ElderCenter Adult Day Care

Professional, Compassionate Day Services for Older Adults

At University Hospitals, we understand that caring for an adult with limited physical and/or cognitive abilities can be difficult and stressful for the caregiver. For this reason, we developed the ElderCenter – a full-service adult day care center. Designed as an alternative to nursing home care, the ElderCenter provides the capabilities of a full-service facility along with peace of mind for caregivers. We know that the care and well-being of their loved one is a top priority so we treat our ElderCenter members like family.

About the ElderCenter

The ElderCenter is a non-profit, secured, wheelchair-accessible facility located in Parma that provides care to older adults on a flexible schedule. Some clients are with us for a few hours once or twice a week while others may come on a full or close-to-full time schedule. 24 hour respite care is also available upon request.

We develop a personalized plan of care for each participant that is tailored to meet their unique social, emotional, recreational, physical and cognitive needs. Plans are devised to include only those activities and programs that are appropriate for the individual’s needs and abilities. Caregivers may also request full-service hair care and/or personal hygiene care (shower and shampoo) for their loved one.

Transportation may be available to and from the center for those who live in the surrounding communities.

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

Caregivers are invited to participate in one or both of our support groups.

Alzheimer Support Group

Meets the first Tuesday of each month from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Caregiver Support Group

Meets the second Friday of each month from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

What Makes the ElderCenter Different?

Our program provides an alternative to nursing home care that is appealing to many caregivers. We offer:

  • Registered and licensed practical nurses
  • A seasoned staff with a 1:6 caregiver/patient ratio
  • On site resource center
  • Stimulating social and recreational activities
  • Medication management (per program guidelines)

An Affordable Adult Day Care Option

The ElderCenter is committed to remaining one of the most affordable, full-service facilities in the area. Funding may also be available through:

  • PASSPORT, a Medicaid waiver program
  • Long Term Care Insurance

Call 440-743-2660 for rate information.

Additional Programs at the ElderCenter

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 and are suffering some losses such as job skills, social status, initiative and judgment. However, members must still be able to manage personal care needs, including medications. 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, Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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 and includes take-home materials and resources. For more information on Beyond Driving with Dignity or to register for the driver self-assessment, please call 440-743-2777.

What UH Employees are saying about the ElderCenter Programs

“The ElderCenter provides the social interaction that my mother-in-law needs since she is not very social. It has been a tremendous help for us, and we highly recommend it to others.”

Shelly Scagg, UH Medical Assistant

“The Club staff are very special people. They do their job with such compassion and it’s so very obvious that they love their work.”

Jean Harle, Former UH Personnel Director and current UH Volunteer

Learn More

For more information about the Center for Lifelong Health at University Hospitals, please call 1-844-312-LIFE (5433).

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