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Adult Day Center
In response to the growing needs of seniors in Hamdard’s target populations, the Center launched its senior initiative. The purpose of Hamdard’s senior services is to empower seniors in our communities by providing them with hope, help, and healing. The first phase of the initiative COPE (Community Outreach Program for Elders) was started on October 1, 2002. The second phase of the program – Adult Day Service – was also formally started in October 2002.
In 2004 Hamdard’s Adult Day Service Program was licensed by the Illinois Department on Aging. The Adult Day Program provides structured programs and activities for 4-5 hours daily to individuals who are sixty years of age or older. Some of the salient features of the Adult Day Service include: (1) health monitoring (triage by a Registered Nurse), (2) socialization, (3) recreational activities including outdoor activities, (4) exercise, (5) health education, (6) English conversation and reading, (7) computer learning, and 8) in-language newspapers and television. Toward the end of 2003, the program moved to a much larger permanent site at 1542 West Devon Avenue. All of the clients attending the Adult Day Service Program are served a hot nutritious, culturally compatible meal daily. Each client has an individualized service plan based on their unique services. The primary focus of Adult Day Services is to help clients maintain their emotional, cognitive, and physical functioning and to support independent living.
On May 1, 2013, Hamdard Center began providing In-Home Care Services for Seniors! This program is staffed by dependable and hard working caregivers who assist our seniors in their homes with household tasks such as light house keeping, planning and preparing meals following special diets, doing laundry, shopping and running errands, assistance with personal care tasks such as dressing, bathing, grooming and accompanying the senior on doctor's visits. These caregivers service our clients throughout the week, including weekends and holidays.
If you are interested in becoming a caregiver or are interested in having a caregiver come to your home, please contact the Director of Elderly Services, Sheila Green, at (773) 465-4600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.