Adult Day Services
Many people struggle to balance family, work and the responsibilities of caring for an aging or ailing relative. Many have found that Adult Day Services is an economic and family-friendly alternative to in-home care, care in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Adult Day Services gives our clients the freedom to remain vital members of their community and family, while giving purpose and structure to their day. For caregivers, Adult Day Services offers piece of mind, security and assistance in balancing life and care giving responsibilities.
Qualified, well-trained and caring staff provides you or your loved one with a wide range of health, rehabilitation and social services. Meaningful, enjoyable and personalized activities are hallmarks of both centers. Feelings of isolation and depression are reduced when socialization and creativity are encouraged in the daily activities of the center.
A medical model of care, each center is staffed with a full-time registered nurse who provides health screenings and care oversight that fit the needs of each client. The nurse can provide feedback to family members and the client’s physician on newly developed symptoms or a change in health status, often avoiding a hospitalization.
- Hot lunch and two snacks (special diets are accommodated)
- Medication administration
- Personal care, bathing and incontinence care (fee charged)
- Nutrition counseling
- Physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Caregiver’s support group
A typical day at the Adult Day Center could include any of the following activities:
- Local outings
- Music and entertainment
- Discussion groups
- Card and game groups
- Patio gardening
- Movies and slide shows
- Intergenerational programs with local schools and child care centers
- Arts and crafts
- Holiday and birthday celebrations
- Armchair exercise sessions
The Adult Day Services program assists persons, 18 and older, who have mobility or physical problems and/or mental impairments such as dementia or Alzheimer’s.
51 Medical Campus Drive
Lansdale, PA 19446
Schwenckfeld Manor Center
1290 Allentown Road, Suite A
Lansdale, PA 19446
Clients can be driven to and from the Adult Day center by Suburban Transit Network, Inc. Wheelchair vans and cabs are available at no cost or at a small fee for those who qualify. Information on this service can be found in the center’s information packet or by reviewing the Suburban transit website.
For many clients, families pay privately for Adult Day Services as care is not covered by Medicare or other health insurances. Third party subsidies may be available from any of the following sources, if you qualify:
- Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services
- Medical Assistance
- Veteran’s Affairs Office
- Long-term care insurance
The center director can assist you in finding appropriate funding.
Application packets can be picked up at either of the centers, or call a center and one will be sent to you.
All centers welcome volunteers of all ages. Volunteers may have weekly or monthly schedules or can serve on an as-needed or periodic basis. Generally, you can choose between helping with activities, in the office or in the kitchen. To become a volunteer, please contact one of the centers, or visit the Volunteer page of our website.