Adult Day Health Center
The Via Christi HOPE Adult Day Health Center is the hub for all of your care services. Some services — such as primary medical care, lab tests, therapy, social activities and more — will take place on-site. Others — such as transportation, specialty care and more — may be provided outside of the center, but are still coordinated by your care team through the day center.
Primary medical care, along with lab tests and x-rays, will be provided in the Via Christi HOPE Clinic, which is located at the Center. For more information on medical care and services, see the medical care section.
Whether you prefer group get-togethers or simply chatting over a cup of coffee, you can find activities you can enjoy at Via Christi HOPE. We have two large day centers and you can choose to attend activities at either center. Monthly calendars are displayed in each day center
- Arts and crafts
- Cooking activities
- Group exercises
We also have groups from the community come in at times to provide entertainment or to educate on different topics. Periodically, we will organize community outings as well. You can also participate in individual or self-initiated activities in the day centers. Lunch is provided daily.
In addition to our two larger adult day centers at Via Christi HOPE, we also offer Friendship Gardens. This specialized room is reserved for our participants who function better in a smaller environment due to a variety of issues, such as dementia. The staff at Via Christi HOPE will assess if participants are appropriate for Friendship Gardens.
Friendship Gardens allows for more individual attention and programming by providing a higher ratio of staff and smaller number of participants. The room has a variety of activities and equipment specifically designed to stimulate the different senses. Activities are planned according to the functional and cognitive needs of the participants.
Therapy services and durable medical equipment
During your pre-enrollment assessment, a rehab representative will evaluate you to determine your physical abilities and therapy needs. A home evaluation will then be scheduled to determine your function and needs in your home environment. We will also assess the need for medical equipment, which will be provided if deemed necessary.
Once you join Via Christi HOPE, you will be assigned a personal social worker. Your social worker will promote collaboration between you, your family members and your HOPE multidisciplinary team. You can turn to your social worker for assistance with public resources, paid support services and natural supports (such as family and friends), helping you make informed decisions regarding your care.
A nutrition assessment will be completed every six months, and as needed, to address any nutritional needs or concerns. At the day center, snacks are available and a hot meal is provided daily.
Nutrition education classes and cooking demos are offered at the Adult Day Health Center. One-on-one nutrition education is also provided to those with specified diet orders — or nutritional needs.