Questions?

Who would use Adult Day Care?
What is assisted living?
How will I know when the time is right to consider Adult Day Care?
Are your facilities open on holidays?
Are your facilities open during inclement weather?
Do your facilities take clients with any disorders?
Do you offer trial periods?
Are social activities a primary goal?
Can you provide all health care services I might need?
What if assistance is needed for walking, eating or taking medications?

Who would use Adult Day Care?
Adult day care is the perfect solution for individuals that live in households whose members work or otherwise may not be available to help them during the day. In addition to meals and assistance with individual needs, adult day care provides an opportunity to socialize with others rather than spend the day alone.

What is assisted living?
Assisted living provides intermediate long-term care for individuals who want to live as independently as possible for as long as possible but cannot live by themselves without support. When you live at DCDHS, it is no different than living at home -- you and your guests are free to come and go as you please. (Residents with memory impairments may require some restrictions for their own protection.)

How will I know when the time is right to consider Adult Day Care?
It's challenging to admit you need help, especially if you or a loved one were a highly independent person used to caring for others all of your life. And, if you're the caregiver, it may be equally difficult to allow "strangers" to care for a beloved family member. Here are some signals:

  • When you or a family member can no longer structure daily activities;
  • When you or a family member are isolated and desire companionship;
  • When you or a family member can no longer be safely left at home;
  • When you or a family member lives with someone who works outside the home and who is frequently away from home for other reasons.

Are your facilities open on holidays?
Derrick Community Development & Human Services Adult Day Care facilities are closed on major holidays. Our staff will send reminders to our clients and their representatives well in advance so they can make other arrangements. In the future, as we implement a program for respite care, we will offer Adult Day Care services on holidays as well.

Is your Adult Day Care program open during inclement weather?
We may have to close due to severe weather conditions, particularly when it may not be safe to travel to our facilities. You will be notified by telephone as early as possible. In addition, we will try to have any closings listed on local radio and television news channels.

Do you offer trial periods?
Yes, for our Adult Day Care program, we welcome visits from prospective clients and would be happy to have you be our guest for a half-day. Prior to your visit, we may ask you to fill out a few forms so that we can be sure you receive appropriate care during your visit. You can tour the facility, be our guest for breakfast and lunch and observe or join in any of our activities during your visit.

Are social activities a primary goal?
They can be depending on a client's individual assessment plan and the activities in which the client wishes to be involved.

Can you provide all health care services I might need?
Our Medical Director and on-site health care professionals can provide many of the services you may need or arrange referrals for specialist visits and hospitalization with your insurance company as appropriate.

What if assistance is needed for walking, eating or taking medications?
Our staff is trained to monitor our clients and assist with their individual needs.

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