Daily Living Centers Inc.
PO Box 608
Bethany OK 73008-4649
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Daily Living Centers
Mission Statement Oklahoma's leader in quality, affordable adult day health care and independent living services delivered with dignity.
Contact Information
Contact Name Brian Rush
Contact email brianrush@dailylivingcenters.org
Address PO Box 608
Bethany, OK 73008 4649
Phone (405) 792-2401
Fax 405-792-2405
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/dlc/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Daily Living Centers is a fun and rewarding place to volunteer your time. We are a social adult day health care program providing a warm and friendly place for caregivers to leave their loved ones for five or more hours a day.
Volunteer Opportunities:
·  Gardening: planting flowers or plants
·  Games: play cards, bingo, chess or checkers
·  One-on-one interactions: reading, quilting, reminiscing or putting together puzzles
·  Entertainment: Share your talents such as playing musical instruments, singing, dancing, storytelling and performing
·  Art & Crafts: Assist staff or lead small group or one-on-one art activities with participants who attend programs. These art projects can consist of water or acrylic painting, working with clay, woodworking or other appropriate media
We can always use in-kind donations of arts & crafts items including games and puzzles to help make our participants' days fun and active.
We can always use monetary donations. We accept check donations by mail and can receive credit card donations by phone. We would not be able to provide scholarships for our participants without the generosity of our donors.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $2,559,875.00
Projected Expenses $2,386,875.00
History and Background
Former Names
Supported Organization Daily Living Centers
Year Founded 1974
IRS Ruling Year 1978
State Registration Expiration Feb 2017
Mission Oklahoma's leader in quality, affordable adult day health care and independent living services delivered with dignity.
Daily Living Centers Inc. (DLC) was founded in 1974 as the first adult day health care program in the state of Oklahoma and incorporated in 1977 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Today, DLC is the largest provider of adult day health care services in Oklahoma, serving 150 clients weekdays and on Saturdays.
The program we provide includes client transportation to and from our facilities, nutrition, exercise, health care and recreational activities that stimulate the body and the mind.   
Our program is delivered through four metro Oklahoma facilities, one each in Edmond, south Oklahoma City, Bethany and northeast Oklahoma City.  
A vital part of our program is the door-to-door transportation provided by all four facilities. The focus of the transportation program is to help low-income individuals remain independent in the community by providing transportation services to essential venues for their quality of life and mental and physical health needs.
In an effort to provide caregivers with a way to rest and recuperate from care-giving duties, we began an overnight respite program in 1999.
Adult Day Health Care has been recognized in Oklahoma as a low cost, high quality alternative in the Long Term Care Continuum of Care. It cannot provide services to meet the needs of every individual. If there is community support and family support and a willingness to maintain an individual in their home while receiving socialization and community involvement and specialized health care in a congregate setting the participant will survive and flourish.
Our four Daily Living Centers facilities in Oklahoma City and surrounding metro areas serve approximately 150 participants per day and are financially sound.
Daily Living Centers has an outstanding statewide and national reputation for our attention to quality care and services. The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging has honored DLC five times with their Best Practices Award. In April 2008, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits named DLC the winner (statewide) in the Seniors category for the 2008 Nonprofit Excellence Awards, and in March 2008 we received the Aging Innovation Award from the Oklahoma Association of Homes and Services for the Aging in recognition of the opening of the new Wyatt F. Jeltz Independent Living Center in northeast Oklahoma City.  This year, we received the Excellence in Community Service and Outreach Award from Leading Age, in recognition of our door-to-door client transportation system, and our CEO Bill Weaver received the Advocacy in Aging Award from Leading Age.

1. Scholarships - Scholarship funding is needed to help subsidize the cost of care for those who financially cannot afford to pay to participate in our program. Faced with meager financial resources, many older adults rely heavily on their limited Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Approximately 89 percent of people age 65 and over live in families with income from Social Security. Oklahoma’s older adults include individuals who are surviving on very little income, with one-in-six households living on a retirement income of $18,000. Ten percent are living on income below the federal poverty level, ranking Oklahoma 19th highest in the nation for older adults living in poverty.

Without the financial resources or medical coverage to pay for preventative care or basic medical treatment, older adults should pay greater attention to their personal health and diet. Regardless of where they live or their income level, seniors need a nutritional meal and physical activity to stay healthy and independent. Daily Living Centers provides this to our seniors.

