Rendezvous Senior Day Services
Adult Day Program
By Elena Rath
September 16, 2009
Adult Day Services week is celebrated September 21-25th by centers
like Rendezvous Senior Day Services across the nation. Alaska
has 12 adult day programs across the state, two in Southeast
Alaska. Rendezvous Senior Day Services currently has an adult
day program, among other programs which support our community.
I'd like to highlight what
adult day programs can do for seniors and their family caregivers.
Adult day service centers provide relief for working caregivers
or family caregivers who have a senior or adult with a cognitive
or physical impairment. Caregivers can enroll their senior or
adult in an adult day program, so they may continue to work or
Rendezvous Adult Day offers
a program of professional and compassionate services for adults
in our center-based group setting. Services are designed to provide
social and some health services to adults who need supervised
care in a safe place outside the home during the day. We also
afford caregivers respite from the demanding responsibilities
of care giving. The adult day center operates during normal business
hours five days a week.
Our services include:
Social activities-interaction with other participants
in planned activities appropriate for their conditions
Coordinated Transportation-door-to-door service
Meals and snacks-participants are provided with meals
and snacks, those with special dietary needs are offered special
Personal care-help with toileting, grooming, eating
and other personal activities of daily living
Therapeutic activities-exercise and mental interaction for
The National Adult Day Association
cites the most recent nationwide survey of adult day centers
has over 3,400 centers across the nation providing care for 150,000
care recipients each day. Also,
- There are a majority of adult
day centers operated on a nonprofit or public basis and the minority
operated is for profit. Ketchikan is included among the nonprofits.
- The majority of adult day
centers are affiliated with much larger organizations such as
home care, skilled nursing facilities, medical centers, or multi-purpose
senior organizations. Rendezvous maintains itself as an independent
- The average age of the adult
day care recipient is 72, and two-thirds of all adult day center
care recipients are women.
- Thirty-five percent of the
adult day center care recipients live with an adult child, 20%
with a spouse, 18% in an institutional setting, and 13% with
parents or other relatives, while 11% live alone.
- Fifty-two percent of the adult
day center care recipients using adult day services centers nationwide
have some cognitive impairment.
- Daily fees for adult day services
vary depending upon the services provided. The national average
rate for adult day centers is $61 per day (includes 8-10 hours
on average) compared to an average rate for home health aides
of $19 per hour (Alaska is higher).
- Funding for Rendezvous adult
day services comes from State of Alaska, the City of Ketchikan
and private sources, fees for service and third party payers.
- The average capacity of national
adult day centers is 40, while Rendezvous is 20.
- The average adult day center
care recipient to staff ratio is 6:1.
Join us for more information
about the Rendezvous Senior Day Adult day program on September
25th during our Open House from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Ketchikan can
be proud that Rendezvous has served the community for over 25
years through adult day, housing, medical equipment loan closet
and thrift store.
Rendezvous is located at the 2441 First Avenue, corner of 1st
and Jefferson. Call anytime 247-1961.
Rendezvous Senior Day Services
Received September 16, 2009
- Published September 16, 2009
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