Sarah Daft Home is the only nonprofit assisted living center in Salt Lake City. Contributions are welcome and help Sarah Daft Home assist low-income seniors who may otherwise not be able to afford care. Your donation will make a big difference to someone.
Sarah Daft Home is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit assisted living community.
In-kind gifts to Sarah Daft Home are always appreciated.
- Hygiene items—body wash, shampoo, lotion, incontinence supplies, toothpaste, dental floss, toothbrushes, tissue, denture cleanser & adhesive
- Art & crafts—complete puzzles, paint, paper, glue, blank canvases, permanent markers, stickers, unpainted wood projects, unpainted ceramics
- Soda pop—Diet Coke, 7-Up, ginger ale, ice tea, root beer, any soft drink
- Snacks—fresh fruit, popcorn, crackers, candy bars, cookies
Individual volunteers and community groups devote thousands of hours annually, enriching the lives of our residents. If you're interested in volunteering please call 801-582-5104, or email Jessica@sarahdafthome.org.
Hundreds of personal histories echo in the halls of Sarah Daft Home. Stories of financial devastation, unexpected health catastrophes and abandonment have been told by residents over the years. Every resident has unique needs and reasons for choosing to live at Sarah Daft Home. The names have been changed but the stories are real.
Marge worked her entire life. She owned a condo and received a small pension. When Marge was in her late 70s and experiencing bouts of dementia, her unemployed son moved in and convinced his mother to put his name on the deed. He was also able to access her bank account and would regularly raid it for cash. By the time Marge moved to Sarah Daft Home, he'd mortgaged her home as well. An examination of her bank account showed that $3.00 remained.
Barbara raised four children and worked into her 70s. She was proud of always paying her own way but was undermined by mental issues including hoarding and depression. Barbara was shuffled between her children's homes, creating an abundance of misunderstandings and frustration. She eventually became incapacitated by depression, necessitating a hospital stay. A physician suggested Sarah Daft Home—where Barbara has lived and thrived ever since.
A born outdoorsman, Jim enjoyed hiking, camping and fishing. He was an engineer by profession, until he started to experience heart problems and was forced into early retirement at 62. The related medical costs were devastating. He needed a place to live, with hands-on assistance. Knowing his limited resources, a healthcare worker mentioned Sarah Daft Home to him. Jim came for a tour and consultation. He moved in the following week and enjoys the camaraderie of new friends and frequent outings in and around the Wasatch Front.
Liu emigrated from China with her husband. After he died, Liu was totally alone. Under the onset of dementia, she neglected her house—leaving broken doors ajar, allowing dogs and ducks to wander the home at random. Members of an organization serving Asians learned of her circumstances but before they could intercede, Liu was robbed and her home deeded to strangers. A neighbor contacted the State of Utah, a guardian was appointed and Liu moved into Sarah Daft Home.
Betty was a nurse, mother and spouse when she began exhibiting signs of a paranoid schizophrenic. Her husband divorced her and the relationships with her children were severely damaged. The world she knew was in shambles and she struggled with the hideous repercussions of a serious mental illness. A case worker brought Betty to Sarah Daft Home, where planned routines and gentle care have allowed her to feel safe and nurtured.
Thank you for your support!
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