Enrolled participants receive the following services from Helping Hands Adult Day Services (HHADS):
A registered nurse (RN) is on site at each center to conduct health assessments, provide health education, and to promote healthy choices. In addition to medication administration and physician-ordered medical treatments, the RN is also there to aid in preventing potential health crises. In an emergency should arise, the staff will provide first aid and activate the emergency system. The RN works closely with other health care providers to ensure that each participant receives comprehensive care.
Individual Care Plans
Upon admission, a comprehensive assessment of each client is conducted by the RN and other team members to develop a Plan of Care while attending the day program.
Meals and Snacks
Each day a nutritious breakfast, full lunch, and afternoon snack is served to each client based on his/her physician’s orders. Menus for some special diets are also available.
We are committed to helping each client remain as independent as possible. Staff is available to help and retrain clients in dressing, bathing, eating, toileting and mobility if assistance is needed with daily living activities.
Recreational and Social Activities
A large part of the client’s day is spent engaging in therapeutic activities that are designed to:
- Increase mobility via exercise
- Encourage social interaction
- Stimulate intellectually
- Create a sense of belonging
- Promote having fun in a safe, supportive, and monitored environment.
Group and individual activities are conducted daily and are designed to meet each client’s level of functioning. Community outings are scheduled monthly.
HHADS provides counseling on site through the Washington Foundation for Family Life.
Clients are transported to and from our centers via Metro Access.
Supportive Services for Caregivers
Our staff assists caregivers with problem solving, referrals, and counseling.