What hours is the center open? The center is open from 7:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
How is the center staffed? The major components are: Nursing, Therapeutic/Recreational Activities, Social Services, Transportation, and Administration. We maintain a staff ratio which exceeds the minimum license standard established by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
What is a typical day like? No day is ever typical. Every day is a unique experience.
What nursing services are provided? Comprehensive nursing services are provided based on physician orders. These services include, but are not limited to: complete assessments, medication supervision and administration, treatments such as wound care or tube feedings, personal care, and health education. Each participant has a multi-disciplinary care plan developed and implemented. We maintain contact with caregivers and physicians to provide care to each participant.
What types of activities are scheduled each day? Daily activities include arts and crafts, table games, recreational activities, music, and nutrition. Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) such as cooking, gardening, range of motion, and discussion group are also included as part of the day.
Is transportation provided? Transportation service is provided within a limited geographic area, and routes are planned so that participants are on the vehicle one hour or less. Our transportation schedule is designed to be as consistent and efficient as possible. Pick up and drop off times are based on your location.
Are meals provided? Breakfast and lunch are provided daily. We are able to meet most dietary needs such as: low/no sugar, texture modification, low cholesterol, etc.
What is the admission process and how long does it take? The admission process begins with the information packet which contains all the paperwork necessary for enrollment. Most forms can be completed by the family or caregiver. The medical application must be signed by the physician. An initial assessment is required by our staff prior to enrollment.
Can I stop by and tour the facility? You may stop by and tour the facility at any time; however we ask that you make an appointment to bring in the potential participant for the initial assessment.
What is the fee and how is it determined? Each individual making application to the program is screened for financial and medical eligibility. Based on their application, they will be enrolled in one of the following funding programs:
Human Services Program: This program is based on availibilty of funds. The participant’s income determines the fee per day.
Medical Assistance: Those enrolled in community based Medicaid or one of its waiver programs may be covered for this level of service.
Private Pay: Participants who are over-income for government supported assistance will be charged the full rate per day.
How long may a person stay enrolled in the program? A person may attend as long as his needs require or can be met by the day care service. The primary reason for discharge is illness requiring care at home or placement in a nursing facility.