Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What types of services are included in PCH’s adult day health programs?
PCH’s adult day health programs operate Monday through Friday from 6:30 am until 6:00 pm. We provide a safe, structured day time environment that includes: comprehensive nursing care; recreation program; service coordination; specialized memory care; Registered Dietician-approved nutrition and hydration; and caregiver support. For more information, visit the Services page.
What are your hours of operation?
Full day programs are available beginning at two days per week, Monday-Friday, 6:30 am until 6:00 pm. In case of inclement weather, we follow Gwinnett County school closings.
What is the cost of PCH’s adult day health program? Are there resources available to help with reimbursement?
The cost of PCH’s day programs are $85 per day or $100 per day, depending upon a participant’s health care needs (as determined by the initial medical assessment conducted by a Registered Nurse of PCH). While PCH currently does not accept Medicaid, long-term care insurance is accepted and scholarships are available. During the intake process, PCH staff will discuss with participants/caregivers the private pay, long-term care insurance, and scholarship options.
What type of nursing care is provided at PCH?
PCH is staffed by Registered Nurses (RNs) who are available on site at all times and are responsible for overseeing the health needs of PCH participants. Upon a participant’s admission, PCH nurses complete a physical and mental status assessment, which is used to develop an individualized care plan. Quarterly assessments are provided to promote good health and optimum functioning. PCH nurses maintain contact with each participant’s healthcare provider, and administer medications and treatments as ordered by the physician. Referrals can also be arranged for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists to provide services to participants on site.
What types of activities are offered during the day?
The goal of PCH’s recreation program is to provide an environment in which seniors and adults with medical or cognitive challenges socialize with peers, participate in meaningful activities, exercise their minds and bodies, and have fun. PCH organizes the following activities for participants, among others: Exercise (e.g., chair yoga), arts and crafts, adaptive touch screen technology, live music, cooking classes, gardening, current events and news, trivia, games, animal therapy, poetry and book groups, and to see this month’s activities calendar.
Does the program serve individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease?
PCH programming is tailored to meet the specialized needs of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Specialized memory care services include small group activities, close supervision at meal time, caregiver support, and failure-free recreation activities. Failure-free activities are designed to target long-term memory and allow participants to use their remaining cognitive skills while enhancing self-esteem and dignity. PCH has a separate program room for participants who are best served by a quieter, less stimulating environment. PCH staff receives ongoing education in the best practices of Alzheimer’s care, including sensory stimulation strategies, specialized communication techniques, and behavioral interventions. PCH have badge-controlled entries and WanderGuard® to ensure that participants who are inclined to wander remain secure.
How does a person sign up for PCH’s adult day health programs?
To begin the enrollment process, please complete our online Enrollment Inquiry form. We will answer any questions you may have and schedule a tour for you. Prior to your/your loved one’s first day at a PCH, a scheduled tour must be completed, a doctor’s order must be obtained, and an assessment with a clinician must be completed. Tours are available on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am or by appointment only.