2022 South Central Directory



dult Day Services are a practical and appealing part of the solution to long-term care needs of older adults, as well as younger disabled persons. For many, Adult Day Services are an option to nursing home or other residential or institu- tional forms of care. Adult Day Centers are designed to serve adults who are experi- encing a decrease in physical, mental and social functioning and who need the protective environment that Adult Day Services can provide. Adult Day Centers are able to care for persons with Alzheimer's Disease or related disorders, mental retardation and developmental disabili- ties, chronic mental illness, and physical problems related to aging and disability. Not all centers are able to provide care for all of these various populations. If you are look- ing for care for yourself or a loved one, it will be important to find out what kinds of peo- ple the center you are check- ing into is able to care for. has the staff been trained to care for the special needs of per- sons with the kinds of needs you or your loved one has? Are there other people in the center with similar kinds of needs? Is the program inte- grated, that is do all persons regardless of disability, or spe- cial needs participate in one program or are there special- ized programs and services

variety of professional staff based on the range of services that they provide and may include nurses, social workers, therapists and other staff spe- cially trained to work in the day care setting. For frail older adults, Adult Day Center activities may include everything from par- ticipating in a variety of pro- grams such as current event discussion groups, arts and craft activities, health educa- tion, and passive exercise groups. Music and art activi- ties give participants an opportunity to express them- selves in a variety of ways, as well as opportunities to learn and develop new skills. Adult Day Services are less expensive than institutional care. Fees for Adult Day Services vary from center to center based on what services are included in the fee. Some centers may be able to offer low income persons a reduced fee based on ability to pay.

available? These are just some of the questions you should ask. Adults who can benefit most from the special care provided in an Adult Day Center are those who need supervision, social interac- tion and assistance with more than one activity of daily living such as eating, walking, toileting, bathing or dressing. Centers pro- vide a wide variety of ser- vices such as Recreational Therapy, Meals, Social Services, Transportation, Personal Care including bathing, hair and nail care, Nursing Services, Rehabilitation Therapy including physical, occupa- tional and speech therapy, and Medical Services. Not every center will pro- vide all of these services. Many programs, especially in urban areas, may provide the full range of services. Individual participants should receive the services that they need based on an assessment by the center's professional staff and the development of a plan of care to meet those needs. Adult Day Centers have a

County index

Columbia..n/a Dane..........20 Dodge......n/a Grant ......n/a Green ........21 Iowa ........n/a

Jefferson....21 Juneau ....n/a Lafayette n/a Richland ..22 Rock ..........22 Sauk ..........22

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