ElderCenter Adult Day Care

Professional Adult Day Services Offered Through the ElderCenter

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center understands that caring for an impaired or frail adult is difficult to do alone. That is why we developed our full-service adult day care center, the ElderCenter. UH Parma Medical Center’s ElderCenter is designed as an alternative to nursing homes, while offering the peace of mind and capabilities of a full-service facility. Because we know that the care and well-being of a loved one is always top priority for family members, we treat our ElderCenter members like members of our own family.

About the ElderCenter

ElderCenter is a non-profit, secured, wheelchair-accessible facility that can provide a few hours or full days of rest to adults in need.

Participants range in age from 18 to 100+ years old with varying ability levels. Each participant has a personalized plan of care tailored to meet his or her individual social, emotional, recreational, physical and mental needs. Our members look forward to visiting the ElderCenter to participate in activities appropriate for mild to moderately impaired adults.

What to Expect During a Typical Day

Because variety is the key to keeping the brain active, every day is different at the ElderCenter. Our programs are designed to keep participants mentally and physically engaged through a variety of activities, including:

  • Arts
  • Crafts
  • Dancing
  • Field trips
  • Games
  • Intergenerational programs
  • Music
  • Light exercise
  • Singing

A continental breakfast is included each morning, along with a hot nutritious lunch and a healthy snack.

Additional Support for Caregivers

In addition to our daily program, UH Parma Medical Center’s ElderCenter provides medication management and support groups. Limited transportation to these groups is available.

Caregivers may request additional services including:

  • 24-hour respite care
  • Extended hours
  • Full-service hair care
  • Podiatry visits
  • Wheelchair-accessible showers

What Makes the ElderCenter Different

ElderCenter at UH Parma Medical Center is an alternative to nursing homes, while offering the full capability of a hospital. Our program provides:

  • Registered and licensed practical nurses
  • Seasoned staff with 1:6 ratio
  • Resources of a full-service hospital
  • Stimulating social activities
  • Medication management

An Affordable Adult Day Care Option

UH Parma Medical Center's ElderCenter is committed to remaining one of the most affordable, full-service facilities in the area. Please call 440-743-2660 for rate information. Funding and scholarships may be available through:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • PASSPORT, a Medicaid waiver program
  • Private insurance

Additional Programs at the ElderCenter

Beyond Driving with Dignity: This driver self-assessment is a program of Keeping Us Safe, a national organization founded by a retired Ohio State Highway Patrolman to keep older drivers safe on the roads. A licensed practical nurse (LPN) experienced in working with older adults and professionally certified for this program conducts the driver self-assessment. The program costs $250 for the self-assessment, which includes a workbook and resources to keep. For more information on Beyond Driving with Dignity or to register for the driver self-assessment, please call 440-743-2777.

The Club: A retreat for individuals experiencing mild memory loss, The Club provides a structured social program for members who may have mild cognitive impairment or be entering the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, suffering some losses such as job skills, social status, initiative and judgment. However, members must still be able to manage personal care needs, including medication. Members must have a social presence to take part in guiding The Club’s daily activities, which may include discussions, reminiscence sessions, field trips and exercise. Call 440-743-4847 for more information.

The Club meets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our Shared Commitment for Community Health: The ElderCenter Campaign

The ElderCenter Campaign

Improvement plans for the Adult Day Services located at the State Road Health Education Center include:

  • The Solarium for year-round enjoyment of nature and calming activities
  • The Living Garden for Life: expanded outside areas where participants can independently and safely enjoy beautiful, inspirational gardens
  • Physician office facility for the utilization of geriatric assessment and podiatrist visits
  • Salon for improved hair care services
  • Shower and grooming services so essential to clients
  • New nurses’ station and treatment room
  • New therapy room

Phase 1 renovations have been completed.

Please watch this video to find out what inspired two of our donors to support this important project.

Learn more about giving to the ElderCenter Campaign.

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