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    Slide 1:Community Care Services Adult Day Centres

    Adult day programs assist seniors and adults with disabilities to continue to live in their own homes by providing supportive group programs and activities that assist with daily activities or give clients a chance to be more involved in their community.

    Slide 2:Community Care Services Adult Day Centres

    Activities vary with each centre. They may include: personal care services, such as bathing programs and administering medications; therapeutic recreation and social activities; caregiver respite, education and support; and in some centres, meals and transportation may also be provided or arranged.

    Slide 3:Community Care Services Adult Day Centres

    Clients may attend an adult day program in addition to receiving other services, such as Meals-on-Wheels and home support. Many programs are connected with residential care facilities, while others operate independently.

    Slide 4:Crossreach Adult Day Centre

    Crossreach is a non-profit society, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, that provides services to seniors. Crossreach operates an adult day centre which provides a safe setting, social interaction and other programs for seniors able to remain at home alone during the day or who would otherwise be deprived of contact with others, and also provides respite for caregivers. We are committed to supporting the independent living of seniors and improving their lifestyle, so that seniors can age in place for as long as they are able to. We are located at 3348 West Broadway, in our own building, which was specifically designed for adults. We provide a smoke-free environment in bright, spacious and wheelchair accessible premises. We have a commercial kitchen in which our professional chef prepares healthy, nutritionally-balanced snacks and meals. Our dining facility can seat up to 60 people, and can be booked for private events. Membership in Crossreach is available to anyone for an annual fee of $25. Senior members who are clients of Crossreach pay an annual fee of $10.

    Slide 5:Crossreach Adult Day Centre

    How Clients are Selected To be eligible to participate in Crossreach as a client, you must be 65plus live in the West Point Grey area of Vancouver (including Kitsilano, Kerrisdale, Dunbar and Point Grey) be referred to us (either by a doctor, family member or referring agency) meet with a representative of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, who will assess your needs and determine if our services will be of benefit be issued a long-term care number by the Health Authority, and meet with our client co-ordinators in your home Our client co-ordinator is happy to help you and your family to obtain an appointment with the appropriate referring agency.

    Slide 6:Crossreach Adult Day Centre

    Crossreach is open for clients from Monday to Friday each week. A typical day at Crossreach includes a morning snack, exercises and music, a healthy hot lunch, crafts and games, outings to parks,and other activities designed to entertain, stimulate and engage our seniors. Crossreach is authorized to provide its services by the provincial Ministry of Health, through the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, from which we receive funds for operations. To supplement the funds received from the Health Authority, we charge a small "daily fee" to our clients to cover part of the costs of the meals and activities. We also organize fund-raising events during the year and raise funds from donations and legacies, memberships, rentals of our premises, catering services, family dinners and partnerships with business.

    Slide 7:Crossreach Adult Day Centre

    A Day At Crossreach 8:30 a.m. We phone you to ask if you are joining us today 9:30- 10:00 am Handi-dart arrives to collect you (Handi-dart charges a small fee) 10:30a.m. Arrive at Crossreach and enjoy a fresh muffin and coffee or tea 11:00a.m. Morning Session: exercises, yoga, music therapy Noon Enjoy a fresh healthy hot lunch prepared by our chef 1:30 p.m. Afternoon activities: crafts or games, discussion groups, perhaps an outing in our 18-passenger bus to a local pub, park or Wal-Mart 3:00 p.m.Handi-dart takes you home

    Slide 8:Crossreach Adult Day Centre

    Nutrition Program and Menu We have a commercial kitchen and a professional chef. Morning Snack - the morning snack is usually coffee or tea, along with a freshly baked muffin, scone or other delight. Noon Meal - our lunches are designed mainly for our clients who are spending the day with us. However, we welcome family and friends of our seniors. The cost of the lunch for clients is covered by the daily fee. The lunch is nutritionally balanced, and consists of soup, a hot entree and a dessert. There is always water, coffee, tea and juice. Afternoon Nutrition Break - on days when we offer afternoon activities at Crossreach, we provide afternoon coffee, tea or juice. On occasion one of our staff or clients will contribute baked goods for our afternoon break!

    Slide 9:Community Care Services Caregiver Relief/Respite

    Many people receiving home and community care services are assisted by non-professional caregivers, often a friend or family member. Respite care can give the caregiver temporary relief from the emotional and physical demands of caring for a friend or family member. It gives caregivers the opportunity to join in community activities, while renewing their energies so they may continue to provide quality care.

    Slide 10:Community Care Services Caregiver Relief/Respite

    Respite may take the form of a service in the client's home. Or, the client may be admitted, on a short-term basis, to a residential care facility, hospice or other community care setting. Caregivers may also take a break while the client attends an adult day centre or is receiving home support services.

    Slide 11:Community Care Services Assisted Living

    Assisted living residences provide housing, hospitality services and personalized assistance services for adults who can live independently but require regular assistance with daily activities, usually because of age, illness or disabilities. Support services promote occupants' independence, while involving family and friends in their care. Assisted living residences combine building features and services that enable people to remain in their community as long as they are able to self-direct their own care. They maximize independence, while promoting choice, self-direction and dignity.

    Slide 12:Community Care Services Assisted Living

    Housing Assisted living residences can range from a highrise apartment complex to a private home. Units can vary from one room to private, self-contained apartments. Residences may be located on their own or housed with other residential options, such as supportive housing (for people with lower care needs) or residential care.

    Slide 13:Community Care Services Assisted Living

    Building History2006 Suites56 one-bedroom suites Onsite Amenities Dining room Library Computer Stations Social Lounge

    Slide 14:Community Care Services Assisted Living

    Health Care Personal Care Services will be provided. Emergency Response24-hour emergency on-call system is provided in each suite. Mount Saint Josephs Hospital is a ten-minute drive from Clarendon Court. A pharmacy, along with medical and dental offices is located in the mall across the street.

    Slide 15:Community Care Services Assisted Living

    Services Hospitality services consist of: meals; housekeeping; laundry; social and recreational opportunities; and a 24-hour response system. Personal assistance services may include assistance with tasks like bathing, grooming, dressing and mobility. Other specific nursing and rehabilitation tasks, such as assistance with medication, may be delegated by a health care professional to personal assistance staff.

    Slide 16:Community Care Services Assisted Living

    Moving In Publicly-funded assisted living residences are available to seniors and people with disabilities who: are able to make informed decisions about their daily activities and personal assistance services; and are able to communicate and be understood by personal assistance staff or by a spouse living with them who can communicate with staff on their behalf; and are able to use an emergency response system and take direction in an emergency, such as a fire.

    Slide 17:Community Care Services Assisted Living

    Moving Out A client is required to move out of assisted living if: they are no longer able to self-direct their own care; or their behavior jeopardizes their or others' safety and well-being; or they are not complying with the terms of their occupancy (or residency) agreement. If a client's care needs can no longer be met in an assisted living residence, they may be eligible to move into a residential care facility or will be helped to locate other appropriate accommodation and services.

    Slide 18:Community Care Services Assisted Living

    Health and Safety Under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act, all assisted living residences must be registered with the assisted living Registrar. The Registrar ensures assisted living residences provide services to residents in a manner that does not jeopardize their health and safety.