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Adult Day Health Services

What is Senior Day Center?

old woman on bedEmmanuel Ridge Senior Day Center is a planned program of activities designed to promote well being through social and health related services. The origin of managing senior citizens goes back to the year 1917, in US hospitals. In 1997, the National Adult Day Services Association and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities worked together to establish an accreditation process for Adult Day Services. As of today, 46 states regulates Adult Day Health Services in which 39% are licensed, 22% are certified, 17% are both licensed and certified agencies, and 22% are states reported other methods or regulating. There are, currently, approximately 4,000 Senior Day Centers nationwide, according to the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA). The proliferation of centers over the past two decades corresponds to the “mushrooming demand for home and community based services” to meet the needs of a rapidly escalating elder population.

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Scope of Services Provided at the Senior Day Center

Emmanuel Ridge Senior Day Center will focus on enriching the participants’ lives, building upon their skills, knowledge and unique abilities and strengths.

  • Medical / Nursing Services
  • Recreational Activities
  • Personal Care Supervision
  • Promotion of Maximum Level of Independent Functioning
  • Pick-Up Transport Program
  • Senior Security Programs
  • Information/Referral/Outreach Programs
  • Congregated Hot Cooked Meals

With life expectancy continuing to rise, we may need assistance as we age. While help of all types are available, a valuable though not well-known service is the Senior Day Center, designed for older adults who can no longer manage independently, or who are isolated and lonely. It is the ability to take care of the elderly and giving them something they can do other than sitting home alone. It is a place where they can come and congregate with fellow elderly people to talk, play games, have nutritional meals and have their daily needs met in a physical, psychological and spiritual way.

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Special Programs

There are a variety of activities that will be available to those who attend the center. There is a promotion of health screenings and “health theme” activities. There are other activities that have encouraged active lifestyles, as well as, keeping an awareness of current life and health issues.

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Benefits of Senior Day Center

old woman doing an activityEmmanuel Ridge Senior Day Center offers a win/win situation for everyone in the family, not only a client or member who attends the program, but also for the family member who has primary responsibility as caregiver. Emmanuel Ridge Senior Day Center provides a much-needed respite for the caregiver, affording a break from the physical demands and stress of providing round-the-clock care.

For the participant, Emmanuel Ridge Senior Day Center‘s benefits can be extensive:

  • A safe, secure environment in which to spend the day
  • Enjoyable and educational activities
  • Improvement in mental and physical health
  • Enhanced or maintained level of independence
  • Socialization and peer support
  • Nutritional meals and snacks

It is the ability to promote and encourage independence and self-sufficiency among the elderly population in the Florence, Richland, and Mendenhall areas. It has multiple components that are direct and indirect, which entails: meal service, nutrition education, safety, recreation, transportation, information/referral/outreach services, special programs, employment opportunities, etc. through multi-purpose elderly and disabled community centers.

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All qualifying individuals who are over the age of 55, who may require assistance with Activities of Daily Living, who are maybe physically or cognitively challenged but do not require 24-Hour supervision, and who are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, are in need of greater access to

  • Health Care
  • Social Services
  • Some participants may not be mobile, with the possible assistance of a cane, walker or wheelchair, and in most cases, they may also not be continent.
  • Isolated and in need of companionship
  • Fun activities or caregiver who works and needs assistance or caregiver who needs relief.
  • Level of care varies individually

They have to be non-combative behavior and not physically harmful to self or others.

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Criteria for Enrollment

old woman in bedThe elderly and disabled individuals who have:

  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Brain Injury
  • Depression
  • Social Isolation

For those Senior Adults who are unable to fix food for themselves, we will be able to provide a well-balanced nutritional meal for them to take home. We will also provide home delivery meals for those who are homebound and incapacitated Senior Adults.

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When Should You Consider Using Emmanuel Ridge Senior Day Center?

It’s usually challenging to admit you need help, especially if you’ve been a highly independent person used to caring for others all your life. And if you’re the caregiver, it may be equally difficult to consider allowing strangers to care for your beloved family member. You should consider using Emmanuel Ridge Senior Day Center when a senior:

  • Can no longer structure his or her own daily activities
  • They are isolated and desires companionship
  • Can’t be safely left alone at home
  • Lives with someone who works outside the home or who is frequently away from home for other reasons

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Senior Day Center Operations

  • Operating Hours: Monday to Friday – 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Monthly Support Group: These are a number of support groups designed to help those who are currently going through mental and physical anguish:
    • Caregivers
    • Alzheimer’s
    • Cancer Related Groups
    • Lupus
    • Bereavement Support
  • Days and times for meetings are TBA.

