Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long has ONEgeneration been in the valley?
Founded in 1978 ONEgeneration began as a small senior services organization. Click here for more information.
What are your hours?
Senior Center: Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Adult Daycare: Weekdays 7am to 6pm.
Childcare: 7am to 6pm.
Encino Farmers Market: Sundays, 8am to 1pm.
What is the difference between an older adult attending the Senior Enrichment Center and the Adult Daycare?
The Senior Enrichment Center has classes and programming for active older adults. The Adult Daycare program offers a supervised environment with professional care for dependent seniors. If your loved one is in need of supervision due to memory loss or other physical conditions, they should not attend the Senior Enrichment Center without a Caregiver. If you are interested in taking a tour of the Adult Daycare please call 818-708-6625.
What Does Intergenerational Mean?
Intergenerational refers to the selection and coordination of activities that enrich multiple generations. When ONEgeneration’s seniors and children join in activities, seniors recall favorite songs, games, and projects of their pasts as they share their skills, patience, and expertise with pre-schoolers. When older adults tutor young people, they bring critical one-on-one attention to the youths’ skill building, while the young people make seniors more comfortable with new technologies. This reciprocity builds mutual respect and a sense of community, providing children and adults with diverse role models. The extraordinary relationships formed last throughout our participants’ lives.
How much are the classes and lunch provided at the Senior Enrichment Center?
Monday thru Friday we serve a hot well-balanced meal for a suggested donation of $2.00. Classes at the Senior Center have a suggested donation of $2 per class unless noted otherwise in the class schedule.
Is there an area of the valley I have to live in to qualify for Transportation, Homebound Meals or Care Management Services?
Yes, the following zip codes are included in our service area.
91303, 91304*, 91305, 91306, 91307, 91316, 91335, 91356, 91364*, 91367, 91403*, 91406*, 91436* (*Zip codes may have partial coverage)
Please contact Harold’s Help Desk at 818-708-6624 with any eligibility questions for these services.
What is the age range of your Childcare?
We have children from 6 weeks to 6 years old.
What does the Adult daycare accept for payment? Does Medicare cover Adult Daycare?
No, unfortunately, Medicare does not cover the cost of Adult Daycare. At this time, the only insurances that may cover the cost of Adult Daycare are Medi-Cal, Long Term Care Insurance, the V.A., and Regional Center. With Medi-Cal, most participants must be enrolled in a Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan in order for the cost to be covered.
How much does it cost?
For those without insurance coverage, the cost of the program is $70.00 per day. Please know that there is also a one time enrollment fee of $70.00. Extended hours are at an additional cost of $10.00 per day.
Are meals provided and are they included in the cost of the program?
We serve a light breakfast (usually cereal and fruit with coffee, tea, or hot chocolate), a hot lunch, and an afternoon snack. There is no additional cost for meals.
I am a Veteran and was told the V.A. would cover participation in the program. Is this true?
In many cases, this is true, but you must be registered with the V.A., meet certain eligibility criteria, and must have a physical completed by a V.A. doctor. Our staff is happy to contact the V.A. to find out the status of your registration with them and to work with you on how to get enrolled in the V.A. system, if needed.
What services are provided at the center?
For our health model program (covered by Medi-Cal, the V.A., and Regional Center), participants receive the services of a Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and Registered Dietitian. They are also evaluated for the need for the services of a Speech Language Pathologist and a psychological consultant. Breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, and the cost of transportation are included. Program activities, including intergenerational programs, are also included. Families are encouraged to attend our caregiver support groups.
For our social model program (primarily clients paying privately), participants receive the services of a Licensed Vocational Nurse, access to social work services as needed, breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, and all program activities. Families are also encouraged to attend our caregiver support groups. If a participant in the social model program needs an evaluation for physical and/or occupational therapy, this can be arranged with the therapists from our health model program.
Do you have transportation for the Adult Daycare?
We do not have transportation specifically for the Adult Daycare program. For Adult Day Healthcare clients (those funded by Medi-Cal, the V.A., or Regional Center), the reimbursement we receive from those entities includes payment for transportation so we pay for Access or City Ride as needed. For other participants, the agency does maintain a small door to door transportation program. This program has specific boundaries defined by the Los Angeles City Department of Aging and availability is limited.
Do you give medication at the center?
Medication can be dispensed by the center Nursing Staff with an appropriate order from the participant’s medical doctor. Medications also must be in an original pharmacy container with the pharmacy label.
Do you enroll people who require oxygen during the day?
No – we are not able to enroll individuals who would require oxygen during the day.
I feel a little guilty about considering adult day care. Will it benefit my loved one as much as it helps me?
Our participating families find that their loved ones are happier, healthier, and enjoy life more because of ONEgeneration. ONEgeneration gives your loved one a chance to make new friends, try different activities and feel a renewed sense of purpose.
What services are available for caregivers/family members?
In addition to the respite provided by having a loved one attend the center, ONEgeneration’s Adult Daycare holds monthly caregiver support groups to which all family members/caregivers are invited and encouraged to attend. Social workers and nurses are also available to provide assistance and education to you as needed.
When are tours offered?
Tours are offered Monday through Friday with appointments.
Are part time slots available?
Yes! However, we give priority to parents who need full time care.
What is the cost of tuition?
|Age Range||Full Time||Part Time|
(6 weeks to 2 years)
(2 years to 3 years)
(3 years to 6 years)
*Part time is considered any three full days of the week or five half days from 7:00 to 12:00pm.
Are sibling discounts available?
Yes! We offer 15% off of the tuition for the oldest child.
Does ONEgeneration offer meals for children?
Yes! We provide two complimentary organic snacks a day and offer a hot lunch program for $4.50 a day.
For more information about the Childcare and Adult Daycare programs please visit their pages of program information for additional Frequently Asked Questions.