People are always asking how we came up with the name Joy’s House for our adult day service. We liked the comfort that came with visiting someone and the idea of what it takes to build a house. It made sense. Then came the second obstacle — choosing a name. We knew it was a “house,” but whose house was it? Then one day it just hit us — Joy! Not a person, but an amazing emotion.
Located in the Broad Ripple area, Joy’s House was created from one woman’s dream, supported by family and friends, and has blossomed into a remarkable not-for-profit organization that provides physical, mental and financial relief for families caring for a loved one. Caregiving for a parent, spouse, family member or friend can be both wonderful and exhausting. What are you to do if you need to go to work, attend an appointment or simply take time for yourself? Adult day service is the perfect answer.
Joy’s House adult day service provides care for adults living with physical and mental challenges while providing respite for caregivers. Adult day services are defined by National Adult Day Service Association as “coordinated programs of professional and compassionate services for adults in a community-based group setting. Services are designed to provide social and some health services to adults who need supervised care in a safe place outside the home during the day.”