Who would benefit from attending Adult Day Health?
Adults with a wide range of health conditions routinely attend and benefit from Adult Day Health services. Generally, program participants should be able to bear their own weight, not require bed rest and exhibit appropriate behavior that does not put others at risk.
We care for seniors who may not be able to stay at home alone during the day because they:
- Need assistance with activities of daily living
- Have physical impairments or chronic health conditions
- Have Alzheimer's disease or other dementia
- Are socially isolated
- Are unsafe at home alone
Younger adults we care for (age 18 and older) may have experienced a stroke or traumatic brain injury.
What is Person Center Care and why is it important?
At LIFE's Adult Day Health, we practice a philosophy of person-centered care, recognizing each person's abilities and potential. We provide a rewarding, positive social environment, responding to each person's mind, body and spirit.
An individualized care plan, based on interests, needs, abilities and personal goals is developed to ensure that participants receive the appropriate care, attention and services they need.
This personalized care plan is reviewed every six months.
We believe that each person makes a difference and that everyone, regardless of age, should be independent and continue to grow and dream.
What specific services do you provide?
Working with the individual's private physician, LIFE's nursing services regularly accommodate respiratory treatments, tube feedings, injections, incontinence care and simple wound care. We also provide assisted showers, foot care and the services of a licensed beauty salon.
LIFE has many years of experience providing care and services to individuals who have memory loss or dementia; each center is designed to enhance their safety, comfort and independence.
Therapy services are facilitated based on the individual's private physician's orders and visits from the therapy provider of your choice.
How are medications managed?
Prescription and over-the-counter medications are administered by
licensed or certified staff as prescribed and based on the individual's private physician's orders.
Are meals included in the program? Do you accommodate special diets?
Dietary services are overseen by a licensed dietician. A nutritious breakfast, lunch and two snacks are served daily, and special diets are accommodated based on physician's orders.
How is the program staffed?
We follow all licensing guidelines for our staffing ratios and adjust
staffing levels as necessary to ensure quality and safety in our programs. Professional staff at each site include: Site Manager, Family Assistance Coordinator, Site Nurse (LPN), Activity
Specialist and Certified Nurse Assistants. All direct-care personnel are certified in CPR/AED/First Aid and have their Food Handler permits.
What kind of financial assistance is available?
We work closely with families to help them access financial assistance. Options include DHS (Aging Services Division, DDSD Waiver Program and ADvantage Program), Veterans Administration, the Oxford Respite Voucher program and long-term care insurance coverage.