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Pricing Guide for Private Pay / Insurance

old man talking with a caregiverLevel I

  • Daily Rate (8 Hours) – $100 + Choice of Meal
  • Half-Day Rate (4 Hours) – $50 + Choice of Meal

Level II

  • Daily Rate (8 Hours) – $150 + Choice of Meal
  • Half-Day Rate (4 Hours) – $75 + Choice of Meal

Choice of Hours of Operation are from 11:00AM to 6:00PM, Monday through Friday.

There will be a charge for an hourly rate of $11.50 per hour after 6 hours stay prior to or after the above times.

  • Transportation Charge (One Way) – $18.00
  • Transportation Charge (Round Trip) – $30.00
  • Hourly Charge without Transportation – $18.50
  • Breakfast – $4.75
  • Lunch – $6.75
  • Dinner – $6.75

Free Snacks and Drinks will be provided.

A Non-Refundable enrollment fee of $50.00 is due prior to admission.
A Refundable security deposit is due prior to admission.

  • $100 – 1 day of attendance/week
  • $200 – 2 days of attendance/week
  • $300 – 3 days of attendance/week
  • $400 – 4 days of attendance/week
  • $500 – 5 days of attendance/week
  • $600 – 5 days of attendance/week with transportation

*Non-Attendance (Emmanuel Ridge Senior Day Center is a non-profit entity)
If a client is unable to attend on a scheduled day, it is important to call the center at least an hour before scheduled arrival time. If a client is unable to attend on a scheduled day and utilize the Center’s transportation services, the center must be notified at least an hour prior to scheduled pick-up. If the center does not receive a phone call and arrives for pick-up or the Center is not notified that a client will not be attending on a regularly scheduled day, a fee of $20.00 will be charged to client/caregiver to partially cover food, transportation and staff costs.

*Financial Considerations
A majority of our Senior Adults may qualify for Medicaid waiver reimbursement and there may be a possibility of some grant money to offset or reduce the above fees. There is always a case manager to work with clients and caregivers on pricing and what we can do for you. We do not intend to turn away anyone who is in actual need of help. There will be daily fees that will include meals at the center and transportation to the center and from the center. Our highly trained staff will make sure to meet the needs of not only the Client, but also the Caregiver or Family needs.

**Day Center will not pay for medications and medical supplies like diapers, etc.

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Elder Care Resources

There are four general categories of elder abuse.

Physical Abuse

  • Beatings
  • Sexual Assault
  • Unreasonable physical restraint
  • Prolonged deprivation of food or water
  • Inappropriate use of physical or chemical restraint or psychotropic medication

Psychological Abuse

  • Verbal assaults, threats or harassment
  • Subjecting a person to fear, isolation or serious emotional distress
  • Withholding emotional support
  • Confinement

Financial Abuse

  • Theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Misuse of funds or property
  • Extortion
  • Fraud


  • Failure to assist in personal hygiene
  • Failure to provide clothing and shelter
  • Failure to provide medical care
  • Failure to protect from health and safety hazards
  • Abandonment

These are the Signs of Abuse

Physical Indicators:

  • Uncombed hair or unshaven
  • Poor skin condition or poor skin hygiene
  • Unkempt, dirty
  • Malnourished or dehydrated
  • An untreated medical condition
  • Cuts, pinch marks, skin tears, lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Unexplained bruises or welts
  • Bruises or welts in various stages of healing
  • Burns – caused by cigarettes, ropes, chains, etc.
  • Injuries that reflect outline of object used to inflict it – electric cord, belt, hand

Behavioral Indicators:

  • Confused
  • Frightened
  • Extremely Forgetful
  • Withdrawn
  • Depressed
  • Helpless
  • Angry
  • Disoriented about time and place
  • Telling implausible stories
  • Hesitant to talk freely

Social Indicators:

  • Elder is lonely or isolated
  • Family member or caregiver restricts contact with others
  • Elder is not allowed to speak for him/herself without caregiver present
  • Family has a history of violence or drug/alcohol abuse
  • Unemployed adult children with criminal records and emotional problems are living with the elder

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