The Center offers structured programs of personalized recreation and music activities, health, and social services for adults needing support and supervision during the day. The program creates opportunities for participants to adapt, restore, strengthen, and maintain self-care skills. Care is taken to create the right environment to suit each participant's abilities, needs, and culture. Homelink also serves as a source of respite and support for families and other caregivers. Service coordination, information and referral, benefits counseling, and long-term care planning are provided. Staff assists with arranging for care at home as well as respite (short-term stay) in a nursing home or assisted living facility. The Adult day center service is VA-approved.
Nursing care is provided by RNs. The primary goals are to optimize the overall health and safety of the participants and to educate and support caregivers. Participants have a broad range of complex, chronic health conditions including dementia, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and Parkinson's disease. Many participants are also memory impaired. Direct care staff provides hands-on assistance throughout the day. Homelink works closely with a network of primary care physicians and specialists to meet the participant's health care needs. Nurses coordinate on site lab work, mobile diagnostic tests (ultrasounds, x-rays, etc.), out-patient rehabilitation and other health services as needed.
, in addition to other specialists, and institutions, including the Philadelphia Department of Veterans Affairs. Podiatric and eye care are provided on site by consulting physicians. The RNs coordinate on-site lab work, mobile diagnostic services, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
The daily charge for an adult day center participant is paid by the consumer, caregiver, or a public funding source. Homelink, Inc. is an Options and Enhanced Waiver provider for the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA). In addition, the Philadelphia Department Veterans Affairs supports eligible veterans in the center. Participants and their caregivers may choose to pay for additional days of attendance when their needs and interests exceed the resources available through public funding sources.
Monday through Friday 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Adult Day Center Services
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