Thriving Outlook for Prospering Seniors, Inc. (T.O.P.S.)
Seniors. Caregivers. Family.
Are you a family caregiver in need of respite care for your loved one?
According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, 17-25% of caregivers are at risk for caregiver burnout due to the deterioration of their own personal health as a result of being a primary caregiver.
We know that the day in the life of a caregiver, supporting a frail or elderly family member, can include but is not limited to many of the following tasks, such as: providing transportation to and from appointments, overseeing medication regimens, providing assistance with grocery ordering/shopping, encouraging physical activity such as exercise and therapeutic stretch, assisting with personal care, and ensuring your loved one is consuming nutritious meals. The previously stated, can be daunting and can leave little room for the caregiver to care for themselves.
Here at Thriving Outlook for Prospering Seniors (T.O.P.S.) Adult Day Care, we are an alternative senior care solution that will allow your loved one to age in place, while avoiding a retirement home, assisted living facility, or nursing home; yet allowing for daytime caregiver relief.
- Personal Care Assistance
- Nutritious meals (lunch and two snacks)
- Emotional support
- Guest entertainment
- Medication reminders
- Caregiver support and resources
- Physical Exercise
- Cognitively stimulating activities
T.O.P.S. is open Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM.
Due to staffing requirements to insure each family member had the best visit possible, we do not take walk-ins, but making a reservation is easy. We look forward to your family member becoming part of ours.
Please include the following information:
- Phone number
- E-mail address
- How did you hear about T.O.P.S.?
- How do you need care? Just exploring options (e.g., immediately, in the next 30 days)
- Relationship to prospective participant
- Does the participant have any care needs or concerns?
Our adult day care is operated by a registered nurse who specializes in senior care as well as other qualified, experienced caregivers. In addition, we provide a supervised loving environment for seniors that includes scheduled activities, guest entertainment, nutritious meals and snacks, and emotional support.
Having experienced firsthand the needs of the caregiver, the staff at Thriving Outlook for Prospering Seniors (T.O.P.S.) empathizes with the caregiver. We actively seek to relieve the caregiver burden and to enrich the lives of seniors each day! Our mission is to become an extension of your family, welcoming your loved one into ours. We are here as a resource and as family to lean on.
Pioneer Dr. Maria Montessori revolutionized education for children by allowing them to learn within prepared environments suitable for their stage of development. Although Dr. Montessori did not design environments for older adults or those suffering with dementia, similar techniques are applied here at T.O.P.S. to promote an engaging and stimulating environment for our family.
By creating materials and environments that allow accomplishment and a sense of purpose, the Montessori philosophy applied to seniors emphasizes their unique capabilities. This approach allows each family member to be as independent as possible and to engage in purposeful and meaningful activity. In addition, providing choice in every interaction is a key feature of this approach. For example, holding up two snacks and asking, “Would you like to eat this snack or this one?” Integrating simple choice preserves autonomy while removing the complex decision-making that is often more difficult for those who suffer from dementia.
Our activities are designed to focus on principles such as demonstrating how to perform an activity before inviting the family member to join in; breaking down activities into steps that can be performed one at a time, and extensive use of external aids and templates to support various levels of ability.
Our philosophy at T.O.P.S. is that each person deserves respect and dignity while contributing to their environment in a meaningful way.
Nichole "Nikki" Blake-Little
The founder of T.O.P.S. is Nichole "Nikki" Blake-Little. Nikki has a degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has over 16 years of nursing and senior care experience, ranging from in-hospital acute care to serving as a Director of Nursing in a senior living community. Nikki is certified in Dementia/Alzheimer's care. She also volunteers on the board of directors of Elder Options for Lake County, Florida.
Nikki is passionate about enhancing the safety and quality of life of seniors. She believes that seniors are owed honor - as many of their sacrifices have paved the way to a better life for her generation. Nikki was raised by her adorn great-grandmother Mable Montgomery. Therefore, she has a particular appreciation for the strength, resilience, and wisdom that the present generation of seniors brings. There is no one more trusted to advocate for your family and the elders in your life.
Marie "Angie" Prosper
Angie is certified both as a Nursing Assistant and as Chemical Dependency Technician. Her decades of experience with both pediatric and geriatrics patients have prepared her to oversee the operations at T.O.P.S. Angie cares for others as her own family, giving them the care, love, and attention they need and deserve.
Tina Goodwin, as T.O.P.S. Chaplain, offers emotional and spiritual care for the Seniors and their caregivers. She has a listening ear and is available for prayer upon request. Tina is also the financial administrator who will be your behind the scenes advocate, taking care of the administrative side. Being a Chaplain, as well as personal caregiver for her grandparents and parents, has given Tina a heart for our seniors and their caregivers.
Working with seniors for most of her adult life, through Church and home, she empathizes with the responsibilities and requirements that caregivers have. She recognizes the encouragement, care and assistance the seniors as well as the caregivers need. Tina is also a vlogger (Tina's Youtube Channel), and has made it her mission to be a voice of encouragement and a resource of help in every situation she has the opportunity to serve.
Caregivers for Alzheimer's and dementia face special challenges.
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's often involves a team of
people. We at T.O.P.S. are here to assist you in any way we can.
Feel free to call us at
352-554-9025 or email us at
Whether you provide daily caregiving, participate in decision-making or simply care about a person with the disease. Below are links to assist you.
Caregiving: Alzheimer's & Dementia | Alzheimer's Association
Daily Care: Alzheimer's & Dementia Daily Care | Alzheimer's Association
Safety: Alzheimer's & Dementia Safety | Alzheimer's Association
10 Signs: Memory Loss & 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Association
Matthew 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for Me.’"
We at T.O.P.S. are not an institution; we are family, and you and your loved one will become our family members.
Jesus told us we are to love God and love others. This is to be done through our everyday interaction with others. Everyone matters, and everyone has a purpose. We are all family.
If you are out of town, yet want to contribute to the care or honor a loved one, you can do so by partnering with the T.O.P.S. family.
Your donations will go towards scholarships, community outreach, and caregiver resources. Your gift in any amount makes a difference. We're thankful for God's faithfulness and are humbled by your partnering with us through your prayers and generosity.
T.O.P.S. is a 501(c)3 organization.
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from The Division of Consumer Service by calling 1-800-435-7352 or visit Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (www.fdacs.gov). Registration does not imply endorsment, approval, or recommendation by the state.