Adult Day Health

ACCA IN ACTION – COVID-19 EMERGENCY FOOD RELIEF
  • Meals on Wheels program
  • Food and commodity bag drive thru pick-up every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the ACCA campus from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Grocery and other essential deliveries
  • Transportation to critical medical appointments
  • Buddy calls
  • Virtual activities

Priority to those aged 60+ and persons with disabilities. For more information, please call 706.549.4850 or email food@accaging.org.

SUPPORT FOR OLDER ADULTS AND THEIR CARE PARTNERS DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY

ACCA is offering our regular caregiver support group via video conference or call in. Please contact Robin Lacrimosa at 706.549.4850 or rlacrimosa@accaging.org for more information.
We are also providing at-home activity plans for members of our Bentley and Winder Adult Day Centers.

Adult Day Health Activity Calendar

Below are additional, online resources:

The Eden Alternative offers on-line support and education for elders and their care partners

The Alzheimer’s Association offers 24/7 Online Support

 


Our Adult Day Health Program offers medical monitoring, therapeutic activities and assistance with personal care needs to medically frail adults and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The program offers safe, engaging environments for participants and respite for caregivers.

ACCA operates two Adult Day Health Centers in Athens and Winder. Both sites provide medical monitoring, nutritious meals, therapeutic activities, physical and occupational therapy, and personal care services.

Services Health and Wellness Adult Day HealthThe Bentley Adult Day Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30AM-6:00PM

The Winder Adult Day Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30AM-3:30PM

Medical Monitoring

Our nursing staff monitor general health, administer medications, arrange doctor appointments, monitor blood glucose levels and act as a liaison and advocate for the participant and family members within the health care community.

Nutritious Meals

A light breakfast and delicious and nutritious lunch are served each day, and modified meals are available to accommodate participants with diabetes, high blood pressure, swallowing difficulties and other medical conditions. Our staff are fully trained to assist individuals who are no longer able to eat independently.

Therapeutic Activities

Our centers offer a stimulating social environment with planned, age appropriate, therapeutic activities focused 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.

Therapy Services

Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy are offered on-site, five days a week through a partnership with Genesis Rehab Services.

Personal Care Services

Our trained program staff offer assistance with personal care services such as toileting, oral hygiene, grooming, and skin and nail care. Both the Athens and Winder sites have accessible tubs and showers, and staff are available to assist with bathing.

Services Health and Wellness Adult Day HealthStaffing: Our staff is trained, compassionate, patient, calm, and alert. All Adult Day Health employees must pass a thorough background check and complete Alzheimer’s training. Regular staff in-service trainings ensure the staff continue to update their knowledge and skills.

All services provided are conducted under the supervision of licensed Registered Nurses. Activities are supervised and coordinated by an Activities Director.

Funding: Clients may qualify for funding through Medicaid’s Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program 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.

For information or to schedule a visit at one of our Adult Day Health Centers, please contact Robin Lacrimosa, Director of Adult Day Health at 706-549-7301.

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