ABOUT ADULT DAY SERVICES
MEET THE STAFF
PRINCIPALS OF CARE
PERSON CENTERED CARE & COMPONENTS
ADULT DAY SERVICES
ABOUT ADULT DAY SERVICES
We have now grown to a community-based program that currently serves over 60 individuals and their families for over 40 hours of care each week. Today, we work with individuals between the ages of 18 and 108 as for us, age is really just a number! The individuals we serve have a variety of disabilities but more importantly they have a wide variety of ABILITIES and INTERESTS which allow us to provide a well-rounded activity program in our Adult Day Program.
Licensed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services, Adult Day Services is a social model of care with a focus on arts & recreation-based programming. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to be independent in a safe yet lively setting. Adults age 60 and older with physical or cognitive concerns are also supported to be active and engaged. Participants enjoy fun activities and purposeful projects.
PRINCIPALS OF CARE
PERSON CENTERED CARE & COMPONENTS
Under the PCC model, our program participants are encouraged to help develop their own care plans and have broad input about the way in which they would like to spend their time in our program. In order to be truly “person-centered,” care must b: personalized, enabling, coordinated, and participants must always be treated with dignity and respect.
The Art Room is always available and ready for our participants to explore their creative side.
Philosophy, Application, Fees, Policies and Expectations
It is our priority and overarching goal that Signal Centers Adult Day Services staff provide outstanding care to those participants enrolled in the program, their caregivers and the community we serve.
As part of our ethical code of conduct the employees, interns and volunteers within the Adult Day Program agree to demonstrate dignity and respect to those individuals in our care. We believe in the right to confidentiality and honor the right to privacy. In addition, it is our goal to provide an environment that recognizing the uniqueness of each participant and provide them with the freedom of choice to make his / her own decisions within reason about how to spend their days within the program.
We believe that our participants have the right to be fully informed and to make choices and remain independent as they are able, and that when a participant cannot make decisions due to their disability, the caregiver is involved as often as possible. Our program philosophy includes honoring and individuals’ rights while creating a space where even those who are disabled and/or elderly have opportunities to build confidence and remain a part of the community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Adult Day Services
Adult day service centers provide a coordinated program of professional and compassionate services for adults in a community-based group setting. Services are designed to provide social and some health services to adults who need supervised care in a safe place outside the home during the day. They also afford caregivers respite from the demanding responsibilities of caregiving.
How to find an Adult Day Center
What to look for in a center
Signal Centers Program
Signal Centers operates a social model of care / support. We are an arts & recreation based intergenerational program. We are not an appropriate support for those individuals who are in need of skilled nursing services, or one to one supervision
Our program is located in the Brainerd community in the former Sunnyside Elementary School. Our Adult Day Program is adjacent to our Children’s Program on our Germantown Campus. 109 N. Germantown Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411
Hours of operation
Program hours are from 8:30-4:30 Monday – Friday. There is the opportunity for before & after care at an additional cost.
** Due to COVID 19 at this time program hours have been shortened to 9:00 2:30pm **
Who is appropriate
Participants in our program range in age from 18-108. We believe that age is just a number and our staff focus on their abilities rather than the formal disability diagnosis each of our individuals within program. At this time, we support individuals with a wide range of abilities. We encourage you to call one of our staff and discuss the needs of the individual to help decide if our program would be a good fit for their needs, interests and desires.
Tour the program
Yes – we highly recommend you visit our program to see the facility and talk further about enrollment.
What if my loved one has medications to take while at the program
A nurse from our Children’s Program is available to administer medication to individuals throughout the day of service. Our medication policy will be reviewed during intake meeting to discuss the details of when and what type of medication will be needed.
Our program does not provide toileting schedules or hands on assistance within the restroom. The program is designed for individuals who are able to self-toilet or manage their own hygiene and may only need simple assistance such as verbal prompts to the restroom.
Signal Centers Adult Day Program is designed for individuals who can participate in a 1:8 staff ratio. Our program is not appropriate for those individuals who are at continued risk for elopement from the program, in need of one on one interaction or supervision. Signal Centers reserves the right to re-assess individuals within the program throughout the year to run the program safely and effectively.
Signal Centers Adult Day supports a variety of individuals who’s ages currently range from 22 -92 with a variety of differing diagnosis. Our program activities are designed to engage all ages and abilities with accommodations made for those who need it to participate to the fullest. We are also fortunate to be located on the same campus as our Children’s Program allowing for additional intergenerational programming opportunities with each of our classrooms. The program hosts weekly activities designed for the two groups to interact, participants in our day program assist in classrooms, holiday activities coincide with one another, allowing for an enriching experience for each program’s participants.
No – the majority of our participants attend 2-3 days a week. Our staff will work with the caregivers to decide what schedule works best for your loved one.
** Due to COVID-19 at this time the program is only offering 1 day a week option**
How to enroll
Please contact our program to receive an initial enrollment packet or you may access the forms on our website. After these forms are completed and returned, an intake meeting with the caregiver and participant will be scheduled to complete the remaining intake paperwork and discuss the participant’s support plan of service.
Yes – statistics show that one out of every three persons is a family caregiver for a loved one. This affects everyone involved, the individual in need of service, the caregiver, their employers, and the community at large. Signal Centers is focused on helping in all these areas. Participants enjoy their own activities within the center while a family member or caregiver has the opportunity to work and receive some respite from caregiver.
What Our Days Look Like
Adults and Seniors can explore their interests through a variety of activities designed to motivate and maximize individual capacity. Transportation, as needed, is available. Participants enjoy breakfast and a hot lunch daily. Trained professionals, support staff, student interns and volunteers provide adaptive recreation and life skills development. The program is also a source of support for caregivers. For some it allows the opportunity to work a full-time job, manage additional needs outside the home, and focus on
Signal Centers Adult Day Services includes but is not limited to:
- Arts & Crafts
- Age-appropriate Games
- Expressive Therapies
- Adaptive Sports & Movement
- Field Trips
Volunteer Opportunities and Wish List
Thank you for visiting this page to learn more about volunteering at Signal Centers! We love our volunteers and appreciate all they do to support us!
Click the link below to find the volunteer application and return to firstname.lastname@example.org OR turn in application to:
109 N. Germantown Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Add phone number to every page- 423.698.8528
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