Adult Day Health Saint Francis
Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care - Adult Day Health - worcester MAAdult Day Health Mission Statement

Saint Francis Adult Day Health Program strives to provide compassionate, loving care rooted in dignity, reverence and respect for life to the Participants of the program.  The program is committed to enriching the lives of elders, disabled adults, their families, caregivers and the community through specialized adult day services, respite care, education and support. 

Program Philosophy & Purpose

Saint Francis Adult Day Health Program is dedicated to providing a service, which enables elders and impaired adults to remain in the community, for as long as feasible. The purpose of Saint Francis Adult Day Health Program shall be:

  • To provide daytime care for adults who are functionally, emotionally, and/or cognitively impaired (including Alzheimer’s Disease, or related dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Heart Disease, Macular Degeneration/Blindness or other age-related dementia)
  • To provide respite for families caring for impaired adults.
  • To provide family support and supportive counseling to families with adult persons in their care.
  • To provide referrals to community resources such agencies and educational resources for caregivers including agencies offering caregiver support for in home care management of their loved one (including Alzheimer’s /dementia care).
  • To provide a center where students may receive training in working with impaired adults.
  • To delay premature institutionalization.

Our Adult Day Health Program provides a safe, supportive environment for frail or functionally impaired older adults who may otherwise not be able to be left safely at home alone. Additionally, we provide support, respite and education to caregivers (including education on Alzheimer’s care and/or related dementia). The program is designed to promote and enhance the social, physical and cognitive skills of participants.  To gain meaning from our program participants are offered opportunities to:

  • Develop relationships and interact with others
  • Discover new interests
  • Maintain independence
  • Improve and/or maintain physical skills
  • Enhance cognitive skills

Adult Day Health Care Services

Adult Day Care - Adult Day Health - Worcester MAOur Adult Day Health Program helps families to manage the responsibility of caring for an elderly or frail adult who is living at home. We provide medical care and supervision for elderly persons and disabled adults over the age of 18 who are unable to remain at home unattended during the course of the working day. We enable family members to continue working by providing respite for caregivers.

The Saint Francis Adult Day Health program provides family members with peace of mind knowing their loved one is receiving exceptional care. Participation in our Adult Day Health program allows the individual to enjoy companionship and care while his/her family attends to their daily commitments without worry.

Each and every individual who enters the plan is treated like a member of our family. Our nurses work with the individual's private physician to develop a personalized treatment plan, ensuring that we give the best possible care and attention to the individual's special needs.
Our comprehensive program encourages participants to engage in a variety of activities that provide both physical and mental stimulation, such as:

  • Music
  • Bingo
  • Exercises
  • Intergenerational programs
  • Games
  • Special Events
  • Entertainment
  • Crafts
  • Daily Mass

Additional benefits of the Adult Day Health program include:

  • Social services involvement to help monitor community needs
  • Monthly caregiver's support group
  • Hot, nutritious meals and snacks provided (special diet needs can be accommodated)
  • Forms of payment include Medicaid, long-term care insurance, private pay, Veterans Administration and other types of insurance plans
  • Transportation to and from the center is available throughout Worcester and neighboring towns

We also sponsor a monthly Caregiver Support Group. The group is open to the public and meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:00 at 101 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA. Meetings are held in the Sister's Dining Room. Please see our Events page for scheduled dates. For more information please call Dana Knight, Program Director at 508-752-2546.

Let us help you improve your life or the life of a loved one. If you would like to sign up a loved one for the program click here to access our application form and MD statement.

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“Big enough to help you, small enough to care.”Adult Day Care - Adult Day Health - Worcester MA

Saint Francis Adult Day Health opened in 1978 to provide an alternative to nursing home placement for elderly and disabled adults living in the community. We work in conjunction with services in the community to help people remain in their homes longer.  We provide respite to family members and give piece of mind to working caregivers.

  • Transportation is available through Taxi or Van to Worcester and the towns immediately surrounding Worcester. The drivers are trained to assist the elderly.
  • The program is open to adults over the age of 18.  
  • We provide nursing care, social services, activities and 2 hot meals and a snack during the day.  Our participation in the federal nutrition program ensures a balanced diet. All special diets can be accommodated.
  • We accept Private pay, MassHealth, Veterans Administration, and payment through Elder Services of Worcester (Navicare, Evercare)
  • All of the staff undergo Alzheimer Association  training, and the program space is secured.  Our C.N.A.’s provide assistance with feeding, toileting and personal care as needed.
  • Mass is held daily in the beautiful chapel, and pastoral care is available for spiritual needs.
  • Our activities are varied and provide mental and physical exercise and stimulation.  Weather permitting we hold activities outside in our spacious enclosed yard.

We offer a caregiver support group monthly which is open to the public.  It is held on the second Tuesday night of the month from 6:30-8:00PM.

You do a great job helping your loved one. What have you done for yourself lately?