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A safe and secure, community-based environment providing engaging daytime activities, attentive personal care, routine-health monitoring, and caregiver support by compassionate professionals.

 

Benefits for Attending

  • Caregiver support & training

  • Respite

  • Safety

  • Assistance with personal care

  • Remain independent while in the home you know & love

  • Health & wellness

  • Socialization/community engagement

  • Care coordination


Participant Testimonials

Member of Michigan Adult Day Services Association
Member of National Day Services Association

 

Funding assistance may be available for those who qualify through the following:

  • Area Agency on Aging of West Michigan

  • Ottawa County Community Mental Health

  • Department of Veteran Affairs

  • Reliance Community Care Partners

  • Medicaid Waiver Assistance Program

  • Senior Resources

Who We Serve

 

Designed to be a cost-effective alternative to home health services, nursing home and assisted living facilities, Evergreen's state-of-the-art adult day health center offers a daytime program of nursing care, social services, nutritious meals and therapeutic activities for adults requiring assistance.

The specially trained staff at The Day Center of Evergreen provide a safe, caring environment for our participants and relief for their caregivers during the day, enabling individuals to live at home and remain independent in their communities. We are dedicated to maintaining – and often improving – the functional levels of our participants to help make life more enjoyable for everyone involved.


Who Benefits from Attending the Day Center of Evergreen?

The Day Center of Evergreen is available to those individuals who are socially isolated or who should not be left alone during the day because they are confused, have memory loss, or have a physical disability or medical condition which requires supervision.

  • Those who feel depressed and isolated and would enjoy socializing with others

  • Individuals who have Alzheimer's and related diseases

  • Adults who have physical impairments

  • Those who need help with medications and meals

  • Individuals whose family caregivers need a break from the daily responsibility of caregiving

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Activities, Calendar & Menu

Each individual participant has a therapeutic activity plan of care based on his or her Interest Survey, Health History, and Health Assessment. The activity plan will emphasize the participant's strengths and abilities, and contribute to feelings of competence and accomplishments. Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creative Arts: painting, drawing, crafts

  • Educational: brain builders, trivia, computer games

  • Music: bell choir, musical performance guests, sing-a-long

  • Physical/Gross Motor: armchair exercise, balloon swat, bowling

  • Social: front porch travels, discussion group, reminiscing, table games

  • Spiritual: faith and devotions, prayer circle, hymn sing (we also offer these groups in Spanish)

 

Day Center Menu: June 2019

Click to download menu

 

Friday 6/14
Garden salad, pulled pork slider with tater tots and coleslaw, and peaches. (4)

Monday 6/17
Cottage cheese, grilled chicken southwestern Caesar salad with a garlic bread stick, and peaches. (3)

Tuesday 6/18
3 bean salad, shrimp Alfredo with steamed broccoli, and fruit cocktail. (4)

Wednesday 6/19
Broccoli salad, toasted ham and turkey with bacon, tomato and Swiss cheese served with BBQ chips, and a fruited jello. (5)

Thursday 6/20
Fresh fruit, sausage and pepper quiche served with breakfast potatoes and a mini cream puff. (4)

Friday 6/21
Garden salad, chicken burrito and birthday cake. (4)

Monday 6/24
Cauliflower salad, BBQ chicken tenders served with steak fries, and cinnamon pears. (5)

Tuesday 6/25
Coleslaw, cheeseburger served with loaded potato salad and peaches. (5)

Wednesday 6/26
Apple sauce, BLT pizza with a Caesar salad and bread stick, and a toffee cookie (5)

Thursday 6/27
3 bean salad, meatloaf served with mashed potatoes, gravy and steamed broccoli, and apple crisp. (4)

Friday 6/28
Pasta salad, chicken salad croissant served with cauliflower and carrots, and fresh fruit. (5)

Friday 5/31
Fruit cocktail, grilled pork chop served with Au gratin potatoes and corn O’Brian, with a chocolate pudding. (3)

Monday 6/3
Pasta salad, French bread pizza with a garden salad, with peaches and pears. (5)

Tuesday 6/4
Veggies and dip, blackened tilapia over Spanish rice with a side of corn and black beans, and sugar-free sorbet. (3)

Wednesday 6/5
Fresh fruit, grilled pesto sandwich with cauliflower salad, and a peanut butter cookie. (4)

Thursday 6/6
3-bean salad, open-face meatloaf sandwich with steamed baby carrots, and pineapple. (4)

Friday 6/7
Vanilla yogurt with granola, beef taco salad, and cherry crisp. (3)

Monday 6/10
Cheese and crackers, mushroom and Swiss chicken over rice with sauteed green beans, and apple sauce. (3)

Tuesday 6/11
Seven layer salad, sausage, spinach and potato chowder with a corn muffin, and fruit cocktail. (4)

Wednesday 6/12
Cottage cheese, watermelon and arugula salad with a whole wheat dinner roll, and a chocolate chip cookie. (3)

Thursday 6/13
Banana nut muffin, grilled chicken over black bean quinoa salad, topped with fresh pineapple salsa served with sauteed squash, and chocolate cream pie. (4)


Sandwich Choices:
Prepared on a multi-grain bread with cheese, tomato, and lettuce, served with the daily starter course and dessert.

