Day care centres are fantastic resources for older people and their carers in Hertfordshire. They can offer an enjoyable change of scene for your relatives and an opportunity for them to catch up with friends or make new ones. Many day care centres also provide services that can otherwise be difficult to find or get to, such as nail-cutting, chiropody and assisted bathing.
If your elderly relative is looking for other social opportunities, then you may be interested in Age Space’s guide to Hertfordshire’s Lunch Clubs for older people.
Day care centres can also provide some much-needed respite for carers. If you are looking for other respite options, you may want to read Age Space’s guide to Respite Care in Hertfordshire.
Day Care Centres for the Elderly in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire County Council Day Centres
Hertfordshire County Council run Day Centres for older people and those with learning difficulties, including some which are dementia-friendly. They are designed to be a place for meeting with friends and partaking in fun, stimulating activities, all while giving carers some well-earned respite.
In order to access these council-provided day centres, your relative will need to undertake a Care Needs Assessment to ensure the council is able to cater to their needs. For more information on how to complete one of these, you can visit Age Space’s dedicated page on Care Needs Assessments in Hertfordshire.
You can find a full list of Hertfordshire County Council’s day care services for older people below.
Bishop's Stortford Day Service (Dementia-Friendly)
Borehamwood Day Service
Broxbourne Day Service (Dementia-Friendly)
Buntingford Day Service
Garden City Day Service (Dementia-Friendly)
Hitchin Day Service (Dementia-Friendly)
South Oxhey Day Service (Dementia-Friendly)
Hertford Day Service (Dementia-Friendly)
Q Club Day Centres
There are 13 Q Club Day Centres in Hertfordshire, provided by the Quantum Care organisation. They seek to provide a fun and caring day care service for older people, utilising the facilities of the care and nursing homes that they operate throughout Herts. By providing their day centres within their care homes, they have the facilities to welcome older people living with dementia, mobility limitations and other disabilities.
Their day care offering includes a range of leisure activities, social events and personal services such as chiropody and hair-cutting.
You can find a list of their residences in Hertfordshire offering Day Care below. Follow the link to your relative’s closest centre to find out more about the services that they are offering, as well as contact information.
You can find a full list of Q Club Day Centres in Hertfordshire below.
Borehamwood (The Mead)
Harpenden (Willow Court)
Hoddesden (Belmont View)
Potter's Bar (Mayfair Lodge)
Royston (Richard Cox House)
South Oxhey (Pinewood Lodge)
St. Albans (Vesta Lodge)
Welwyn Garden City (Anson Court)
Watermill House Day Care, Hemel Hempstead
Watermill House aims to offer a caring, friendly and welcoming day care service at their care home in Hemel Hempstead. Those attending the centre can take part in a rich program of social activities, and have the choice to be involved in as much or as little as they feel comfortable. Guests at Watermill House can also benefit from the care home’s expert care services, enjoy a hot bath or make the most of their hair and beauty salon!
Highview Day Centre, Hemel Hempstead
The Highview Day Centre takes place in the Highview Care Home in Hemel Hempstead. They can cater for elderly people with all sorts of needs, including those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or who are experiencing social isolation. The Highview Day Care Centre is open from 9:00am – 3.30pm, 7 days a week and offers multiple activity rooms, including a relaxation and sensory room. There is also a large outdoors area with a greenhouse, shed, vegetable patch and flower beds that guests can enjoy and use.
The Centre in the Park, Hemel Hempstead
The Centre in the Park is a day centre (in a park!) where older people from Hemel Hempstead, Dacorum and the local area can come and enjoy each other’s company, chat and reminisce, play games, and take part in activities such as quizzes and bingo. They also offer a range of services for elderly people including assisted bathing, hair-dressing, manicures and chiropody. The centre is open from 9:00am – 3:00pm and they can assist with transport to and from the centre for those who need it.
Cuffley Day Care Centre, Potters Bar
Cuffley Day Care Centre operates five days a week and is open to elderly people in and around Hertfordshire. It is organised by a not-for-profit charity and run by their team of volunteers, helpers and trustees. Their activities and games are open to all, but they also understand that some people prefer a quieter time, including those with dementia.
Royston Day Centre, Royston
Royston Day Centre takes place in The Old Barn on Upper King Street. The day care service is open to elderly people on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with an alternative drop-in on Mondays. As part of the service, your relative can enjoy a home-cooked lunch, and activities such as bingo and arts and crafts.