Scholarships cover both the daily program offerings and round-trip transportation.  

2. Elderly Community Transportation - This free on-demand OKC metro transportation program for low-income elderly and disabled adults is an extension of our existing transportation program that paying participants use to access our adult day service activities program.

It is provided to non-participants living independently in the community who require specialized transportation in order to maintain their quality of life and health.    
This service currently provides 950 annual round-trips so that participants can maintain medical, vision and dental appointments and attend to other personal needs including hair appointments, grocery shopping and pharmacies.  
We seek charitable contributions to help defray transportation costs including gasoline and vehicle maintenance.  
3. Adult Day Health Care Promotion - There is a need to educate our community about the services offered by Adult Day Health Care programs across Oklahoma. Our plan is to run a television ad campaign these programs provide and why they are such a benefit to our fellow citizens. 
The senior care market is growing. Today, there are 42.5 million adults age 65+ and that is expected to more than double to 89 million over the next 40 years. Seniors are living longer with a life expectancy of over age 75. The need to educate our community about Adult Day Health Care for the planning of caring for seniors and those with disabilities may not be today, but will most definitely be part of their future. We need funding to help sponsor our campaign ads and become a partner in the care of our vulnerable senior population. 
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Daily Living Centers Inc. is Oklahoma's leader in providing the highest quality adult day health care services for frail elderly and adults with disabilities to maximize self sufficiency, dignity and hope through cooperation with caregivers and health and human service providers.
Our focus is on allowing people to live as independently as possible for extended periods of time, so they can stay in their homes and experience as much independence as possible. Adult Day Health Care allows individuals to age in place, and this helps them stay active and healthier (both physically and mentally) longer. 
Board Chair Statement
It is my pleasure to serve as the board chair for an organization that meaningfully impacts the lives of thousands of metro-OKC people each year.
While our focus is primarily on the people participating in our weekday programs, we also celebrate the positive nature of what we do for participants' caregivers.  Because our clients are elderly, disabled and many suffer from Alzheimer's disease or dementia, their caregivers need a break from the 24/7 duties that can drain a person emotionally and physically.  What we offer caregivers through respite (time off) is an equally valuable service.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma County
Edmond, Guthrie, Moore, Oklahoma City, Del City, Midwest City, Yukon, Mustang, and Jones.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Human Services/Adult Day Care
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers

Daily Living Centers' commitment is to provide the highest quality day health care by providing opportunities for social interaction, to those who may require a more structured, protective environment, our adult day care programs are here to help by offering the following services:

- Door-to-door Limousine and Van Transportation
- Support Groups for Caregivers
- Cost-effective alternative to nursing homes
- Crafts, Games & Contests
- Health & Fitness
- Hydro-massage Whirlpool Bathing
- Socialization
- Medical Monitoring
- A nutritious meal and snacks are served daily
- Promote self-efficacy
- Overnight Respite Care
- ADvantage Case Management 
- 4 Convenient Locations (Edmond, Bethany, South Oklahoma City and Central Oklahoma City)
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Other Health/Disability
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Daily Living Center’s services have a direct impact on our participants’ health and our clients’ quality of life. The benefits of adult day health care are immediate and long lasting to our participants, the caregiver, and we are proud to be Oklahoma’s oldest and largest adult day health care provider.

Like anyone else, older adults need and deserve to have a caring, stimulating and enjoyable environment which supports the capacity for self-care and encourages positive feelings of dignity and self-worth. Caregivers also benefit by having an opportunity for well-deserved respite while tending to other obligations with peace of mind and enhanced overall quality of life. Daily Living Centers provide peace of mind that your loved one is receiving excellent care in a fun and stimulating environment.

Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. As people age, the need for daily activity does not decrease, in fact, it becomes more important. We recognized this need and created a place where older adults living at home can come and enjoy social and therapeutic activities and receive the assistance they require with activities of daily living.

Daily Living Centers has an outstanding reputation state-wide and nationally for our attention to quality care and services. Leading Age has honored DLC five times with their Best Practices Award. In April 2008, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits named DLC the winner statewide and nationally in the Seniors category for the 2008 Nonprofit Excellence Awards, and in March 2008 we received the Aging Innovation Award from the Leading Age in recognition of the opening of the new Wyatt F. Jeltz Independent Living Center in northeast Oklahoma City. 

Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Daily Living Centers has a network of health care professionals who are focused on connecting people with the best available care to fit their loved ones needs. Our counselors, nurses, case managers, and other professionals in the senior market that know the right questions to ask when caregivers are making one of the most important decisions of caring for their loved ones life.

DLC’s Director of Social Services provides this service directly and monitors our participants to ensure that the experience has been comfortable, safe and pleasant. In addition, participants and their caregivers are surveyed regularly to determine their level of satisfaction with the program and their care.

Care plans are conducted every six months on each participant to ensure the highest level of quality care. Each plan involves the registered nurse, social worker, activity director and a caregiver to make sure the participant is reach their full potentials and abilities both mentally, emotionally and physically.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
Daily Living Centers has a 98% success rate of improving the quality of life of our participants, as well as the caregivers. Our goal is to serve seniors in their homes and in the community and keep them out of nursing facilities. 

The following case study is an example of a senior who may need adult day health care services, both for his own well- being and that of his family caregivers:

 Tom is 69 years old and recently suffered a stroke. He needs some care and supervision so he lives with his son and daughter-in-law, David and Sarah. However, because David and Sarah both work, they need help to care for Tom during the day. They found a solution to their problem by having Sarah drop off Tom at the local adult day health care center in the morning, and having David pick him up when he gets off work in the evening. The center monitors Tom’s medications and offers him lunch, some physical therapy, and a chance to socialize with other seniors.

Description Additionally, transportation is provided to seniors in the community to many other venues necessary for the participant to remain independent in the community. Individuals are transported to grocery shopping, medical appointments that cannot be provided by other entities, general shopping at the malls, and beauty shops. These services are provided on a donation basis with no minimum donation required.
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Other Health/Disability People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. The range and complexity of caregiving responsibilities and the stresses associated with arranging, coordinating, and providing care to seniors or individuals with disabilities can take an enormous emotional, physical, and financial toll on family caregivers themselves.
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Each state has different requirements concerning licensing, certification and financial funding. For Adult Day Health Care to become commonplace in our communities there must be more national and state recognition developed with attached financial support. Since it is a low cost, high quality program and since presently 23% of all families performs some sort of care giving functions, I expect to see Adult Day Health Care recognized as an important alternative for caregivers on a National and State level in the near future.

Daily Living Centers (DLC) was the first Adult Day Health Care program in Oklahoma. Established in 1974 it became an independent non-profit 501-(c)3 in 1977. In 1982, DLC helped two other groups establish centers: Tulsa and northeast Oklahoma City. DLC now has four centers and a new home facility at 3000 N Rockwell in Bethany, Oklahoma. Our new facility will allow us to serve 180 more elderly and handicapped individuals each year in the least restrictive environment possible.

We expect to save Oklahomans nearly $6 million per year. Oklahoma Department of Human Services figures show that paying for a senior to attend an Adult Day Health Care center costs an average of less than $5,000 per year. Paying to keep that same senior in a nursing home would cost nearly $38,000 annually.

 The Adult Day Health Care community is asking for your support and ideas on funding this much needed program.

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Brian Rush
Start Date Dec 2016
Email brianrush@dailylivingcenters.org
Experience Mr. Rush, who has extensive experience in the areas of military programs, organizational administration, personnel, budget, finance and communications management, became involved with Daily Living Centers, Inc. as a board member earlier this year. Since 2008, he served as the deputy director of the 752d Operations Support Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, where he had responsibility for management and administration of 45 military and 10 civilians across 17 career fields in the programming, planning, scheduling and regulatory compliance for three squadrons comprised of over 800 members.He also has held other civilian positions with the military since 1989.
Senior Staff
Donna BowersVice President of Operations
Rhonda GrossRN
Nelson MillerChief Financial Officer
Number of Full-time Staff 32
Number of Part-time Staff 10
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 25000
Staff Retention Rate 95
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Caucasian 32
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 3
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 17
Female 25
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes

Daily Living Centers routinely partners with several Oklahoma colleges and universities who utilize us as a hands-on laboratory training site, including: the University of Oklahoma, East Central University, Southern Nazarene University, Langston University, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma State University’s EMT Training Program, and Oklahoma City University’s Physical Therapy Training Program. DLC has also served as a program study site for multiple research studies investigating treatments for Alzheimer’s victims. 

