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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 also provide an opportunity for caregivers to receive respite by utilizing the programs to care for their loved ones.  The programs are set up to 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 the agency Sliding Fee Schedule and a person’s ability to pay.  The agency works with everyone on an individual basis.

How many days do you have to attend?


Social Workers assist participants in setting up a schedule that works best for them.  Persons can also come on a day not scheduled if they have already been admitted to the program.

If a caregiver is in need of respite on a non scheduled 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.
Transportation may be subsidized by the Chautauqua County Office for Aging and contributions for this service are appreciated.


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


Available funding for programming covers older adults. The agency will also review persons under 60 years of age based on individual circumstances and needs.


Are meals included?


The programs offer breakfast and a hot noontime meal.  The Office for the Aging provides the noontime meal and contributions are accepted.

Can we take medication while at the program?


Chautauqua Adult Day Services staff cannot administer medications but can offer prompts and reminders.    All medications must be brought to the Center 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.


Are you affiliated with religious groups?


Although some of the sites are located in local churches, 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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