A support service that provides supervised programming in a group setting for adults to assist them to achieve and maintain their maximum level of functioning, to prevent premature and inappropriate institutionalization, and to provide respite and information for caregivers.
May include: planned social, recreational and physical activities, meals, and transportation (if required), personal support/attendant care and minor health care service (e.g., monitoring medication).
Usually located in a hospital, senior’s centre or other community location, the service is provided for all or part of a day, or, in a few locations, during the evening. User fees may apply.
Adult day programs
Clients may include persons who have begun to lose functional, and/or mental capacity, have Alzheimers disease or other dementia, Parkinsons disease, stroke, developmental disabilities, visual problems, mental illness, living alone and in need of social outlets, and/or have caregivers who work outside the home.
Open catchment area
Polish, Eastern European
Each client pays a minimal fee of $30.00 for each day in attendance. This cost includes a hot lunch, 2 snacks (with special dietary requirements being accommodated), supervision with grooming and hygiene (shower), medication assistance, planned and supervised recreational and social activities.
Services are available 4 days per week, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM and up to a maximum of 15-20 clients can be accomodated per day.
Day Program Clients have the option of attending one day per week up to the 4 days per week depending on their needs and preferences or a half day option is also available. The Day Program Manager completes an in-home assessment to determine eligibility and an individuals suitability for the program.
Offers separate men’s and women’s programs. Assistance in arranging transportation to and from the program is also provided.
Day program activities occur in the Day Program area, Central Facilities, public areas, outdoor areas and the community. Day Program clients where possible, integrate with Supportive Housing tenants and Long Term Care residents through center-wide activities. Day Program clients benefit from the availability of onsite services such as the existing onsite chapel with daily mass, hairdressing, physiotherapy, psycho-geriatric and social work services, health clinics (foot care, and dental care), a Snoozelin room for alternative therapy, education and support groups for both families and clients.