Companion Day Services is designed to meet the needs of:
Adults who are recovering from a recent illness, injury or surgery.
Frail or socially isolated adults living at home, alone or with a responsible party.
Adults experiencing a decrease in physical, mental or social functioning.
Adults with memory impairments.
Adults with developmental disabilities.
Participant needs will be met through our comprehensive programs designed to:
Help delay the progress of a participant's existing disability.
Preserve or improve the participants health and level of functioning.
Maintain a participant's level of independence.
Establish an individual plan of care based on an assessment of personal needs and strengths.
Assist with activities of daily living and personal care provided in a safe and secure environment.
Provide nutritional meals and snacks.
Foster companionship through social interactions with other participants, children and students.
Criteria for Admission
The participant must be in need of supervision and/or assistance in one of the
following areas: physical, cognitive and/or social-emotional.
The participant's needs must be able to be met in a social versus medical atmosphere.
The participant must not require a skilled level of nursing care. The degree of
care needed must not outweigh the opportunity of the participant to benefit from the daily structured program.
The participant must not be harmful to self or others.
The participant must be ambulatory (with or without assistive devices) or be able to transfer with 1 person providing minimal assistance.
The participant must be continent of bowel and bladder or effectively use incontinent products.
Companion Day Services is licensed to accommodate up to 20 participants at one time. Individuals who have needs that can be met within the program may be accepted on a first come/first served basis. Existing participants will have the opportunity to add service hours prior to accepting new participants.
Requirements for Participation
All participants must have the following completed prior to attending Companion Day Services:
Emergency Treatment Consent
Release of Information
Medical Report and Medication Administration Consent (prior to first day of attendance) if medications will be administered by CDS staff upon the first day of attendance.
All participants must have the following completed within the first 30 days of participation:
Medical Report (if medications don't need to be administered on the first day of attendance)
Assessment Profile (completed by CDS staff)
Individualized Participant Service Plan (completed by CDS staff)
CACFP Household Income Statement
Companion Day Services may deny service to individuals based upon care needs or mood/behavior concerns.
Examples of individuals we regret to say we cannot serve include:
Aggressive individuals who potentially would be combative to other participants and staff.
An example might be a person who has very uncontrollable catastrophic reactions, which could result in physical or excessive verbal aggression.
Individuals who are persistent wanderers. An example might be a person whose wandering behavior cannot be controlled with sophisticated program strategies and close staff or volunteer supervision.
Individuals with very extreme physical limitations. An example might be a person who is bed-bound or requires more than 1 person to assist for safe transfer.
Individuals with uncontrolled incontinence. An example might be a person who will not wear adult undergarments or the use of undergarments is ineffective
(i.e. depends or attends).
What the Program is Not:
An "Unannounced Drop in Service." Care providers and/or participants need to make arrangements in advance with program staff to help ensure that proper staffing ratios are available.
A skilled health care facility providing advanced medical services.
A day-by-day trial period is extended to all participants to determine:
A participant's desire to participate in the program.
Appropriateness for the program.
Ability of the program to serve the participant's needs.
Center staff will notify the participant or responsible party immediately, if during this period or at any other time, it becomes apparent that there may be reason to believe the participant will not be able to continue in the program. Participants and/or responsible parties are asked to give at least two weeks notice if they plan to withdraw from the program or their hours and days of attendance will be changing.
Geographic Area Serviced
Companion Day Services is an operating 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Service area includes the city of Marshfield as well as surrounding communities.