Adult Daycare Frequently Asked Questions
- What are your hours?
Primary program hours for the center are Mondays through Fridays between 9:30am and 3:30pm. We do offer extended hours from 7:00am until 6:00pm for an additional cost for private pay clients. Program participants who have Medi-Cal or are covered by the Veterans Administration (V.A.) are required to attend the center for a minimum of four hours between the hours of 9:30am and 3:30pm. We are not open on the weekends.
- What kind of activities do you provide?
We have a range of activities and maintain a full activity calendar. Examples of activities include: Music groups, Arts and Crafts, Bingo, Ladies/Co-Ed Tea Parties, Chair Exercises, Current Events, Trivia, Crossword Puzzles, Pet Therapy, and adapted Tai Chi. We are most known for our intergenerational programs that are held throughout the day. ONEgeneration maintains a Child Care center on campus with children ranging in age from six weeks old to six years old. Examples of intergenerational activities include nature walks, story time, sound bingo, and seated volleyball. All activities, including intergenerational programs, are a choice.
- 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. This will be explained at your tour. Please ask if you need clarification!
- How much does it cost?
For those without insurance coverage, the cost of the program is $75.00 per day. Please know that there is also a one time enrollment fee of $75.00. 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. 2
- 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?
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 nurses with an appropriate order from the participant’s medical doctor. Medications also must be in an original pharmacy container with the pharmacy label. Families are responsible for obtaining the order from the physician and providing the center with the medications. Participants are not allowed to take medication on their own (without supervision) and any medications to be taken at the center must be held in the nursing office.
- What is needed for admission to the center?
Requirements vary depending on the funding source for participation (i.e. Medi-Cal, Veterans Administration, Regional Center, private pay). In general, all participants must have a Health & Physical form completed by their primary doctor (in the case of Veterans Administration clients it MUST be completed by a V.A. doctor), a TB test/chest x-ray completed within the past year, and complete the agency application. 3 There are some additional requirements for clients funded by Medi-Cal and/or Medi- Cal Managed Care and the Veterans Administration. Please speak with a staff member for more information.
- Who is NOT eligible for participation at the center?
If an individual cannot bear weight and/or needs more than one person to assist him/her in the restroom and for transfers, he or she may not be eligible for the center. In addition, someone who requires one to one assistance to be able to participate in programs, who is combative and/or a danger to him/herself or others, may also not be appropriate. Bowel incontinence that cannot be managed with two hour restroom reminders may also exclude someone from participation at the center.
- 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.
- Can we use an electric wheelchair at the center?
No – for safety reasons. If your loved one has an electric wheelchair, he or she will need to use a manual chair while at the center.
- 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. They can provide help with community resources and medical needs.