At Aurora Adult Day Services, we understand that there is a great deal to consider when making the choice to leave a loved one in the care of someone else, even temporarily. To help you make an informed decision, let us address some of the primary concerns that clients and families have raised over the years.
My mom needs help walking, would she still be able to enroll in your program?
Yes, as long as she only requires the assistance of one person. The New York State Office for the Aging sets forth the criteria for admission. Our staff is permitted to provide assistance with activities of daily living such as walking, toileting, grooming, and eating. If a client’s care needs progress to a point of needing the assistance of two staff members, they will need to move to a higher level of care, whether at home or in a facility.
Do clients have to attend five days a week?
There are no rules requiring minimum attendance. Some of our clients join us a couple of days a week and some prefer to come all five days. The only requirement is that an enrollee attends the same days each week. This allows us to provide proper staffing ratios and have meals ordered in a timely manner. We will work with you to find a schedule that is comfortable for your loved one.
Is your program limited to those with Alzheimer’s disease?
Our staff has received specialized training in working with those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease but our program is not limited to this group. We have clients in attendance that are diagnosed with a variety of neurological and mental health disorders. We also have clients in attendance that are simply in need of socialization. If a primary physician feels that the client will do well in our program, they are welcome!
What do you do to make sure clients don’t wander out of the facility?
Our staff-to-client ratio always exceeds the minimum standard. In addition to staff carefully monitoring our client’s whereabouts, we have trained volunteers on a daily basis who provide additional support and supervision. All of our exit doors are secure with a keypad to enter and exit.
What do I need to do to get my parent enrolled?
Contact our Executive Director, Susan Clapp, to set up a time to tour the facility and receive an admission packet. You are welcome to bring your loved one with you for this visit. Susan will assist you with the paperwork necessary for admission and work with you to develop a plan of care that will ensure your loved one has a positive experience while in attendance.
My father attended AADS and we would like to direct memorial donations to your program. How do we do that?
AADS is a non-profit organization and we do rely on donations to support our program. Donations can be directed to AADS at the address listed. For more information, you may contact our Executive Director, Susan Clapp.
I feel very comfortable leaving Mom in the care of AADS. The attention she receives from her caregiver, Becky, makes her look forward to her ‘days out,’ as she calls them.”