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What types of medical or personal care services does Day-Break at Farmington provide?
Day-Break can provide showers, tend to wounds, take vitals, remind members to take their medicine, and even administer medications. We also provide incontinent care, from gentle reminders to full assistance. Because we get to know each client individually, we'll be aware of any changes in health and can immediately arrange for intervention by the client’s physician, if necessary.
What types of activities do participants take part in?
Our activities are designed to enhance cognition and motor skills. Most importantly, though, our activities allow members to simply have fun. To ensure this, we also try to incorporate our clients’ interests and hobbies as much as possible.
What type of shape do you have to be in to take part in the daily activities?
Some of our participants can not fully participate in each activity due to personal limitations. This is why we have a personal plan of care for each individual and a continuous reassessment of the viability of continued membership in the Day-Break program.
What are your staffing ratios?
We usually exceed the state standard of one staff member for every seven participants.
Can I afford Day-Break at Farmington?
You might be surprised how affordable it is. There are many ways to afford high quality care for seniors during the day. Some of our clients are eligible for insurance benefits. But even if that option is not available, compared to the cost of a nursing home or in-home services, Day-Break is very affordable. Clients pay a daily fee that includes all services like transportation, nursing care, meals, personal care, activities, etc. There are no hidden costs or fees.
If you miss a scheduled day, do you still have to pay for it?
No. Ideally, we would like 24-hour notice. But life happens, and if it's not a regular occurrence, it's no problem.
Which insurance, programs, or grants am I eligible for?
- Long term insurance: Each insurance policy for longterm health care is different. We can coordinate with your insurance provider to determine your eligibility.
- Medicare and Medicaid: You may be eligible for the staterun Home Care Program for Elders. We can help determine if you are eligible and help you through the approval process.
- Long term insurance: There are grants available for those with Alzheimer's or dementia-related conditions. We can help you determine if there's a grant for you.
Can you accommodate special diets?
Our nutritious and delicious menu is suited to a diabetic and low-sodium diet, but we can accommodate other special diets, such as puree diets, and accommodate food allergies, as well.
Do you have a program for dementia and Alzheimer's clients?
We do. We offer activities that are designed for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer's. Please contact us at 860.747.4093 so we can discuss your specific needs.
What time does the bus pick clients up?
As part of our commitment to individualized care, whenever possible, we adapt our morning pick-up and afternoon drop-off times to meet your needs. Contact us at 860.747.4093 to discuss the timing that works best for you.
What towns do you serve?
Check out our general service area. We consider every request for care, regardless of location. If you'd like to find out if we can travel to you, contact us at 860.747.4093.
Are scheduled days and times flexible?
Yes. If you need to change times because of a change in your schedule, you can let us know what works for you and we'll do our best to accommodate.
Do I have to have a fixed schedule for attending?
In most cases, a fixed schedule is best for our members because routine is crucial to their calm and well-being. If people have particular needs, we will always accommodate—such as accommodating when the primary caregiver is under the weather and needs time to get healthier/stronger, or to accommodate doctor’s appointments.
Where can I go for additional information?
For more information about programs and support for the elderly in CT, we recommend the following links:
Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimers Association
CT home care program for the elders
Connectiticut Community Cares Inc
North Central Area Agency on Aging
Connecticut association of adult day centers