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Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay (ASEB) operates two state-licensed Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) programs at centers in Berkeley and Hayward.
ASEB Adult Day programs have been recognized by the respected Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a model for its nationwide Partners in Caregiving Demonstration Project.
We have two primary goals, both of which support our commitment to promote home-based care and to prevent inappropriate institutionalization:
Please contact one of our social workers:
Alternatively, a caregiver, family member, physician, employer, or health care professional may fill out our Adult Day Health Care: REFERRAL FORM and mail or fax it to the center you might be interested in. Both addresses and fax numbers are listed on the contact page.
The social worker will arrange a time when the caregiver and the person needing specialized care can visit the program. This visit gives a potential day program participant an opportunity to join in activities with other persons in the program and to get a feel for it. The social worker will meet with the caregiver to obtain general information and learn about their loved one’s special needs and interests. A medical release form will also need to be completed so that ASEB can then request records from the potential participant’s physician. It’s helpful to bring along the doctor’s address & phone.
ASEB asks the physician for information about the potential participant’s health, medical history, and medications he or she takes. The physician must also give ASEB permission to perform Occupational and Physical Therapy assessments and a Speech Therapy evaluation for any eating/swallowing concerns.
Once the physician’s report is received, the Social Worker will schedule a home visit to obtain in-depth information about the potential participant’s history, behavior and care needs. If the person seems appropriate for the program, and she or he, and the caregiver are interested, the Social Worker will schedule three assessment days at the center.
During these 3 days, the potential participant will be assessed by the Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Activity Coordinator and may be assessed by the Speech Therapist. The individual will then be discussed in a team meeting involving the above staff, Social Worker and the Program Director. During this meeting, this multi-disciplinary team will decide if the potential participant’s needs can be met in the program.
If the team determines that the potential participant’s needs cannot be met, and she or he is denied admission, the Social Worker will work with the caregiver to find alternatives to the day program. If the individual is accepted, an individual plan of care is developed with a program for nursing, personal care, social work, activities, and occupational and physical therapy.
The participant will be reassessed every 3 months and discussed at subsequent multi-disciplinary team meetings. Every 6 months, the participant’s plan of care will be reviewed, changes noted and the care plan rewritten accordingly. The participant’s physician will be updated quarterly on the participant’s status and will be immediately informed of any changes in condition.
Please accept that the first few weeks will be a period of adjustment for both the participant and caregiver. ASEB staff will communicate often and in detail with the caregiver about how their loved one is doing in the program, and we encourage caregivers to call with any questions or concerns.
Contact ASEB Adult Day Program Social Workers:
For Berkeley (510) 644-8292; For Hayward (510) 869-1411