Resumption of Adult Day Service at Older Persons’ Commission

The Adult Day Service (ADS) at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) resumed operations on March 1. ADS is an incredibly important service, not only for an individual living with dementia, other memory issues, or disabilities, but also for their caregivers. Participants benefit from time spent in a safe, caring, and enriching environment, and caregivers receive peace of mind and much-needed respite from constant responsibilities and anxiety. Advanced safety and sanitation measures have been implemented to ensure the health and security of participants, families, caregivers and staff.

As with the entire OPC facility, the Adult Day Service space has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, and the room reconfigured to allow for appropriate social distancing. Participants will be health screened upon entry to the facility and the ADS room will be accessible only to clients and staff.  

During this time, OPC will comply with strict protocols established by the CDC and Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.

The service will be available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., based upon enrollment, with hot meals and snacks provided. Transportation is also available for clients living in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township. The OPC is very pleased to resume this important service, providing critically important benefits including:

  • Improved socialization and peer support
  • Engaging activities to maintain and enhance physical, social, emotional and cognitive functioning
  • Increased feelings of self-worth & maintains dignity
  • Respite for the caregiver

A new and exciting addition to ADS will debut with the reopening. A generous grant from Ascension Providence Rochester Foundation allowed the OPC to obtain the iN2L life enrichment system for the benefit of day care clients. This remarkable adaptive system provides the opportunity to participate and engage in person centered recreational activities, each individual at their own level and area of interest. The system includes games, trivia, multiple educational, musical, and sensory activities designed to engage and stimulate the mind. The addition of this system to existing art and music therapy will significantly enhance the daily experience for our clients as well as their families and staff. The ADS program is open to new clients, and interested parties are encouraged to call. A pre-screening for enrollment is required with the client, family, nurse and the ADS manager. Call 248-608-0261 to arrange a visit.

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