The BakerRipley Dementia Day Center is designed to ensure individuals with dementia continue to have purpose and passion in their lives and ensure their families get the support they need. Established in 1987 as Houston’s first dementia-specific adult day center program, our program provides quality care focused on an individual’s interests and abilities. 

Our BakerRipley Dementia Day Center has been featured in the news. Watch the media stories here:

KTRK-ABC 13 News, Affordable Day Center Cares for Dementia Patients in Houston

KXLN-Univision 45 News, Un familiar con demencia: ¿Cuidarlo en casa o buscar ayuda profesional?

Check out what a day at the Day Center is like.

Contact the Day Center directly at 713.685.6577 or daycenter@bakerripley.org

We Specialize in Dementia

The Center is designed specifically for adults who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Attending the Day Center improves the quality of life of members and helps caregivers maintain the health of their loved ones at home. Our staff is trained to care for this population and they give personal attention to each participant. These caring professionals understand the needs of people living with dementia and respond with compassion.

Specialized programming and therapeutic recreation throughout the day for members is the most important aspect of our services. A calm, predictable and accepting environment provides a sense of security that enables individuals with dementia to make full use of cognitive abilities. A structured and carefully implemented program ensures success, enhances self-esteem and creates a sense of purpose each day. The opportunity to socialize with peers also contributes to an improved quality of life.

Who we serve

The BakerRipley Dementia Day Center is the only center in the Greater Houston area accepting individuals from early to moderate-late dementia. This allows us to be there for the family as the disease progresses, without having to go through a sometimes confusing change of environment. For individuals to attend the center, they must be diagnosed with dementia, able to bear weight, and be medically stable.

The Day Center Offers

  • Full and half-day programs, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Compassionate supervision by staff experienced in dementia care
  • Low staff to participant ratio
  • On-site nurse
  • Variety of specialized activities
  • Safe, secure and well-planned environment
  • Opportunity to socialize with peers
  • Caregiver support

Financial assistance is available

Specific Program Offerings

Wellness programs including chair exercise, yoga, walking club, Tai Chi, aromatherapy, and meditation

Hand massages and aromatherapy classes offered at the BakerRipley Dementia Day Center.

Life Enrichment classes including short story discussions, cooking classes, dance classes, drama classes, painting and art classes.

BakerRipley Dementia Day Center’s Theater Group performs the Lost Boys of Peter Pan.

Specialty Programs are designed to ensure that day center participants remain engaged in their community, maintain a sense of purpose, and explore their passions.

  • Day Center Gives Back: Community service projects
  • Community Connections: Weekly Field Trips to local areas of interest
  • Discovering the Arts: Monthly arts exploration program in partnership with UTHealth McGovern Medical School
BakerRipley Dementia Day Center members visit the Debakey Cell Lab at the Health Museum.

Visit us  at 3838 Aberdeen Way, Houston, TX 77025.