The Athens Community Council on Aging’s Adult Day Service Programs provide quality supportive services for adults with functional impairments in a safe and secure environment. Adult Day Care is designed for individuals who do not require 24-hour institutional care, but are not capable of full-time independent living due to a physical or mental disability. Adult Day Care’s respite program helps alleviate both the physical and emotional stress felt by many family members who care for a loved one on a day-to-day basis. Our program allows the caregiver opportunities to run errands, visit with family and friends or just rest at home.
Our Athens and Winder sites provide medical monitoring, nutritious meals, therapeutic activities, physical and occupational therapy, and personal care services five days per week.
Our Athens and Winder sites have nurses on staff who are able to monitor general health, administer medications, arrange doctor appointments, monitor blood glucose levels and act as a liaison and advocate for the clients and family members within the health care community.
Our Adult Day Care programs are offered in a stimulating social environment. We offer planned, age appropriate, therapeutic activities which focus on maintaining and improving physical, social, mental, emotional and spiritual functioning. Activities include daily exercise, brainteasers, arts and crafts, discussion groups, music, Bingo, special events, and group outings.
Each program offers a light breakfast and full noontime meal which is dietitian planned and approved. Modified meals are offered for diabetics, clients with high blood pressure, swallowing difficulties and other medical conditions. Our fully trained staff is able to assist individuals who are no longer able to eat independently.
Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy are offered through a partnership with Genesis Rehab. Their fully trained staff offer on-site therapy services to individuals five days per week.
Personal Care Services
Our programs offer assistance with personal care services such as toileting, oral hygiene, grooming, and skin and nail care. Our Athens and Winder sites are also able to offer assistance with bathing.
Athens Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Join us for lunch and support on caregiving for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. This meeting will be held on the third Tuesday of every month. The meeting will provide an opportunity for individuals caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease to fellowship with other caregivers, participate in educational programs, and have questions answered about their loved one’s care. The luncheons will be held in the Bentley Center conference room from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Please contact Robin Lacrimosa for more information:
Staffing: Our staff is trained, compassionate, patient, calm, and alert. All of our Health/Activity Aides are First Aid/CPR trained and have completed Alzheimer’s Provider Training offered by the Alzheimer’s Association. Each employee must have a thorough background check. Regular in-service training is completed to update their knowledge and skill. Our Athens and Winder sites have licensed RNs on staff. Activities are supervised by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and coordinated by a full-time Activities Director.
Funding: Clients may qualify for funding through Medicaid’s Community Care Service Program, SOURCE or grants available through the Northeast Georgia’s Area Agency on Aging. Funding sources are also available through private long-term care insurance and are determined on an individual basis. Private pay costs are $12.00 per hour or $60.00 per day for five hours or longer.
Transportation: The Athens Community Council on Aging provides transportation for clients attending the Athens site who live within a 15-mile radius of the center. Transportation for the Winder site and other clients, who qualify, are provided by Medicaid’s non-emergency transportation contract with SoutheastTrans.
For information or to schedule a visit with at one of our Adult Day Health facilities, please contact our Family Services Navigator at 706-549-4850.