Canandaigua VA Medical Center
Adult Day Health Care
Mobile Adult Day Health Care
Through relationships with community partners, four sites are served by a traveling team of Canandaigua VA Medical Center Geriatric Recreation Therapist, Social Worker and Certified Nursing Assistant (RN/Geriatrician, other team support are available as needed). This program provides an array of activities and supportive services for our enrolled and active Veterans, while offering respite for their devoted caregivers
The program is designed to provide assistance with some activities of daily living (ADLs) and therapeutic services designed to help Veterans with physical and mental functioning. Healthy snacks and a nutritious lunch are also served. This program is consistent with VA directives pertaining to delivery of VA-based Social Model Adult Day Health Care. There is currently no charge to our Veterans for this program.
The four sites are each visited once each week. The Mobile ADHC Outreach Program team utilizes a van for transportation to and from program sites accompanied by necessary equipment and supplies. Community public transportation, provided by county area transport systems, may be available to each of these sites to transport participants. Some Veterans arrive on-site by private vehicle.
Victories for our Veterans!!!!
Submitted 2 art projects in the Creative Arts Competition to be held at the Canandaigua VA. He won third place for one of his art projects and won first place for the other.
His wife has stated that Rodney used to be an avid card player, but since his condition declined he no longer is interested in playing cards. Rodney has played cards a few times with peers at the ADHC Outreach program. Last week, his wife said that on a recent visit to their son's home she was very surprised and happy to find Rodney playing cards with his son.
During dog identification cognitive group, Matt was asked if he ever had a dog and if he remembers the name and what type of dog. He answered each question. This was the most he has ever spoken at program.
Suffers from dementia that has progressed over the past 16 years to a level where even minimal communication is very challenging. The opportunity to get out of the house and interact with others appears to have had a wonderful impact on his mental outlook. His wife has expressed great appreciation to the staff of the outreach program that gives her one day per week for a few hours to have a break and take care of a variety of tasks as well as providing her with some socialization and relaxation time.
The 4 Mobile Adult Day Health Care sites are:
• Waterloo, NY - Warner-Van Riper American Legion Post 435- Mondays
• Webster, NY – Cottreall-Warner American Legion Post 942 -Tuesdays
• Penn Yan, NY – Johnson-Costello American Legion Post 355- Wednesdays
• Greece, NY – Greece American Legion Post 468- Thursdays
For more information regarding the Canandaigua VA Mobile Adult Day Health Care contact Nina Mottern, Caregiver Support Coordinator at 585-393-7514.