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Frequently Asked Questions

Who attends the programs? 

Programs are attended by seniors who can benefit from socialization and recreation. The programs provide an opportunity for caregivers to get a break from caring for a loved one by utilizing the programs to care for their loved ones. The programs provide meaningful and fun activities, as well as meals, companionship, case management, community recreation, and “Quality of Life.”

How much does the program cost? 

Funding options will be explored and if funding is not available, a suggested contribution will be determined based on a person’s ability to pay. The agency works with everyone on an individual basis.

How many days do you have to attend? 

Social Work staff assist participants in setting up a schedule that works best for them. Individuals can also come on a day not scheduled if they have already been admitted to the program. Participants can attend every day or select a day or days that best meet their individual personal schedules. If a caregiver needs a loved one to attend on a nonscheduled day, they need to contact the case manager at the site to make arrangements.

Do you provide transportation? 

If the family is unable to transport, the Social Work Department Staff will arrange transportation.
Specialized transportation with a door-to-door escort can be provided by the agency. If the agency is unable to provide transportation, individuals can be scheduled to take CARTS, the local transportation provider, or another provider if available.

How old do you have to be to attend the program? 

Services are provided for individuals 60 years of age or older. However, the agency can also review and provide services for persons under 60 years of age based on individual circumstances and needs.

Are meals included? 

The programs offer breakfast and a hot noontime meal along with snacks.

Is medication permitted during program?

Chautauqua Adult Day Services staff cannot administer medications but can offer prompts and reminders. All medications must be brought to the Center daily in a container with the name of the participant, the name of the medication, the dosage, and the time to be taken.

Do you provide personal care? 

All sites provide trained staff to help with personal care needs.

Do you have activities in the community? 

The agency has a Community Recreation Program that takes participants out into the community to participate in various activities (lunch, zoo, museums, parks, etc.)

Do you accept insurance? 

The staff will work with families to determine if Chautauqua Adult Day Programs are covered in their insurance policy. 

Is C.A.D.S are affiliated with religious groups? 

Chautauqua Adult Day Services is non-sectarian and is not affiliated with any religion.

Is my information confidential? 

All information received is confidential.

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