FAQ

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What is an Adult Day Health Program (ADH)?
What types of services are available in an Adult Day Health Program?
What is the cost of Adult Day Health Program/Service?
Are Adult Day Health Programs licensed or certified by the State?
What benefits does Adult Day Health Programs/Services provide families and caregivers?
Does the Adult Day Health Program all for individual choices in provided services? 
Do planned activities include full access to the community?
Does the day center provide transportation?
What services do you provide?
What are your hours of operation?
Do you open on weekends?
Do you offer support groups for family caregivers
What types of activities do you offer?
What meals are provided at your center?  Is it free?
What is a typical day like at your center?
Do you accept volunteers from the community?

What is an Adult Day Health Program (ADH)?

An adult day heath care facility is a community-based program designed to promote senior health by helping meet the physical, social and emotional needs required to live an independent life. An ADH center provides seniors (aged 60 and older) and individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, assistance with carrying out daily activities. ADH also assists with medication, activities to improve cognitive function and memory enhancement – through creative expression (i.e., art, drama, music), social activities for relationship building, and provides health and wellness services (including, nutrition and physical activities) for maintaining the highest level of functioning.

What services are available in an Adult Day Health Program?

Adult day health programs offer a variety of health, social and related support services in a protective setting during the day (typically for 4 hours or more). Not all services are available at every center. However, some of the most common services provided, include personal care (bathing, shaving, shampooing, toileting, etc.), nutrition and meal planning, physical activities and exercise programs, educational activities, transportation services, social programs, nursing assessments, BP and BS monitoring and assistance with medications.

What is the cost of Adult Day Health Program/Service?

Adult day health center costs differ depending on the needed services and assistance provided through State Medicaid, Medicare, the Veteran’s Administration and private pay rates. Some centers charge a fee associated with each personal care service, such as bathing, haircuts, manicures, etc. For individuals who going through financial hardship, local scholarships may be available to assist with costs. Most scholarships amounts are dependent on donated funds.

Are Adult Day Health Programs licensed or certified by the State?

Yes! Oklahoma law states, “to operate an adult day center in Oklahoma, the center provider must possess a current, valid license pursuant to the Adult Day Care Act.” The licensing standards are promulgated, as provided for by the Adult Day Care Act (Title 63 O.S. Section 1-870, et. Seq.), to establish criteria for issuance or renewal of an adult day care center license. Oklahoma Medicaid Aged & Disabled Waiver and State plan providers are required to have the applicable state licenses and must have a medicaid contract with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. Adult Day Care Act rules and regulations require an inspection of the center at least once a year to ensure compliance with the act. State license renewal occurs each year on July 31.

What benefits do Adult Day Health Programs/Services provide families and caregivers?

Adult Day Health Programs serve two purposes: First, they provide recipient of the program a safe, secure and welcoming environment; allowing the recipient to find friends and purpose in his or her own community. In addition to providing needed social interaction and assistance with daily living activities. Second, adult day programs provide the caregiver respite from the duties and responsibilities of caring for a loved one and allows the caregiver to work in order to meet the needs of their entire family. It is also important for caregivers to engage in self-care in order to maintain energy for the continued care of their loved one by taking breaks from the day-to-day responsibilities.

Does the Adult Day Health Program all for individual choices in provided services?

The Adult Day Health Program encourages caregivers and/or care recipients to choose which activities best suit their needs and desired interests. Through our person-centered/centric assessment and planning, we seek input from individuals and family caregivers in identifying needs and preferences in activities and food that promote a healthy culture and overall well-being. Care plans are developed and revised periodically with interventions that meet specific needs, preferences and changes in the care recipient’s condition.

Do planned activities include full access to the community?

Yes! Our staff plan monthly schedule of activities for our care recipients and a list of all activities are provided to the caregiver. Activities are offered at least once a week and include participation in community involvement, such as visits to the mall, and are consistent with the care recipient’s service plan goals.

Does the day center provide transportation?

Metropolitan Better Living Center offers door-to-door scheduled transportation services for both pick-up and drop-off as part of the daily schedule.

What services do you provide?