Social, education, health, and supportive services promote regular participation, optimal functioning, and independence.
A varied program of social, educational, and supportive activities developed with program participants provides opportunities for:
- stimulation of talents and abilities;
- skill development and maintenance;
- acquiring and using practical information; and
- supported or competitive employment, as applicable to the service population.
Programming takes into account issues such as age-related dementia, brain injuries, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, gender/sexuality, and race/ethnicity
- culturally diverse; and
- adjusted to the functional levels of individual program participants.
An activity schedule is published and provides participants with choices.
Service recipients have the opportunity to interact with the community through:
- presentations, lectures, or workshops provided by community members; and
- planned trips within the community.
The health and well-being of each service recipient is promoted through:
- contact with the person's physician at intake, as needed;
- education designed to enhance the individual’s optimum level of functioning and independence;
- basic assistance with activities of daily living;
- a nutrition program that meets individual needs and preferences;
- emergency medical and dental services, and first aid when needed; and
- notification of caregivers when changes in functioning are observed.
Interpretation: Nutrition programs can include culturally competent nutrition, education, nutritious snacks, and one or more balanced meals prepared according to the dietary needs of persons served and current 2005 United States Department of Agriculture recommendations.
Health services can include health assessments and monitoring, medication administration and help with self-administered medications, and skilled nursing services.
Individuals who participate regularly in Adult Day Services
achieve and maintain an optimal level of well-being, functioning and health, and remain in their preferred community