Monday, April 16, 2012

Grants for starting an Adult Day Care Center

Because adult daycare services represent an important community need, both government and nonprofit organizations offer grants to assist with their creation. Although finding a grant to cover the entire cost of an adult daycare center's construction and upkeep is unlikely, grants that support particular programs that can be offered by the daycare center will help make offering quality care easier.
Social Services Block Grant

The Social Services Block Grant is a federal program that awards funds to states for the provision of social services. Although states determine which agencies and projects can receive the funds, the United States Department of Health and Human Services reports that one type of program supported by these grants is adult daycare. Furthermore, the grant is intended to help individuals become independent, self-sufficient and to reduce neglect. Organizations starting an adult daycare center can learn more about opportunities through their states by contacting their state departments of social services.
Administration on Aging Grants

Because many people consuming adult daycare centers are the elderly, the Administration on Aging offers a number of grants that can be used to fund adult daycare centers where the elderly reside. For example, in 2011, the AOA made funds available to State Units on Aging for the creation of a statewide services network capable of caring for dementia patients. The administration also offers grants to nonprofit, educational and academic organizations for research and services in the area of respite care and caregiver support, nutrition, research and the prevention of elder abuse. Organizations and states wanting to create adult daycare facilities may be eligible for some of these funds, depending on what kind of residents they will serve and what types of services they will provide.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers grant funds to public universities, nonprofit organizations and other public agencies for the improvement of health-care services, including adult daycare. Although the foundation prefers to grant programs that can be easily assessed, such as research and training initiatives, organizations that want to start or reorganize adult daycare facilities may be eligible for grants to fund a part of their projects, such as staff training or innovative programs.

Department of Veterans Affairs Grants

Since many veterans are in need of adult day services, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers project grants for the creation of community programs for eligible veterans. Adult daycare centers that will offer services to veterans and agree to receive per diem compensation from the VA may be eligible, as long as they offer all of the medical services required by the federal agency. Organizations interested in creating such a program should visit the VA website for more information.

Friday, April 13, 2012

How adult day care is shaping the healthcare field

There are more than 4,600 adult day services centers across the U.S. — a 35% increase since 2002.

• More than 260,000 participants and family caregivers are serviced — an increase of over 100,000, or 63%, since 2002.

Adult Day care has become an integral part of the healthcare continuum for the elderly and for people with developmental disabilities since its inception 25 years ago in the United States. It cares for the elderly by helping them with Daily activities of Living, by supressing their loneiness, giving them a place to go to every day to visit with friends and in some cases has saved their lives. There is an adult day care center in Bayonne, New Jersey who's nurses were so attentive to their clients physical states that they noticed small changes in their health which led to them calling the client's doctors. They reported the changes to the doctors, the clients were seen by their doctors and life changing procedures were done to save their lives. Both clients are still happily attending the adult day care center.

Adult day care and Assisted Living Group, LLC has been assisting nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, entrepeneurs and Universities to start successful adult day care centers for the past 18 years. It is our pleasure to serve you and to make Adult Day Care the leading choice in daily senior care in the United States. We have also assisted Poland, Spain, the Virgin Islands, Argentina and China create Adult Day Care Centers.