Although St. Camillus began as a nursing home, over the years services and programs have been added to meet the changing needs of our community. Today, we continue to respond and adapt to the needs of our community by helping people achieve their highest level of independence and remain in the community as long as possible. Two of these programs are the Medical Day Health and Social Day programs.
Medical Day Health Program
Established in 1971, our Adult Day Health Program was one of the first medical day programs in New York State.
The Medical Day Health Program is offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and serves adults 16 years or older who:
- Are returning home from a hospitalization and/or short/long term rehabilitation.
- Require additional medical, rehabilitation, and support services to maximize health status.
- Can increase independence so they can remain safely in their home.
- Have a progressive or chronic illness that has resulted in a gradual decline in health.
- Require ongoing medical services and coordination of multiple services to maximize health and the ability to remain at home.
The Medical Day Health Program offers:
- Rehabilitation Services
- Restorative therapies (OT, PT, SLT)
- Nursing rehabilitation activities
- Medical Support – Skilled nursing service, which includes the following:
- Health assessment and monitoring
- Medical case management
- Individual treatments
- Medication administration and management
- Pre-fill med boxes and insulin syringes
- Wound care and lab draws
- Case Management
- Assistance in securing/coordinating medical care and appointments
- Arranging transportation to/from medical appointments
- Assisting with health insurance issues
- Assisting in accessing community resources; i.e. Medicaid, food stamps, and HEAP
- Personal Care
- Personal care services which include showers, based on the need of the individual
- Pay Sources
- Medicaid and some long term care policies cover the cost of the program and transportation; Medicare does not
We develop a comprehensive individualized plan that coordinates our medical day program services with any additional community services needed to remain living at home.
Social Day Program
The Social (Structured) Day Program opened in April, 2013. The mission of the program is to assist adults with cognitive and neurological impairments, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and chronic illness such as Parkinson’s disease, in maintaining their optimum health and independence in the community. Social Day Program services are individually designed to improve or maintain the participant’s skills and ability to live as independently as possible. Services may include assessment, training and supervision of, or assistance to, an individual with issues related to self-care, medication management, task completion, communication problem-solving, and mobility.
The Social Day Program is offered Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and serves adults 18 and older with cognitive and neurological impairments. The program provides:
- Full and half day care
- Oversight and supervision of health, personal care activities, and safety throughout the day
- Modified activities for individual cognitive and psycho-social impairments
- Maintenance and enhancement of activities of daily living to increase independence
- Caregiver respite
- Coordination of social, intellectual, cultural, educational, and physical activities – both group and individual
- The opportunity to promote the highest level of physical, mental, and psycho-social functioning
- Assistance with arranging transportation, if needed
A simple phone call is all it takes to get started. Our case manager will review your individual situation and needs. If our program seems right for you, a more comprehensive evaluation by our registered nurse and case manager will be conducted. We accept payment from Medicaid, private insurance and self-pay clients.
For more information on Adult Day Health at St. Camillus, please contact:
Director of Day Programs, 315-703-0740
Medical Day Program Case Manager, 315-703-0670