Friday, August 26, 2016

More Grants

Construction and Renovation Grants

Federal grants are available for financing the construction and renovation of adult day care facilities in urban and rural areas. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds the Community Development Block Grant program. These grants fund the construction and rehabilitation of adult day care and other health care and community facilities in cities and counties with more than 50,000 and 200,000 residents, respectively. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, sponsors the Community Facilities Grant Program. Grants are awarded to counties, towns and districts with less than 20,000 residents to build senior day care centers and equipment necessary to run the operations.

Food Services Grants

Senior day care operators can apply for grants to help with providing healthy meals. The Special Programs for the Aging, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services awards grants covering the expenses of purchasing and providing nutritious meals to the elderly in day care and other congregate settings. The USDA also sponsors a grant program called the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which provides healthy meals and snacks to adults while they’re in day care.

Nonprofit Grants

National and regional grants are also available from nonprofit organizations to start senior day care center businesses. The Kresge Foundation awards grants over $300,000 on for major capital projects such as facility construction and renovation and equipment purchases. These are challenge grants, which means applicants are required to raise capital from other sources to match the foundation. In North Carolina, the The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust organization provides grants funding capital projects and equipment purchases for non-profit senior day care centers in rural areas throughout the state.

Health Equipment Grants

Grants from regional and national programs are available to owners of senior day care centers for the purchasing of medical equipment for their facilities. For example, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation awards grants to senior day care centers and other health care-related facilities in Utah to purchase equipment for their operations. The National Emergency Medical Association awards grants on a national scale for the purchase of health care equipment.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

Lisa L. Dwyer, M.P.H.; Lauren D. Harris-Kojetin, Ph.D.; and Roberto H. Valverde, M.P.H.

Key findings

Data from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers
  • In 2012, more than one-third of participants in adult day services centers were younger than 65. A higher percentage of participants in nonprofit centers than in for-profit centers were younger than 65.
  • About one-half of participants in adult day services centers were non-Hispanic white persons. A higher percentage of participants in for-profit centers than in nonprofit centers were Hispanic or were non-Hispanic and of a race other than black or white.
  • Almost one-third of adult day services center participants had Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, and about one-quarter had a developmental disability. A lower percentage of participants in for-profit than in nonprofit centers had Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias or a developmental disability.
The 4,800 adult day services centers nationwide provide a variety of services to their 273,200 participants, the majority of whom are older adults and women (1). The number of for-profit adult day services centers has grown in recent years (2). The 1,900 for-profit centers, representing 40% of centers nationally, served nearly one-half (47%) of center participants in 2012 (3). Using data from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, this report presents selected characteristics of adult day services center participants in 2012 and compares the characteristics of participants in for-profit centers with those in nonprofit centers. State-level estimates for characteristics presented in this data brief are available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsltcp/nsltcp_products.htm.

Adult Day Care Acronyms


The following acronyms are mentioned in this report and/or state profiles.
AAA Area Agency on Aging
ADC Adult Day Care
ADH Adult Day Health
ADH-M Adult Day Health Services-Mobile
ADHC Adult Day Health Care
ADHS Adult Day Health Services
ADL Activity of Daily Living
ADP Adult Day Program
ADS Adult Day Services

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Elopment Risk Form

[Adult Day Services Center/Program Name]
ELOPEMENT RISK ASSESSMENT
Client:   _____________________________________                                                    Date:     _________________
Check all that apply:
1.     Orientation:
 Alert                  Confused *    Disoriented *
 Oriented:       Time                  Place                 Person
2.     Behavior:
 Calm                  Combative    Agitated *

3.     Ambulation:
 Independent *             ( Walker   Cane)
 Wheel Chair                                     Self Propels in Wheel Chair *
4.     Exit Seeking Behaviors: *
 Attempts to leave Center alone and is not safe to do so
 Observed attempting to open doors
 Verbalizes, “I’m going home…”
 Observed attempting to leave Center
 Other __________________________________
5.     “At Risk” Status:
If participant scores on any starred (*) items in question 1, 2, or 3, AND any item in #4, they are to be considered at risk for elopement.
6.     Client is “At Risk” for Elopement
 Yes                      No
7.     If yes:
 Update Service Plan
 Designate Risk on Assignment Sheet
 Informed Family and Document
 Update Monitoring Plan
 Other ________________________


Social Worker / Nursing Signature: __________________________        Date: ________________

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Nasco Senior Activities Book

For more senior activities go to eNasco.com/senioractivities or call 1-800-558-9595 for a free catalog.