Adult Social Day Program

Nascentia Health’s Eldercare Social Day Program offers people who have long-term care with a safe and protective home-like setting outside of their homes. Consistent, therapeutic programs and approaches provide a variety of health, social and supportive services. Activities are structured and include discussion of current events, arts and crafts, exercise, games, meals and snacks.

At Nascentia Health, we also understand that caregivers need a respite in order to have time for themselves or to fulfill their many other responsibilities outside of caregiving. When their loved ones are participants in the social day program, caregivers can rest assured knowing their loved one is being cared for in a safe, socially stimulating environment.

Who Can Attend?

In order to create an environment that’s both safe and fulfilling for all participants, the following criteria must be met by prospective participants:

  • Must be able to benefit from the program
  • Must be able to remain safe while attending the program
  • Must be able to be redirected
  • Must be able to stand with the assistance of one to transfer to a chair or toilet
  • Must have manageable incontinence
  • Must attend a minimum of one day each week
  • Must be present for lunch each day they attend the program

How is personal care administered?

Medications are self administered under the supervision of our trained staff. Special diets may be available, and dietary needs should be discussed with the Administrator or Nurse Manager. Program aides provide assistance with toileting, walking and eating if necessary, and the entire program site is handicap accessible. Participants will enjoy educational programs, exercise, socialization and other entertainment opportunities. They will also get the care they need, with medication regimen reminders, personal care assistance, and nutritious lunch and snacks provided.

Typical Daily Schedule

What is the typical daily schedule?

  • 7:30-8:30: Arrival/TV News
  • 8:30-9:30: Coffee & Toast/Schedule for the Day/Newspaper Highlights
  • 9:30-10:00: Morning Exercise
  • 10:00-10:30: Juice Break/Conversation
  • 10:30-11:20: Arts & Crafts/Trivia
  • 11:20-11:40: Preparing for Lunch
  • 11:40-1:00: Lunch
  • 1:00-1:30: Music Relaxation/Conversation/Reading
  • 1:30-2:30: Afternoon Activity 1
  • 2:30-3:00: Afternoon Snack/Conversation
  • 3:00-4:00: Afternoon Activity 2 – Games/Word Games
  • 4:00-5:00: Music/DVD/TV/Conversation

Program Benefits

How will participants benefit?

  • Decreased incidence of incontinence & skin breakdown
  • Family counseling and support
  • Intergenerational programs
  • Increased confidence & feelings of self-worth
  • Increased mobility
  • Opportunities for friendship & companionship
  • Opportunities for creative expression through music, arts and crafts
  • Reduced incidence of agitation/challenging behavior
  • Supervision and monitoring

Program Costs

How is program cost determined?

Fees are based on full or partial-day rates, and billing is done monthly. Financial assistance is available on a limited basis for qualified applicants through the Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth.

How can I learn more?

Those interested in the program are offered a free guest day and/or tour of our facility. To schedule a guest day or tour, or to learn more about our program, please call us at 1-888-477-HOME (TTY/TDD: 711).