FAQ – Adult Day Services

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Adults with developmental disabilities work with knowledgeable professionals to gain more independence and a higher quality of life in North Central Health Care’s Adult Day Services. Learn more about this program from the answers to frequently asked questions below.

How do you qualify for the program?

Participants attending Adult Day Services must have a diagnosis related to a Developmental Disability.

What is your staff to client ratio?

Staff to client ratio ranges depending on the day but on average the range is between 1/5.4 to 1/6.0.

Is there a cost for community-based activities?

Most of the community-based activities offered are at no additional charge. However, there are some activities that do have a cost. Cost activities are typically either the individual’s admittance fee to a special event or for their lunch or meal to be purchased in the community when a sack lunch is not possible or desired by the participant. Adult Day Service's provides an activity calendar monthly that outlines what activities are at no additional charge and what activities will require the participant to provide their own funds.

Do you offer transportation to and from community activities and is there an additional charge for this transportation?

Adult Day Services does provide transportation to and from community activities for participant at programming without additional charges.

What are some of the activities in the community that are offered?

Bowling at the local bowling alleys, shopping trips to local stores and retailers, volunteer opportunities at the Salvation Army and Mountain Bay Trail, YMCA, special events such as the Marathon County Fair, yearly steam Engine show, display events at Cedar Creek, displays at the local museum, park outings and picnics, etc.

Do you offer community-based activities?

Yes, we offer a variety of community-based activities both regular activities and attending seasonal and special events that are held within regular programming hours.

Do you offer transportation?

Yes, North Central Health Care does have a transportation program that can transport participant to and from programming, however, this is a separate program and does entail an additional cost.

How long have you been in service?

Adult Day Services have been serving our Central Wisconsin community since 1971.

What is the average age range of those enrolled in programming?

The average age range for participants is 22 - 65.

What is the eligible age range for Adult Day Services?

Participants must be 18 years and older.