Adult Day Health Care

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Locations in Herndon Harbor, Lewinsville, Lincolnia and Mount Vernon. Open 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

703-246-8743
TTY 711


Jennifer Robinson, RN, BSN, MSW,
Adult Day Health Care Program Manager

Senior Center or Adult Day Health Care — Which Do You Need?

Submitted by apearc on Thu, 05/17/2018 - 2:27 pm

Which is more appropriate for your loved one: the Senior Center or Adult Day Health Care? Use this guide to help identify the service that meets your needs.

Levels of Care, Senior Center vs. Adult Day Health Care

  Senior Center Adult Day Health Care
Age 50+ 18+
Health Care None

On-site nursing care

Daily health monitoring

Medication administration by nurse

Memory Care None

All day, every day

Adjusted based on individual's needs

Ambulatory Assistance None Assistance provided
Bathroom Assistance None Assistance provided, including total incontinence care
Social Activities All day, everyday All day, everyday
Exercise and physical activity

Daily group and individual exercise

Participant chooses what to do

Some adaptations made to accommodate individual physical limitations

Exercise equipment available, not monitored by staff

Daily group and individual exercise

Participant chooses what to do

Adaptations made according to individual physical limitations and personal interests

Adapted exercise equipment available, closely monitored by staff

Transportation

Self-transportation

Participant must enter and exit facility independently

Hand-to-Hand transportation: participants are walked into the center and safely returned to the vehicle transporting them home
Cognitive Skills Can understand and carry out staff directions independently Participant can have any level of cognition
Emergency Response Can understand emergency directions and respond independently One-on-one staff assistance in emergency response
Social Skills Can participate appropriately, has good manners and language Participation aided by staff as needed to assure proper behavior
Meals

Not included in dues

Independent eating required

Included in fees (breakfast, lunch, snack)

Assistance with safe eating

Diet adjusted based on nutrition needs

Donations accepted

Companion Allowed as approved by Senior Center No companions permitted due to licensure
Field Trips

Regular field trips planned

Must be able to negotiate field trip settings unassisted

Regular field trips planned

Ambulatory and wheelchair assistance provided

Cost Annual membership dues $24-$28 based on annual household income Sliding fee scale $16/day and up based on annual household income and 2 percent of assets (participant + spouse only)
Participants at Lincolnia Adult Day Health Care enjoy exercise on the Nustep, an adapted nautilis machine
Participants in Adult Day Health Care have access to adapted exercise equipment such as the Nustep. A program assistant monitors independent exercise at the centers.

We welcome you to contact us for more information about enrollment in the Senior Centers and Adult Day Health Care. Reach out to make an appointment to come in for a tour.

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