enjoy and sing along with.
In addition, we have a music therapist who comes in twice a week to play golden oldies songs on our home theater system and lead willing particitants in some gentle dancing. More on music therapy.
Arts and crafts: Twice a week we have volunteer art instructors from community colleges come in and organize fun and stimulating arts & crafts projects. With a room full of art supplies, our participants can engage in group activities or pursue their own personal projects.
Inter-generational activities:We invite schools groups and youth organizations such as choirs, drama clubs and dance groups from grade school to high school age come in to give music and dance recitals and perform plays.
We also have high school and college student volunteers visit to assist with activities and spend time with our participants.
In addition, we have a "baby day" several times a month, when mothers bring in their babies for our participants to meet with and take turns holding. This is a very popular program which leaves everyone smiling.
Games: Our staff assists our higher functioning participants with games on a regular basis. These include board games like Monopoly, Uno, Scrabble, Backgammon and Pictionary. Bingo and theme-bingo are popular.
We also organize card games like Hearts, Spades and Gin. Checkers and Chess are available. We have several variations of Solitaire and other games and puzzles on the computers in our game room. And we have enlarged jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles for easy viewing.
Physical activities: Our professional instructor guides our participants in daily exercises of gentle stretches, deep breathing, chair yoga and slow walks to the extent of each person’s ability and desire. These activities help keep bodies limber and improve circulation. We gently encourage but never push our participants to engage in these activities.
Meals and snacks: Each day we serve a full breakfast and a filling and nutritious lunch with dessert. We also provide a tasty mid-afternoon snack. We are careful to avoid overly sugary foods which can spike insulin levels.
Health monitoring: Our professional staff tends to the basic medical needs of our participants, checking and recording blood pressure, weight and body temperature, as well as administering medications at the prescribed times.
Personal care: We assist in the activities of daily living. With dignity and respect we will help your loved one with meals, baths, mobility, using the bathroom, dealing with incontinence and transferring to and from a wheelchair.
Socializing with peers and staff: An important benefit of SarahCare is the social interaction that our participants enjoy. In addition to the company of their peers, our staff interacts with participants throughtout the day, giving them hugs, conversation and attention.
Brain fitness program: BrainHQ is a computer-based, scientifically validated program designed to improve memory processing, cognitive skills and communication in mature adults. More on BrainHQ.
Senior Care Advocate services: We provide a free consultation with an independent Senior Care Advocate on the best living choices for your loved one.
We offer a range of optional services at additonal cost to care for and pamper our participants. These include:
Assisted bathing: Treat your loved one to the soothing feel of a relaxing whirlpool jet spa bath. We have a handicap-accessible Invacare whirlpool tub and shower, and our trained staff provide as much assistance as needed. The caregiver only needs to bring a fresh change of clothes. We provide the clean towels and TLC. No advance appointment needed. $36.
Beauty parlor / barber shop: Evelyn, our licensed cosmetologist, will pamper your loved one in our salon / barber shop. Visit our Facebook page for Evelyn’s current hours and rates.
Day spa / physiotherapy: Independant, certified massage therapists, licensed chiropractors and physical and occupational therapists are available for professional services.
Podiatry services: We provide a private space for independent, licensed Podiatrists to tend to your loved one’s foot issues.
Dental Hygienist: Independent, licensed Dental Hygienists will tend to your loved one’s oral hygiene in a private space.
Bathing services are provided by our in-house staff and can be arranged the same day.
All other services are performed by independant professionals and require an advance appointment. Rates are set by the practicioner and are competitive with fees in these fields.