CRMC adult care program: an alternative to nursing homes

HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program is designed to keep individuals over age 50 living at home and in their communities safely. The ADHC program, provided at the Harris campus, operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants are provided daily transportation to and from a designated secure unit within the hospital and also receive medical and rehabilitative care. The ADHC Program also offers complementary activities that promote and enhance physical, cognitive and social well-being, plus encourage independence and boost self-esteem.

ADHC can be a cost-effective alternative to home health services, nursing homes, or other assisted-living facilities. Costs associated with the ADHC program can be covered by Medicaid. Costs may also be covered by Medicaid Managed Care or Managed Long Term Care with proper authorizations. Veterans may qualify for program coverage with approval from the Veteran’s Administration. Private pay options can also be arranged.

Individually tailored care plans encompass nursing evaluation and treatment, physical therapy, speech pathology, nutrition assessment, occupational therapy, social services, psychosocial assessment, rehabilitation, meals and socialization and leisure activities. It also facilitates an ongoing series of health education presentations and coordinates referrals to proper entities when further care is suggested or required.

For more information call 845/794-3300, ext. 2781 or 2782 or visit www.crmcny.org/adultdayhealthcare.

 

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