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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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