May 20th -24th: Sliced Turkey and Egg Salad

May 27th & 31st: Sliced Turkey and Tuna Salad

May 1st- 3rd: Sliced Turkey or Tuna Salad

May 6th -10th: Sliced Turkey or Chicken Salad

May 13th -17th: Sliced Turkey or Sliced Ham

Bathing Program

Sometimes a person struggles to meet their own bathing needs safely, and a caregiver isn’t able or doesn’t feel comfortable giving the necessary assistance. Our bathing program offers the option of a barrier-free shower or a specially-designed whirlpool tub. Both bathing options are provided in a private setting with professional staff assistance on an appointment basis.

Cost: $30 for the community, $20 for Day Center participants.
For more information, please call our Resource Office at 616-355-5118.

Caregiver Services

 

Caregiver Support Groups

A caregiver support group is a gathering of caregivers, family, friends, and others who meets to discuss the many issues related to providing quality care for a loved one who is experiencing a disease or condition, while providing education and support for the caregiver. Research has shown the importance of social support for those caregivers that experience the physical and emotional stress of being a caregiver.

A caregiver support group provides the following:

  • A caring, safe, supportive, confidential environment for sharing feelings and coping skills

  • An opportunity to talk and share with others who are going through or have gone through the same experience

  • Encouragement to maintain personal emotional, physical and spiritual health

 

The Day Center holds five Caregiver Support Group meetings every month:

 

Second & Fourth Tuesday of the Month

12:30 pm at The Day Center Conference Room (respite available)

Second Tuesday of the Month

3:00 pm at Christ Memorial Church in the Green Room (entrance D)

Third Wednesday of the Month

2:00 pm at Fennville United Methodist Church

Fourth Tuesday of the Month

3:00 pm at Fellowship Church in Holland in Room 104

Please contact our Caregiver Support Coordinator at 616-355-5153 or via email for more information.


Individual Caregiver Support

Support is offered on an individual basis by giving a family caregiver an opportunity to be heard, to communicate how giving care to a loved one affects them each day, and to obtain counsel and support if desired. An assessment is completed at first contact with the caregiver to determine if the caregiver is at risk for "caregiver burnout." Suggestions and resources are offered.

Education for Caregivers

A six-week training course, Creating Confident Caregivers, offers information and skill development to better manage stress and increase effective care-giving. The course covers dementia's effects on the brain, managing behaviors, handling everyday activities, caregiver resources, improving care-giving skills and much more. This has shown proven success as a tested, evidence-based program, designed and presented by dementia specialists.

Please contact our Caregiver Support Coordinator at 616-355-5153 or via email for more information.


Special Services

 

Personal Care

  • Bathroom Assistance: Verbal reminders, assisting/cueing, full assistance

  • Meal Assistance: Cutting food, encouragement, dining companion, feeding

  • Bathing or Showering: Whirlpool tub, shower (more details here)


Health Monitoring and Nursing Services

  • Glucoscan checks as ordered by a physician

  • Health checks monthly

  • Specialized dietary monitoring

  • Nursing services available on a full-time basis for assessing health status

  • Nursing services assess the need for therapy screening

  • Nursing services assist with coordination of other health services as needed

  • Administration of medications throughout the day


Individual Fitness Program

  • Assistance in Individual Home Exercise Program

  • Assistance with Individual Fitness Program

Transportation

  • Encourage use of public transportation system "MAX"

  • Encourage family/caregiver transporting participant

  • Facilitate coordination of door-to-door busing transportation with Pioneer Resources and/or Allegan County Transportation


Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

Therapist will provide the restorative billable services as ordered by the physician through Holland Hospital Rehabilitation Services at The Day Center.

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I come in for a tour of The Day Center of Evergreen Commons?

Yes! We encourage you to come in for a tour to check us out! Feel free to call us at (616) 355-5118 to schedule a tour. Someone is always available to show off our innovative program and surroundings.


How often do individuals attend The Day Center? What type of schedule do most people keep?

