Have additional questions you don’t see answered here? Call or email our Program Director, Sheri Wammack, at 901-854-1200 ext. 140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the qualifications for admission?
A dementia diagnosis is not required. We serve adults with memory loss and seniors with physical frailty.
Clients must be able to stand and bear their own weight to transfer from chair to chair. They also need to gain some benefit from the program by participating in the Center’s activities.
Page Robbins is not a medical facility. As a social model adult day program, we cannot serve the following individuals: those who need insulin and other injections, those with a catheter or feeding tube, and those with aggressive behaviors who put themselves or others at risk.
Will my loved one be a good fit?
We serve middle-aged and older adults with Alzheimer’s disease, strokes and/or Vascular dementia, non-specific dementia, mild cognitive impairment, Huntington’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
We also serve adults with no memory loss, who are physically frail. Our program is designed for adults who need care, activity, social interaction, and a safe space during the day.
Is my loved one "too young" or "not ready yet"?
We have served clients as young as 48 and as senior as 100. We welcome adults of all different ages, stages, and backgrounds!
It is never too early to attend an adult day center. Families often wait until their loved one is far along in the disease before seeking help with care. This is unfortunate because the caregiver and person with memory loss are often frustrated, stressed, and exhausted.
Families always tell us that they wish they would have found us sooner. If your loved one is bored or cannot safely stay at home alone, now is the time.
What if my loved one does not want to come?
Very rarely (and we mean very rarely!) do participants ask to stay or come back after the assessment. It’s normal for your loved one to not want to come at first. They may be nervous that you won’t pick them up at the end of the day. And new social situations are scary – especially for those with memory loss.
We will give you words to say and tips to use. It is important to not oversell us. Use phrases like, “We are going to try this for a while.” Do not attempt to logically convince your loved one to attend. Simply press on.
Your positive approach will do more than anything else to make this transition successful. It takes about three weeks, depending on how often your loved one attends, before they will feel comfortable. Acknowledge their concerns, and have a positive attitude.
What is the cost?
The average fee is $73 per day based on the level of care. Client families are charged monthly, with payment due at the beginning of each month. Check out the Enroll tab for a more detailed breakdown of the cost per level of care.
Some long-term care insurance will cover attendance fees. Otherwise, it is private pay. Page Robbins is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Client fees cover half the cost of care, and fundraising makes up the other half.
Medicare does not currently cover adult day programs, and Page Robbins does not accept Medicaid funding. For those who would qualify for Medicaid, scholarship funds are available.
How many days can my loved one attend?
Your loved one can attend 2 to 5 days per week. Everyone is required to attend a minimum of 2 days per week. Routine is extremely beneficial for those with memory loss.
Attendance is scheduled. This schedule will be set during the assessment. For example, if your loved one attends 3 days per week, they may be scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If your loved one is sick or your family traveling, you can request a makeup day if there is space available.
Scheduling depends on availability. We may have a waiting list for certain days.