One of the most rapidly growing needs is that of Adult Day Health Care. Valley Health Services’ Adult Day Health Care Program now provides nursing, health care and social services to area seniors in both Little Falls at Little Falls Hospital and in Herkimer at the VHS facility. Between the two sites in Herkimer and Little Falls, Valley Health Services’ registrants range in age from 28 to 97. There are outings and gatherings planned for both programs together and individually.
We recognize that many adults do not require 24-hour nursing home care and have designed our program to help these adults and their families.
Under the direction of the personal physician and our on-site medical director, an individual program is designed for each adult to maintain or improve current levels of wellness and functional ability. Our staff will coordinate services with community social service organizations and other health care agencies in order to allow the Adult Day Health Care registrant to remain living at home.
Valley Health Services offers the following services in both the Little Falls and Herkimer locations:
· Nutritional Services
· Personal Care
· Physical Therapy
· Speech Therapy
· Leisure Time Activities & Outings
· Nursing Care
· Therapeutic Diets
· Health Monitoring
· Occupational Therapy
· Assistance with Community Services
Both Valley Health Services Adult Day Health Care programs are open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and operate under the direction of a registered nurse.
Transportation is available and can be arranged easily. Referrals may be made from individuals, family members, physicians and community agencies. Our staff will schedule an on-site or home visit to assess how the potential registrant's needs can best be served. Charges for services may be billed to the individual or to the proper county social service agency if the individual is Medicaid covered.
The Adult Day Health Care program is an ideal solution to caring for adults who do not require 24-hour inpatient care. Valley Health Services is committed to an emphasis on treatment of the entire person - mind, body and spirit.
Recently, registrants of the Herkimer ADHC program started attending monthly intergenerational programs with the toddlers of Herkimer County Community College’s Child Care Center. The seniors read to the little ones, bake cookies, play games and make crafts. At the Little Falls location, student members of the Little Falls High School Future Business Leaders of America visit the ADHC twice weekly during the school year to teach interested residents basic computer and internet skills on their newly acquired computer.
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Contact Information: (315) 866-3330 x2256