Many individuals attend 2-5 days a week. Many come Mon/Wed/Fri, others attend Tues/Thur and yet others attend different schedules such as Tue/Wed/Fri. Some individuals arrive right at 7:30 AM, while others like to sleep a little longer and show up for the day at 11:00 AM. Our goal is to meet YOUR need and whatever your family situation may be. We are here for you!

 

The Day Center Hours 

  • Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM


How do I talk to my loved one about going to The Day Center? What do I do when my loved one says they are just fine at home alone and don’t need day care?

This can often be a difficult step in the caregiver process. How you approach it is different for everyone, depending on your situation. Below are a few great examples of how to start this important discussion with your loved one.

  1. Fun, fellowship, and good food!!! Highlight the social aspects and downplay the care aspects of the center. The center can be described as a social club

  2. Discuss the productive aspects of the activities at the center. Explain that they may be there to attend a meeting or volunteer to help others.

  3. Describe some of the activities that might be of interest to them, and explain that this is an opportunity to rediscover old interests as well as discover new interests.

  4. Encourage them to just try it for a week or so.

  5. Ask them to do it for you, because you love them. They will be safe, and you can go to work or run errands and not worry.

  6. Ask them to do it for the whole family. It gives everyone a break from each other and helps the family get along better.

  7. Talk over the health aspects that will enhance their physical wellness. Explain that the nurse can monitor blood pressure, check blood sugar, administer medication, or do special “therapy,” such as the Parkinson’s exercise group.

  8. Explain that this is something that they must do. Do not give them a choice. Leave them a note when you will pick them up.

  9. Don’t!!! If they are highly anxious, do not discuss coming to the center in advance. The orientation and explanation can take place at the center.

  10. Realize that the center's staff is accustomed to initial resistance and very capable of helping your loved one overcome it.


What is the cost involved to attend The Day Center of Evergreen Commons?

The Day Center of Evergreen charges each participant according to their level of care. An assessment is completed upon admission to determine what level of care a participant may be, ranging from Level 1 (least amount of additional care) to Level 4 (highest level of additional care).

The private pay costs are either for a full day (more than 4 hours) or a half day (4 hours or less).

  • Level 1: $72/Full Day $56/Half Day

  • Level 2: $77/Full Day $61/Half Day

  • Level 3: $82/Full Day $66/Half Day

  • Level 4: $87/Full Day $71/Half Day

  • Transportation Services: $8.50/ride

*Financial assistance is available for those who qualify


How does the cost of attending The Day Center compare to the cost of my loved one moving to a long-term care facility?

Did you know that the average cost for your loved one to live in a long-term care facility (assisted living, nursing home, dementia unit) can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000 a month? The highest cost for someone to attend The Day Center (5 days a week, with transportation services, at the highest level of care) would be approximately $1,955 a month. Talk about a win/win situation for everyone!

Click here to discover how Adult Day Services compares nationally to the cost of other long term care options.


Is adult day care covered by long-term care insurance?

Most long-term care insurance policies do cover adult day care services. Check your policy to be certain. Often there is a co-pay or required amount of money that must be spent out of pocket before the long-term care insurance begins paying.


Do you offer a free trial day for my loved one?

Yes! We firmly believe that the best way to learn about the benefits offered by The Day Center of Evergreen, is to experience it first-hand. Call 616-355-5118 to schedule a free trial day for your loved one. Not only will he/she experience all that is offered with engaging activities, but a free lunch is also part of the deal. We are confident that a free trial day will turn into your wish to regularly have your loved one attending our program.


Who takes care of my loved one while they are at The Day Center of Evergreen Commons?

Rest assured your loved one will receive incredible care from our experienced staff members. Our team consists of Program Nurse, Program Manager, Activity Coordinator, Caregiver Support Coordinator, Food Service Coordinator, Receptionist, Milieu Managers, Nursing Assistants, Medication Technicians and Program Assistants. Each Day Center staff initially receives several hours of training specific to adult day services and are required to maintain CPR and AED certification. Background checks are completed on all staff members before employment in our program begins.


What is your staff-to-participant ratio?

The Day Center of Evergreen has at least one staff member for every five participants.


What meals are provided at the center?

Click HERE for this month’s menu.


What type of activities do you offer?

Click HERE for a detailed description of our activity program.


Do you offer transportation services?

The Day Center of Evergreen offers several transportation choices. We have partnered with Pioneer Resources and Allegan County Transportation to be able to provide busing services for our participants. Our goal is to provide you with safe, personable and high quality service from your front door to ours.


How do I get to the The Day Center of Evergreen Commons?

The Day Center of Evergreen is located in our bright, newly renovated building on the corner of River Ave. and 16th Street in Holland, MI. 

55 West 16th Street, Holland MI 49423