Other partners include: Alzheimer’s Association, AARP, Areawide Aging Agency, Grace Living Centers, Oklahoma Baptist Retirement Homes, Central Oklahoma Parking and Transportation Authority, Oklahoma Senior Nutrition, Oklahoma Council on Aging, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center and Veteran's Administration.

Chamber of Commerce2017
LeadingAge Oklahoma formerly Oklahoma Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (OKAHSA)2017
External Assessments and Accreditations
Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD)2003
Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS)1997
Leading-Edge Care and Service AwardAmerican Association of Homes and Services for the Aging2009
Service Learning AwardOklahoma State University2012
One AwardOklahoma Center for Nonprofits2008
Excellence in Leading Edge Care and ServicesOklahoma Association of Housing and Services2008
Honoring Excellence in Affordable HousingOklahoma Housing Finance Agency2010
Excellence in Community Service and Outreach AwardLeadingAge Oklahoma2016
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Blanket Personal Property
Commercial General Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Computer Equipment and Software
Disability Insurance
Property in Transit and Off Premises
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Accident and Injury Coverage
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? Yes
Board Chair
Name Mr. Ed Hendrix
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Email ed.hendrix@cox.net
Board of Directors
List Current as of Dec 18, 2016
Board of Directors List
Mr. Chris Anderson HertzVoting
Ms Brittany Carter US Air ForceVoting
Mr. Jim Gray RCB Bank PresidentVoting
Ms. Rebecca Hamilton Community VolunteerVoting
Ms Ellyn Hefner Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Ed Hendrix Retired Nursing Home AdministratorVoting
Mrs. Fran Kozakowski Portait StudioVoting
Mr. Brian Laib CPAEide BaillyVoting
Mr. Ken Lambert Cox Business ServicesVoting
Mr. David Lipham Tinker Air Force ProgramerVoting
Mr. Scott Moore Devon EnergyVoting
Mr Ronald Reineke AWACSVoting
Mr. Rick Ross Feed the ChildrenVoting
Mr. Brian Rush President & CEODaily Living Centers, Inc.NonVoting
Mr. Creig Stephens OGEVoting
Mr. Virgil Todd North Rock Community PharmacyVoting
Mr. Jack Werner PhDA to Z InspectionsVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Caucasian 15
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 14
Female 4
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 50 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Campus Planning and Development
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Human Resources / Personnel
Capital Campaign
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2016-June 30, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $2,559,875
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $2,386,875
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$2,628,673$2,365,135$2,174,224
Total Expenses$2,244,251$1,992,501$1,958,910
Revenue Less Expenses$384,422$372,634$215,314
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,900,017$1,228,969$1,032,717
Individual Contributions$51,721$44,329$40,580
Investment Income, Net of Losses$31,259$32,447$28,898
Unrealized Gain/Loss($17,101)$3,211($460)
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$12,350$15,727$14,763
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,839,125$1,552,571$1,489,904
Administration Expense$302,636$321,772$387,211
Fundraising Expense$102,490$118,158$81,795
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.171.191.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%78%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%7%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$5,370,461$4,948,697$4,571,240
Current Assets$2,574,389$2,178,322$1,930,973
Long-Term Liabilities----$18,858
Current Liabilities$117,991$80,649$56,968
Total Net Assets$5,252,470$4,868,048$4,495,414
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities21.8227.0133.90
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Fed $1,900,017Govt - Fed $1,228,969Govt - Fed $1,032,717
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $273,762Earned Revenue $670,893Earned Revenue $792,061
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndirect Public Support $262,955Indirect Public Support $258,559Indirect Public Support $258,665
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Our program provided 358 days of service, averaging 150 individuals per day in our four metro OKC facilities; 30,000 noon meals, 60,000 snacks, 85,000 nursing contacts, 26,000 transportation contacts and over a million activity contacts.
Seventy-five percent of participants reported satisfaction with the program, 25 percent did not respond to the survey and there were no negative responses.
We provided over $1,000,000 worth of free services to low income individuals.
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
Address PO Box 608
Bethany, OK 73008 4649
Primary Phone 405 792-2401
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/dlc/
CEO/Executive Director Brian Rush
Board Chair Mr. Ed Hendrix
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired


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