West Suburban Senior Services’ Adult Day Services are designed to provide care and companionship for seniors who need assistance or supervision. The program offers relief to family members or caregivers and allows the freedom to go to work, handle personal business or just relax while knowing their loved ones are well cared for and safe.
The Adult Day Services specialized programs are designed to help older and impaired adults live as normal and happy lives as possible, while remaining in the familiar environment of their own homes and communities. The Adult Day Services programs promote maximum independence for the older adult and create opportunities for companionship and socialization.
Goals-The goals of the programs are to delay or prevent institutionalization by providing alternative care, to enhance self esteem and encourage socialization.
Staff and Services- The staff at each Adult Day Services work together to create an environment that is safe, secure and stimulating. A nurse monitors medications and health needs. A social worker offers support services to participants and families. The activity staff plan activities, exercises and recreational programs, keeping in mind the abilities, attention spans and interests of all the participants.
Costs- The monthly contributions are based on a sliding scale according to the participants monthly income and number of days attended per week. Clients are encouraged to attend five days per week and there is a two day per week minimum attendance. Residents of Berwyn, Cicero, Lyons, and Riverside townships may be eligible for support from the Illinois Department on Aging. Veterans may be eligible for a Veterans Administration contract which assists with the monthly contribution.
The Adult Day Services Centers are for you as a participant if you would like to meet new friends, if you would like to be part of a unique group of seniors in a pleasant and comfortable environment, or if you need assistance with activities of daily living. The Adult Day Services Centers are for you as a caregiver if you need a break from the constant care of an elderly relative, if you work and don’t want to leave an elderly person home during the day or if your elderly relative requires supervision, assistance, or socialization.
Adult Day Services is just one of the many services offered by West Suburban Senior Services since 1972. West Suburban Senior Services’ Adult Day Services Centers have served thousands of senior citizens and their families and have been recognized as a leader in the Adult Day Services field, as well as having served as a model for similar programs.
The Treatment Team works within the Adult Day Services program and travels to both the Bellwood and La Grange centers. The Team serves approximately forty clients from the areas of Metropolitan Chicago, Lyons, LaGrange and Proviso Township, whom currently participate in the Adult Day Services program.
The treatment team includes an activities director and three treatment staff members, as well as four care assistants and a nurse. Programming and activities provides mental and physical stimulation and opportunities for progressive learning. Clients participate in daily activities four times per week in the following areas: social work and relationships, through of personal wellbeing and awareness training; recreational therapy, through organized games and role play; literary therapy through writing stories and the use of classic and contemporary works of literature; and art therapy through the development of creative and expressive projects. Clients also participate in order to improve fine motor skills and manual dexterity, hand and eye coordination, memory and direction-following/learning progression.
The Treatment Team has a planned assessment strategy to determine what activities and characteristics give evidence to the fact that clients can apply skills to master content through individual productive work. With time, our client assessments will show the extent to which each client was able to develop or improve unique character strengths, mental/physical abilities, participatory and organizational levels. Each activity will be assessed to discern its value and effectiveness. The assessment strategy will allow the Treatment Team to make proper quality checks on our program and permit us to illustrate productivity and success.
The goal of the Treatment Team is to develop and uphold a participant-centered program that is voluntary, supports a sense of well-being, reflects positively our clients’ perception of themselves, their social status and role, and that ensures success and satisfaction on personal, physical, social and expressive levels.
West Suburban Senior Services Adult Day Services program serves the following: Cook County including Berwyn, Cicero, Proviso, Palos, Orland, Lyons, and Riverside Townships. DuPage County including Addison, Bloomingdale, Downers Grove, Lisle, Milton, Naperville, Wayne, Winfield, and York Townships. Will County including Channahon, Crete, Custer, Florence, Frankfort, Green Garden, Jackson, Joliet, Lockport, Manhattan, Monee, New Lenox, Reed, Troy, Washington, Wesley, Wheatland, Will, Wilmington, and Wilton Townships.
The following paperwork needed for the Adult Day Service Program:
1) Photo ID
2) Insurance Card (Medicare card, Medicaid card etc….)
3) Advance Directive (DNR-Do not Resuscitate)-Mandated Document for the Program
4) Power of Attorney for Healthcare
5) Power of Attorney for Financial/Estate
6) Living Will
7) Representative Payee
(Please Note: If you need help getting these documents we do have a lawyer at the Bellwood location to help assist you with Power of Attorney, Living Will documents)
Please download and print the required documents for the Adult Day Services Program.