Adult Day Services Enrollment

DB-OutdoorsFor more information or for details about enrollment in the Active Generations’ Adult Day Services please call (605) 336-6751 or contact:

Molly Keegan, Program Director
(605) 333-3310
mkeegan@activegen.org

Deb Gross, Assistant Director
(605) 333-3312
dgross@activegen.org

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Adult Day Services Hours:

Day Break Adult Day Services
2300 W 46th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: (605) 336-6751
Day Hours:
Monday-Friday, 6:45am-6:00pm
Evening Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 5:30-9:00pm
Reservations required for Evening Hours Program
Ceili Cottage Adult Day Services
1103 S West Avenue
Please contact Day Break Adult Day Services for information
Hours:
Monday-Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

I feel 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 Active Generations Adult Day Services. Adult Day gives your loved one a chance to make new friends, try different activities and feel a renewed sense of purpose. If you would like to speak with a current family at Adult Day Services, we are happy to provide contact information.

My family member never was one to participate in a lot of group activities. How will I get him/her to attend? What do I do when my loved one says they are just fine at home alone and don’t need day care?
Even people who were never particularly interested in group activities almost always adjust to the daily routines and benefit from the stimulation and opportunities for socialization. However, the staff respects the participant’s right to observe an activity or to retire to a quiet area for some personal time.

What is a typical day like at Active Generations Adult Day Services?
Following is the general structure of a typical day at Adult Day Services. Times are subject to change as needed to accommodate special events and activities.

  • 6:45am – Coffee & Breakfast Club until 8:30
  • 9:00 – Fall Prevention Exercises
  • 9:20 – Daily Review
  • 9:30 – Staff – Group Planning Session
  • 9:50 – Juice Break
  • 10:00 – Staff Stand Up Meeting
  • 10:20 – Lap Walking
  • 10:50 – Activity Groups
  • 11:45 – Lunch
  • 12:30pm – Rest or Cards/Games
  • 1:00 – Worship on Thursdays
  • 1:30 – Zumba Exercises
  • 2:00 – Activity Groups
  • 3:00 – Snack & Social Time with Daily Review
  • 3:30 – Exercise
  • 4:00 – Circle of Friends
  • 5:00 – Leisure Time – Participant Choice
  • 5:45 – Close

Is there a minimum age requirement?
Active Generations Adult Day Services serves adults age 18 and over. Younger adults we serve may be stroke survivors, have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a development disability.

How is the program staffed?
We follow all licensing guidelines for our staffing rations and increase staffing levels as necessary to ensure the quality of the programs and safety. Professional staff includes: Director, Assistant Director, an LPN, an Activity Director, a Family Caregiver Case Manager, and Certified Nurse Aides (CNA). All Adult Day staff members are certified in First Aid, CPR and AED.

Is daily attendance required?
You may choose the days of attendance, from one day to five days per week. It may be beneficial, to both the participant and the caregiver, to attend at least three days a week to provide beneficial respite for the caregiver and a consistent schedule for your loved one.

Is a physician’s referral required?
No. Although many physicians recommend Active Generations Adult Day Services, a doctor’s referral is not necessary. However, a physician-completed statement about your loved one’s medical condition is required upon enrollment.

What are minimum requirements for participation?
Adults with a wide range of disabilities routinely attend and benefit from Adult Day Services. Generally, participants must be partial weight bearing, exhibit appropriate behavior that does not put others at risk, and not require prolonged bed rest.

What acuity level do you accommodate?
Working with the individual’s private physician, Adult Day Services nursing services regularly accommodate respiratory treatments, injections, incontinence care and simple wound care. We frequently provide care for individuals receiving hospice services as long as prolonged bed rest is not required.

Do you take “drop-ins”?
To maintain our high-standard of care and to ensure maximum benefits from the program, drop-ins are not recommended, but are permitted. We have found that regular participation (ideally at least two days per week) is most advantageous for both the participant and the caregiver.

What about transportation?
The Adult Day Services staff help participants access transportation services through Sioux Area Metro Paratransit, Project Car and Home Health Agencies. These organizations may be able to provide transportation to Adult Day Services for families unable to provide transportation themselves.

How does a person enroll or get more information?
For additional information, to arrange for a tour or to begin the enrollment process, call Adult Day Services at (605) 336-6751 and ask to speak to the Program Director or email mkeegan@activegen.org.