Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Giving Tuesday is a wonderful new initiative that comes on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Today is about giving back to our communities and is the perfect time to share good news.
In 2013 ADSNAC and our network of 13 Adult Day Services centers served over 4,000 frail seniors and adults with disabilities. Our services helped Alameda County residents connect with and take part in daytime programs that enhance health, enrich daily life, and provide respite for families. As 2014 unfolds, we are working hard to support the opening of new centers to meet the needs of Alameda County's growing population of older adults.
"Every day I thank God for this place where good people are helping me to get stronger from my stroke, and who help give my life fullness and meaning." Participant
Alameda County's Adult Day Programs enable family members to continue to work or get respite while providing a safe, caring, therapeutic, and socially engaging environment for the participants. Each program offers personal care, recreational and health services, hot meals and center transportation.
I just wanted to thank you for the information you provided about the Adult Day Health Center this morning. I already got a call back from the social worker and we have an appointment next week so he can meet my dad. I had no idea these services were available. I already know this will make a huge difference in our lives." Family Caregiver
We ask for your help
to keep quality care and support services available for frail seniors and their family caregivers. Every contribution makes a difference:
"As part of the medication project, we went into homes and learned critical
- $24: Telephone consultation for a caregiver plus mailed resource packet
- $45-$90: A day at a local Adult Day program (cost depends on services)
- $350: A falls-prevention training for family caregivers or new center staff
- $500: An in-home medication assessment, education, & pharmacist consultation
- $170-$500: Installation of grab bars, bed rails and other home safety modifications
things we would never have known. We've been able to explain what medications are for, leading to better adherence. Pharmacist reports to the physicians have resulted in medication adjustments. We've seen blood pressures and blood sugars stabilize and continence improve." Center Nurse
Thank you for your generosity in helping our community.