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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: When should I consider an Adult Day and Community Support Services Program?

A: It is always important to be prepared and the sooner your person can start, the longer they will receive the benefits of our stimulating program. Supports like our Adult Day and Community Support Services programs enable caregivers to have reliable options for immediate respite. It gives the person an opportunity to develop a routine, improve independence, and make connections.

Q. Does the person I care for qualify for Adult Day and Community Support Services?

Bridges Adult Day and Community Support Services programs serve people with a wide array of abilities and diagnoses.  We welcome adults who are 60-plus and disabled adults 19 years of age and older with:

  • A need for supervision
  • A need for a social outlet
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Medical conditions
  • Alzheimer’s or other dementias
  • Visual problems

Q: What does a person do at an Adult Day and Community Support Services program?

A: Each consumer is a unique individual; all encompassing different needs and interests. 

  • Activities may include: Bingo, Art and Music, Special Olympics, Outings
  • Skill Building Assistance may include: Building healthy relationships, communication skills, gross and fine motor skills, meal/eating preparation, skills that support independence

There are several group and individual activities for members to choose from at any given time throughout the day.

Q: Are meals provided or do I need to package lunch?

A: Our Adult Day and Community Support Services programs provides a continental breakfast, catered hot lunch, and afternoon snack serve. Did you know that 83% of people over the age of 65 are at risk of malnutrition? But there is hope! A study showed that people who ate among company in a social setting increased their food intake by 50%.

Q: What training does Adult Day and Community Support Services staff have? 

A: Each staff member is a Certified Residential Medication Aid as well as Certified Direct Support Professionals.  We also take pride in being a resource to provide many referral services for all different avenues of life.

Q: How do I encourage my loved one to try an Adult Day and Community Support Services Program?

A: We provide a free visit for the prospective consumer to give our program a try;  focusing on the positives of social interaction, physical and mental stimulation, and enhancing their quality/purpose of life. Members make new friends, engage in old hobbies, and experience hands on learning with new ones. 

Q: We're ready! What are the next steps?

A: Let our qualified staff help you determine the best funding source for your situation. Email us at [email protected] or call one of our centers:

Cohen Community Center
22 Town Farm Road, Hallowell
207.620.1193
 
Muskie Community Center
38 Gold Street, Waterville
207.660.9265
 
Somerset Community Center
30 Leavitt Street, Skowhegan
207.612.5120
 
Waldo Community Center
18 Merriam Road, Belfast
207.930.8080

 

 

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