Friends of Adult Day Health Care
Friends of Adult Day Health Care is committed to promoting the health, dignity, and independence of frail older and disabled adults, and their caregivers by supporting Yolo Adult Day Health Center through fundraising and community awareness.
Yolo Adult Day Health Center (YADHC) serves adults over the age of 18 who have multiple chronic care needs. This includes frail elders, head trauma patients, stroke victims, psychiatric patients, and adults struggling with diagnoses such as dementia, Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis and much more. Many YADHC participants require 24-hour assistance in order to remain in their home. Often care is provided by a spouse or adult child who, without our program, would be unable to work outside the home or have a break from their stressful duties. The Center combines both medical and social services to become a setting of choice that enhances a person's quality of life and also saves significant health care dollars.
Services offered include nursing, rehabilitative therapies, social work, person-centered activities, specialized dementia care, a noon meal, transportation, podiatry and a robust community education component, and caregiver support groups.
- Remodel for the 32 year old building: re-carpeted, tiled bathrooms and kitchen, upgraded entrance way, new cabinetry, upgraded office furniture, new counter tops in kitchen, upgraded nurses' station, purchased physical therapy equipment, improved lighting and more.
- The project improved participant safety and overall presentation to clients and community.
- Purchased minivan to provide patient transportation in very rural areas.
- Hosted Donor Appreciation Open House in 2015.
- Showcased many upgrades funded by their contributions.
Some of the 2015 accomplishments include:
- Client Satisfaction Scores: 3.7/4.0
- 380 hours/month of volunteer support
- 400 hours of caregiver consultation to 100 families
- 120 participants plus family caregivers served
- 24.1% reduction in hospital admissions
- 23.6% reduction in emergency room visits
- 85% of all participants are very low income (Medi-Cal)