AmeriCare Adult Day Health Care is a licensed community-based program providing a
variety of health, therapeutic, and social services to medically, socially or psychologically
eligible adults. Currently, over 300 centers exist in many areas of the state of California.
ADHC services became an optional Medi-Cal benefit in 1978. Since that time, ADHC
centers have successfully provided services to the community.
AmeriCare Adult Day Health Care Center has been licensed by the California Department
of Health Services and certified by the Department of Aging since October of 2002 to
provide services to 135 participants daily. AmeriCare Adult Day Health Care Center is a
certified Medi-Cal provider. Title 22, Division 3, Chapter 5 outlines the Adult Day Health
Care Medi-Cal certifications and licensing regulations.
AmeriCare Adult Day Healthcare Center provides a safe and nurturing environment for
adult individuals of all ages with medical and psychological challenges. Many of our
participants are frail and elderly. AmeriCare’s program assists people who wish to achieve
their optimal level of health and independence while enjoying daily activities. Adult day
health services supplement the care provided at home. It enables a caregiver to work and
provide support for one’s family while simultaneously caring for one’s loved one at home for
as long as medically, socially and economically possible. AmeriCare also provides
structure, support, and safety to the lives of those living independently or in a Licensed
Residential Care facility.
AmeriCare’s multi-disciplinary team (MDT) is comprised of a nursing dept., medical director,
social services dept., physical therapist, occupational therapist, and activity director. Based
on the participant’s needs, other professionals as psychologist or/and registered dietician
or/and speech therapist, may be included to the MDT team to decide and implement
Individual Plan of Care. The nursing department includes several RN’s, LVN’s, and CNA’s.
They oversee medication management and educate participants on their medication and its
side effects. They also communicate with our mental health participants’ primary doctors as
well as their psychiatrists regarding medication, symptom exacerbation, and anything else
concerning health that requires reporting.The importance of helping adult individuals of all
ages with medical and psychological challenges to remain in their own homes cannot be
over emphasized, Not only does Adult Day Health Care provide needed services to assist
and keep persons from having to be in a higher and more expansive level of care; research
tells us that persons who remain with their family or familiar living setting not only have a
longer life, but a higher quality of life.
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