A Home for the Day is a fun, safe, and cost-effective alternative to in-home care and assisted living. We like to think of ourselves as a club, providing our “club members” with activities, meals, and other amenities. We offer a positive, loving, and Christian atmosphere. We take care of your loved one’s needs so they can enjoy their day and you can have peace of mind.
A Home for the Day’s licensed program runs from 9:00 am-3:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (closed Thursdays and Weekends). We have new activities every 20-30 minutes. We hold a State of MN Adult Day Care License.
Our facility is located inside Love of Christ Church in St. Cloud (enter door B). Our space is equipped with a classroom for most activities and a large room for our large motor games, walking, etc. Our facility is handicap accessible, and we are on the Metro bus route. We also offer transportation services.
Benefits for Seniors
Fellowship with peers is crucial for adults who are vulnerable to social isolation. A Home For The Day provides an atmosphere of care and companionship. Time is spent between adults who share similar interests and life experiences.
A nutritious meal is served daily. Healthy snacks are also provided. Special dietary needs can be accommodated. Consultation with a registered dietitian is part of the program.
Members have wonderful experiences at our club! They laugh, engage with others and feel uplifted.
Members are encouraged to participate in a broad array of activities including crafts, baking, exercise classes, discussion groups, music, social gatherings and games.
Stay at Home Longer
Our program lengthens the time seniors can stay living at home.
Benefits for Caregivers
Reduce Caregiver Stress
Caregiver stress can lead to multiple negative outcomes including declines in physical health, increased mental health concerns, and overall decreased quality of life. AHFTD gives caregivers a way to get a much needed break from stress.
Peace of Mind
You don’t need to worry when your loved one is with us. We provide a safe and fun environment for club members.
Avoid Caregiver Burnout
Caregiver burnout is real and avoidable. By giving yourself frequent breaks, you can rejuvenate and take care of yourself.
Relief for Caregivers
Many people feel guilt or that they might be abandoning their loved ones. However, it is crucial that caregivers take time for themselves and time to rejuvenate for their loved one.
What is adult day care?
Adult day care is a type of program that provides care and social activities to seniors and adults with disabilities who require some level of supervision during the day, but do not need 24-hour care. These programs are typically offered in a community-based setting, such as a senior center, community center, or church, and can be run by government agencies, non-profit organizations, or for-profit businesses.
The goal of adult day care is to provide a safe and engaging environment for participants, while also giving caregivers a break from their caregiving responsibilities. Services offered by adult day care programs can vary, but they often include meals, social activities, exercise programs, and health monitoring. Some programs also offer specialized services for individuals with specific needs, such as those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Adult day care can be a valuable resource for both participants and their caregivers. Participants can benefit from socialization, mental stimulation, and physical activity, while caregivers can have peace of mind knowing that their loved one is in a safe and supportive environment. Additionally, adult day care can help delay or prevent institutionalization, as individuals can continue to live at home while still receiving the care and support they need during the day.
How does adult day care help caregivers?
Provides respite: Adult day care provides caregivers with a break from their caregiving responsibilities, giving them time to attend to other responsibilities, such as work or running errands, or simply taking time for self-care.
Reduces stress: Caregiving can be a stressful and demanding job, and adult day care can provide a safe and supportive environment for seniors and adults with disabilities, which can help to reduce the stress and anxiety that caregivers may experience.
Improves socialization: Adult day care programs provide seniors and adults with disabilities with an opportunity to socialize with others and participate in social activities. This can help to reduce isolation and loneliness, which can be a common experience for seniors and adults with disabilities.
Promotes mental and physical health: Adult day care programs often provide a range of activities and programs that promote mental and physical health, such as exercise classes, music therapy, and art therapy. This can help to improve the overall well-being of seniors and adults with disabilities, which can in turn reduce the burden on caregivers.
Enhances overall quality of life: Adult day care programs can provide seniors and adults with disabilities with a sense of purpose and meaning, which can enhance their overall quality of life. This can also help to improve the relationship between the caregiver and the person they are caring for, as the caregiver may experience less stress and burnout.
What is the cost and will insurance cover it?
Adult day services can be paid by Medicaid, some long-term care insurances, private pay, and VA benefits. Check with your benefits provider to see if adult day is covered. The cost for private pay is $18 per hour. We bill in 15 minute increments with no minimum. Funds are available through a grant to pay for services, if needed.
What is a typical day like?
What are the steps for a loved one to attend?
1. Call, email or text us to schedule a visit so you and your loved one can see first hand if this would be a good fit. Info@ahomefortheday.com 320-260-7396
2. If you decide to move forward, there will be a handful paperwork to complete including a healthcare summary from the primary physician.
3. We will work out a weekly schedule for your loved one to attend.
4. You the caregiver can relax and feel good about your loved one being in a safe and fun environment.
Need financial assistance? Funds are available to help pay for services if needed. Funded under contract with the Central MN Council on Aging as part of the Older Americans Act Program.
Day ProgramSenior care at our facility
- We bill in 15-minute increments with no minimum
- Safe, supervised care
- Lunch and snacks included
- Indoor and outdoor activities
- Medication reminders
- Health monitoring
- Guest speakers and events
- Clean facility
- Financial assistance is available
TransportationIf your loved one needs a ride, we offer transportation
- Pick up and drop off at your loved one’s location within 20 miles of our location
- Safe, licensed driver
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Schedule A Tour
We are excited to meet you and give you a tour of our facility. You and your loved will be able to ask us any questions and see first-hand if this would be a good fit. Contact us to schedule a 30-minute tour at a time that works for you!