Helen F. Wilson Adult Medical Day Program
The Adult Medical Day Program provides direct care to
persons who continue to live at home, but who need some assistance in
their daily lives. The Program provides social supports and networks
which allow for independence, maximizing self-care and attaining the
highest quality of life possible for each individual.
Participants in the Adult Medical Day Program may
- socially isolated
- in need of personal care
- living with memory problems
- limited in the ability to live
- recovering from a stroke, heart attack,
- physically impaired
- unable to attend a senior center due to
the need for assistance and supervision
- considering moving into a nursing home
Benefits of the Program
The Adult Medical Day Program provides assistance and
peace of mind to individuals and their families as it
helps individuals to remain in their own
homes despite needing personal assistance
prevents or delays costly long term care
reduces unnecessary hospitalizations by
providing nursing supervision and ongoing health monitoring
keeps the individual connected to the
community relieves or prevents caregiver burnout by providing
support, respite and education for families and other caregivers
Respite for Caregivers
Many families overlook the Adult Medical Day Program
as a practical option for senior care. The Adult Medical Day Program
helps at-home caregivers stay connected to the community, friends and
family by providing support and time away from their
Adult day services are a welcome respite opportunity
for caregivers who work or who need stretches of time away from their
loved one to complete tasks, socialize or just relax and renew.
While a loved one enjoys time at the Center,
families can work, spend time with other family or friends and get
needed rest and relaxation.
The adult day program allows caregivers to continue
working outside the home, receive help with the physical care of a
loved one, avoid the need of placing a loved one in institutional
care, and have a break from what can be a "24/7" responsibility.
Care & Services
Social Interaction and Support
Social interaction and support are an
important part of the Adult Medical Day Program daily services and
Basic goals are to help individuals maintain
their cognitive, physical and functional abilities by promoting,
mental alertness, physical activity and socialization.
To achieve those aims, the Adult Day Program
provides a robust and varied schedule of physical activities, social
engagement and recreation programs for participants.
Attentive staff members work closely with
individuals to create a pleasant and up-beat environment while giving
encouragement and assistance throughout the day as needed.
Activities include: word games, board games, cards,
current events, arts and crafts, discussions, baking and cooking
projects, indoor bowling, movies, picnics and seasonal and holiday
Cost of the Adult Medical Day Program
The cost of an adult medical day program is much
less than a nursing home.
The cost of an adult medical day program is much
less than an assisted living community.
A full day of the adult medical day program is
much less than a comparable number of hours of in-home care.
Private Payment: Many individuals pay for the adult
medical day program through retirement benefits, savings and
assistance from family members
Medicaid or Choices For Independence: Medicaid will
pay most or all of the costs in a licensed adult medical day
programs for participants who have medical needs and very low income
with few assets.
Veterans Affairs: Men and women who have served in
the armed forces may qualify for up to two days of full services
Long Term Care Insurance: More long-term care
insurance policies are starting to cover the cost of adult medical
Our Adult Medical
Day Program is located at the Rockingham County Nursing Home Campus,
in Brentwood, New Hampshire.
The Adult Medical
Day Program operates Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM until 4:30 PM.
Contact us to request information about the Program or to arrange for
a visit to the Center:
Helen Kolifrath, Director
Phone: 603-679-5335 ext. 9156
Helen F. Wilson
The Honorable Helen
F. Wilson was instrumental in the founding of the Rockingham County
Adult Medical Day Program. An advocate for the elderly and needy of
Rockingham County, Ms. Wilson served on the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners
and was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, where she was a
very active member in the County Delegation. Commissioner Wilson recognized
the intrinsic value of the County community offering a program for individuals
who needed a level of direct care and social activities but who were
much better off continuing to live in their home and community. It was
out of this vision that the Rockingham County Adult Medical Day Program
was born in 1980. Today the program continues to thrive and is a vital
part of the County's long-term care program.
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