Staff - Adult Day Health Care
Our compassionate and dedicated staff members are highly skilled professionals. As employees of the Fairfax County Health Department, they are skilled in all aspects of care for the elderly and adults with cognitive and/or physical impairments.
The centers have at least one staff member for every six participants. In addition to their specific field training, all Adult Day Health Care staff members initially receive 40 hours of training specific to ADHC and are required to maintain CPR and First Aid certification. Staff also receive ongoing and mandatory annual training specific to the needs of adults in an adult day health care setting. The Adult Day Health Care team consists of the following professionals:
Center Nurse Coordinator
The Center Nurse Coordinator is a licensed Registered Nurse with at least a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and extensive experience in geriatric care. He/she is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of the Center according to State licensing regulations and Health Department policies and procedures. He/she supervises the staff and conducts admission assessment conferences.
The Center Nurse is a licensed Registered Nurse with at least a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. He/she monitors the health status of the participants and provides ongoing assessments and nursing interventions. The Center Nurse is responsible for administering any medications or treatments that are prescribed by the participant's physician.
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
The Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (Recreation Therapist) has a bachelor's degree in Recreation Therapy and Leisure Studies. He/she plans and develops the comprehensive daily activity program, based on each individual's social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs. He/she also coordinates and supervises volunteer activities at the center.
The Office Manager provides the overall administrative support to the center. He/she handles telephone inquiries and is responsible for processing the monthly bills to families and arranging Fastran transportation.
Senior Program Assistant
The Senior Program Assistant assists the Recreation Therapist with the development and implementation of the daily therapeutic activity program. He/she assists the other Program Assistants in providing personal care to participants and oversees the set-up, serving and clean-up of meals.
The Program Assistant provides the hands-on care of the participants, including assistance as needed with personal care and activities of daily living. He/she assists the Recreation Therapist and Senior Program Assistant in leading the daily activity program.