What is an Adult Day Health Care Center?
A licensed Adult Day Health Care and Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Center is designed especially for adults 18 years and older with physical, mental, or developmental changes. A typical day offers a wide array of therapeutic, medical, and social services, including hot meals and snacks.
What is the S. Mark Taper Foundation Adult Day Health Care Center?
Our Day Care Center is a safe, modern institution located in the urban center of Los Angeles. It is conveniently located directly across the street from St. Barnabas Senior Services. At our day care we provide a planned and detailed program designed especially for each client and caregiver.
Our services include: a variety of health, social, and support services in a protective setting throughout the day. Program Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm with extended care hours that start at 7:30am and end at 5:00pm
All day care staff initially received required training specific to the programs we run at our center and are required to maintain current certification. Staff also receives ongoing and mandatory annual training specific to meet the needs of clients who attend our center.
What services are included?
The center offers nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy; social services, recreational and social activities, hot meals and snacks, counseling (nutritional, psychiatric, and psychological), and transportation. For a detailed list view: Programs and Services Provided.
Is transportation available?
Yes, transportation is available to and from the center.
For more information please call: 213.388.4445.
Who uses the Adult Day Health Care Center?
The day care is open to individuals who are 18 or older, are in need of rehabilitative services or have medical/physical impairments that need to be monitored throughout the day. We understand caregivers have jobs, personal needs and family needs and we are here to help care for loved ones while they take care of other important life issues.
Who is eligible?
Individuals must be 18 years of age or older and have a mental/physical impairment that could stabilize or improve in time, but currently handicaps daily living activities.
How much does it cost?
Do you have Medi-Cal? Medi-Cal coverage is accepted as full payment for Adult Day Health Care services. We also accept private pay and for more information please call 213.388.4445 and ask for Lucy or Liz.
Why is St. Barnabas Adult Day Health Care center the RIGHT choice for me?
Professional team is trained to manage the care of people with various health and mental conditions, including Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia.
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How does the St. Barnabas ADHC center provide their Adult Day Services?
The program is designed to meet the needs of adults during the day who need supervision and care. ADHC programs help reduce the risk of hospitalization by providing access to health and social services in a clean and safe environment. Here at S. Mark Taper Foundation we believe in a family-friendly method in which the caregivers continue to maintain their daily living styles while being actively involved in the care of their loved one.
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Who Uses These Programs?
Disabled adults and elderly who are physically impaired, socially impaired, cognitively impaired or require personal care
Disabled adults and elderly who live with family and are unable to be left alone, but do not require 24-hour institutional care.
Individuals who can benefit from professional services and social and recreational activities.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that results in progressive deterioration of the brain which can inhibit the way a person thinks, remembers, perceives things, and make judgments. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia.
Dementia is not a diagnosis but a broad symptom complex (that is, a group of symptoms) and can result from a variety of causes. It may or may not be reversible, depending upon the underlying cause. Read more
What are symptoms of dementia?
Reduced intellectual functioning
Alterations in emotional background: Mood Swings or Personality Changes
When is the right time to choose an Adult Day Health Center for my loved one?
You should consider an adult day care program when the person you care for:
appears unable to provide routinely daily activities for themselves
cannot be safely left alone
becomes isolated from others and for more than a few hours a day and needs activities, misses companionship, stimulation, and socialization
lives with someone who is away on a regular daily basis
I am interested in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Adult Day Health Center, how may I get more information?
We invite you to call us at 213.388.4445 OR attend an Open House. This will give you a look into the day care, a personalized facility tour that allows you to meet staff, participants, and volunteers; as well as ask any questions or concerns.
Open House: Occurs on the last Thursday of every month from 9A-3P.
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When may I visit the Day Care or my loved one at the Day Care?
We believe that the best type of support and recovery can not be done without the care and involvement of friends and family to each participant. However, for the benefit of participants and their uninterrupted structured care, please make appointment with Program Director prior to your visit or visit us the day of Open house (last Thursday of each month 9:00 AM and 3:00 Noon).
Do you provide health monitoring and medication administration during the day?
Yes; there is a full-time registered nurse on staff who administers medications per physician's orders. Medications must be provided by the family in a pharmacy labeled container. The nurse also monitors the participants' health status on an ongoing basis.
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Are there support groups offered for caregivers?
Yes; we provide ongoing support groups and educational programs for caregivers.
There is a full time Social Worker (MSW) on staff that is available to help address specific caregiver concerns.
For more information, please contact the center.
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What is Adult Day Program (ADP)?
The Adult Day Program is for adults 62 years of age and older who need psycho-social rehabilitation thru socialization and recreation activities.
What is the objective of Adult Day Program (ADP)?
The Objective of the program is to maintain or improve the participant’s cognitive, physical and emotional health through group and individual activities.
How can you enroll in our Adult Day Program (ADP)?