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Daniel

Meet Daniel

It took him a while to adjust, but today Daniel has lots of friends, takes part in activities, and enjoys the meals served to him.

When Daniel first came to Daybreak, CCS-Yuma’s adult day health program, he was relatively young. A gunshot to his head while he was in his late 30s had disabled him for life. For several years, Daybreak provided the health care and social interaction Daniel needed as well as the respite his wife needed. But when he and his wife moved away from Yuma, Daniel had to say goodbye. He always remembered, however, the good times he had at Daybreak and wanted to return there if he ever moved back to Yuma. Thirteen years later and after a divorce, he did return to Yuma, but not at first to Daybreak. He was placed in an assisted care facility, but did poorly there, becoming very depressed and unwilling to eat. Daniel’s sister Pauline was determined to give him a better quality of life. She brought Daniel home to live with her and arranged for Daniel to return to Daybreak. It was a dream come true! It took him a while to adjust, but today Daniel has lots of friends, takes part in activities, and enjoys the meals served to him. Pauline is pleased to see Daniel so happy. “Daybreak is such a bright spot in Daniel’s life. It’s been a huge contributor to his quality of life for many years. He really loves it!”

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