Purpose

 

Adult Day Services promotes healthy aging with the focus to improve and enhance overall wellness.

Through a System of supportive services in one location the program conveniently assists people experiencing isolation due to physical and psychosocial demands. Attendance maintains and/or increases independence for older adults. Participants can continue to live at home and remain an active part of family and community.

“Minnesota is a place where all individuals live well, age well

and help others in their communities

to do the same.”

The Minnesota Department of Human Services

vision for the age wave.

About Us

 

The program is in its 34th year of business in Bemidji MN. It has evolved from a 4 hour day, up to a 10 hour day with numerous activities to maintain a healthy and rewarding lifestyle. Participants choose the days and length of attendance that best support their individual goals.

A new facility was built in 2002, and in 2014 we constructed a 4,800 square foot addition. We can serve 80 participants per day and have 2 buses, a car and contracted drivers to transport to and from more rural areas around Bemidji.

Adult Day Services continually evolves in order to meet the on-going needs of all our participants. Raised gardens, a water fall feature, patios and paved walking trails are a glimpse of what has been implemented to compliment an atmosphere of enjoyable activities.

Services

 

Participants choose services based on what they believe will assist them to function at their highest potential. Most choose to attend between 9 AM and 3 PM to encompass socialization, nutrition, and fitness opportunities.

Who can Benefit

 

Everyone! Current participants contribute incredible life stories. They are individuals who have paved the way towards today’s life quality. Many choose to utilize Adult Day Services because they are less active due to changes in health, which influences their ability to manage activities of daily living and quality driving techniques. Stroke, diabetes, heart disease, dementia, chronic pain, osteoporosis, arthritis, sight and hearing challenges, loneliness, are some of the health histories addressed in care. The program regularly connects participants with friends and community. Relationships cultivated continue to transform the lives of both staff and participants.

  • Health Office
  • Consultation
  • Information and Referral
  • Registered Nurse/review & monitor health concerns
  • Recreational/Educational/Social Programming
  • Nutritional Meals to meet dietary needs
  • Physical Fitness Equipment
  • Exercise Routines
  • Whirlpool Bath/Shower
  • Community Outings
  • Peer and Staff Camaraderie
  • Transportation available

“I look forward to using the Nu-Step, it has increased my mobility,

and I can get out of

my chair with ease!”

Volunteer

 

We welcome volunteers!

You can assist and interact with participants through various activities. You too will benefit from working with an amazing group of people encompassing many years of life experiences.

Fundraiser: First City River Duck Race

 

Every summer, cash prizes are given away to the winners of a rubber duck race on the Mississippi River between lakes Irving and Bemidji.

Contact Us

 

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Adult Day Services, Inc.

620 Carr Lake Road SE,

Bemidji, MN 56601

Phone:  218.751.1324

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You or someone you know may qualify for benefits through Veterans Administration, Medical Assistance, United Way Scholarship Fund, Adult Day Services Subsidy, and/or Long Term Care Insurance.

You may be thinking about a relative, neighbor or friend that could use a little support.  We are happy to visit with you.

Staff

 

April Collman, Executive Director

acollman@paulbunyan.net

Denise Smid, RN, Director of Care

dsmid@adultdayservicesbemidji.com

Ashley Loduca, Program Director

aloduca@adultdayservicesbemidji.com

Darlene Benson, Driver/Direct Care Advocate

dbenson@adultdayservicesbemidji.com

 

Theresa Vojak, Participant Advocate

Carma Hommerding, Program Aide/Accounting Support

chommerding@adultdayservicesbemidji.com

John Baker, Fleet Manager

Craig Berkley, Driver/Direct Care

Bill Lamphere, Driver/Program Aide

Abbey Nelson, Activity Guide

anelson@adultdayservicesbemidji.com

This website and Adult Day Services, Inc. is supported, in part, by a Live Well at Home Grant and a

CS/SD Community Services/Services Development Grant, both, from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).

A United Way Agency

Adult Day Services, Inc.,

620 Carr Lake Road SE, Bemidji, MN 56601

218.751.1324

© Adult Day Services, Inc.,  2014