Adult day care programs around the country generally have very little money with which to operate. Many are deficit operations, whereas others receive support from religious organizations. There is a need for additional revenues to cover the costs of providing services to clients.
A new publication, What's Working in Adult Day Care, describes in detail how adult day care programs are coping with very little money and are, nevertheless, successful in their work.
Adult day care professionals have been successful in generating community interest, financial commitments, and developing marketing and fundraising programs. Typical of the adult day care centers spotlighted is a program that serves 30 clients daily with only one paid professional and a host of well-trained volunteers.
Other topics include breaking the rules, a unique Sunday program, helping ihe elderly conquer their fears, organizing support groups, brown-bagging medications, generational client mix, marketing programs, and serving elderly alcoholic clients.
What's Working in Adult Day Care includes successful new approaches as well as practical methods. The publication also includes a resource directory of publications, books, and manuals on the subject of adult day care. The publication is available for $57 plus $3.50 shipping, prepaid.
For more information, contact Health Resources Publishing, Department 4, Brinley Professional Plaza, 3100 Highway 138, Wall Township, N) 07719-1442; 201-681-1133.