Frequently Asked Questions - Adult Day Health Care

Who will care for my loved one?

Your loved one will be in good hands. The centers have at least one staff member for every six participants. ADHC's team includes a Certified Recreation Therapist and a Registered Nurse, as well as other professionals highly trained in all aspects of care for the elderly and adults with disabilities. Read more about our staff.

Older woman gardening with big sun hat What is a typical day like at ADHC?

See a sample daily schedule and menu and learn about the available activities.

What kind of health care do you provide?

Each center has a full-time registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree who administers medications and monitors the participants' health status on an ongoing basis. The nurse coordinates care with the family and other service providers and serves as a resource to family caregivers. The Program Assistant assists participants with activities of daily living such as toileting, incontinence care, ambulation, transferring, etc.

Is transportation provided?

Transportation is provided by Fastran if needed and available to your area. The service is a door-to-door service with trained drivers and buses equipped to transport individuals in wheel chairs. The fee for Fastran is based on a sliding scale determined by income.

What is the cost and who is eligible to participate?

Where are the centers located?

Can you volunteer at a center?

How are you regulated?

All ADHC centers have a 3 year license issued by the Virginia Department of Social Services, reserved for centers that consistently exceed licensing requirements.

Can I drop by at any time to tour the center?

We welcome informal visits at any time. The best time to observe scheduled activities and tour the center is between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and between 1:30 and 4 p.m.

How many days does my family member need to enroll?

All participants attend a minimum of two days per week on a regular basis. After that, it depends on your needs, your family member's needs, and the availability of space at the center. Often individuals with dementia benefit from the structure and consistency of attending an adult day health care program five days per week.

Can I drop off my loved one just when I need a break?

We do not provide drop-in respite care.

Are there support groups available for caregivers?

My family member never was one to participate in a lot of group activities. How will I get him/her to attend? What do I do when my loved one says they are just fine at home alone and don't need day care?

Even people who were never particularly interested in group activities almost always adjust to the daily routines and benefit from the stimulation and opportunities for socialization. However, the staff respects the participant's right to observe an activity or to retire to the library for some quiet time.

Caregiver's Quote: The center hours are great and provide enough flexibility since I work full time."

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