Morning Site Visit – Local
(October 15, 2015, 8:30am-11:30am) | Begin boarding the bus at 8:15am
The Restorative Life Enrichment Program at Benevilla
Sun City, AZ
The Restorative Life Enrichment program at Benevilla is one of their six adult day centers that features specialized programming to meet specific needs – from memory care, to physical therapy, stroke survivors, and Parkinson’s members. Members benefit from a “person-centered care” philosophy and the support they need, while caregivers receive the resources they need to energize themselves. Person-centered care extends beyond daily care at this CARF® accredited center to provide restorative, speech, and occupational therapy for persons recovering from a stroke, injury, Parkinson’s, or other physical challenges requiring physical therapy. The focus of restorative therapy is on each person’s potential rather than on a diagnosis or limitations. By creating a team approach of personalized, short-term, and achievable goals, members are encouraged to reach and maintain their highest level of function. A Physical Therapist does an initial assessment and every 6 months, and a registered nurse provides medical oversight. Visit this innovative center which also boasts a fantastic creative art program, integral interactions with the community, and intergenerational activities at another Benevilla center where there is a Child Care and Preschool onsite.
Visit their website at http://www.benevilla.org/life-enrichment-programs/
Afternoon Site Visits – Local
Visit two centers
(October 15, 2015 1:00pm-3:30pm) | Begin boarding the bus at 12:50pm
John C. Lincoln Adult Day Health Care Center
Located on the campus of John C. Lincoln Medical Center, the Adult Day Health Center has been in operation for 26 years and serves an average of 40 people per day. This program helps maintain an active lifestyle by encouraging independence and health. Participants enjoy activities both on- and off-site. The program focuses on therapeutic and social community activities, arts and crafts, table games and nutritional meals in addition to registered nursing care. A special program has been scheduled to coincide with the sitevisit, featuring Gary Sprague, the singing cowboy, and his horse, Dusty. Visit their website at www.jcl.com/adultday
Phoenix Adult Day Health Services (Foundation for Senior Living)
This exceptional program provides multiple levels of recreational programming with a focus on two specific populations: persons with dementia and younger adults with traumatic brain injuries. Their gym, spa and theater room are features in the center’s unique design. Activities include community re-entry and access skills, including routine outings, physical exercise for gross and fine motor skills, vocational and job training and restorative therapies which include music, art and movement. This relatively new facility opened 6.5 years ago when two centers merged, although the cumulative history of the centers spans over 30 years.
Visit their website at www.fsl.org
All-Day Site Visit – Northern Arizona
(October 15, 2015, 8:30am-5:00pm) | Begin boarding the bus at 8:15am
Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Centers
Prescott Valley, AZ
Enjoy a ride through the rolling mountains, hillsides and valleys of Arizona on the way to and from site visits at two CARF accredited day programs that have been serving the local community for over 30 years. Bring your camera for panoramic mountain views at the rest stops along the way! While on the journey, learn about attractions of interest including the many varieties of cacti, mountains, the history of Arizona and its western culture. Observe a horticulture therapy class in session at the first center, followed by a hands-on class at the second center after lunch in historic Courthouse Square in Prescott. Purchase lunch at the historical western restaurant of your choice between site visits, then enjoy the scenic return trip scheduled to arrive before the much anticipated Welcome to Arizona Event back at the conference property.
Visit their website at www.adultcareservices.org