Senior’s Happy Place

As the world turns, so does people’s age. Aging is a part of life, and just because it is, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a quality of life. Along with aging may come many challenges. One such challenge is Dementia, which will require people who poses empathy to bring forth special care to those who may not be able to care for themselves. I’m happy I work for an agency that provides such care for this amazing population. Senior Adult Day Services is an excellent program that assures not only your loved ones will be taken care of, but also have fun. Welcome today’s guest blogger from Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley’s Director of Community Support Services, Allison Underwood, as she shares a quick Q & A about the program.

Shari

 

Easterseals Senior Adult Day Services

 

  • Q: What is Senior Adult Day Services?

A: Senior Adult Day Services is a safe, caring home-away-from-home and person-

centered program for seniors who want to maintain their independence at home and in the community. This program provides respite for caregivers during the work week to provide additional support to Seniors with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and anyone who is not safe to be left at home alone. Typically, Seniors attend the program while their caregiver is at work or just needs additional support in caring for their family member, friend, or patient.

 

  • Q: Who provides support to my family member, friend, or patient while attending program?

A: Our staff who provide supports to individuals each day consists of a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Activity Coordinator, and Activity Aides. All of our staff receive extensive training in supporting people with Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care, memory care, and supporting those who need assistance with Activities of Daily Living.

 

  • Q: Do you offer transportation to and from the program each day?

A: Seniors attending the program may be eligible to receive transportation services to and from the Adult Day program each day depending on where they live.

 

  • Q: What are the hours of operation for the Senior Adult Day Services?

A: The program operates Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm. Seniors who would like to attend the program can attend up to 5 days per week depending on program openings.

 

  • Q: Are you currently open and accepting referrals for the Adult Day Program?

A: We will be opening our Beavercreek location this summer located at 2309 N. Fairfield Rd. We will be announcing an opening date soon for this summer. We are currently taking referrals and have established at waiting list.

 

  • Q: Is there a cost to attending the Senior Adult Day Program?

A: Many seniors who attend our program are eligible for funding to pay for the program through Area Agency on Aging, Managed Care Plans provided by insurance providers, local levy funding, or also have a choice to privately pay for services.

 

  • Q: How do I know if my family member, friend, or patient is right for the program?

A: Any one can email seniors@gesmv.org or call 833-437-6833 for more information.

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