Adult Day Care
1200 Saginaw St., Scranton, Pa. 18505
6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Telespond Senior Services, Inc., operates a full service adult day services program for older adults who are in need of supervision, personal care, or nursing services. Participants spend the day in a clean, safe and structured environment. The facility currently serves 40+ clients per day, and is specifically designed for the Alzheimer’s patient. It includes a wandering area indoors and a patio area and yard, where participants grow vegetables and flowers.
At Telespond Senior Services, Inc. we focus on your loved ones needs providing a healthy lunch and snacks.
Our facility provides a walk in shower and a beauty salon that participants may make regular appointments with an outside beautician that is familiar with handling the special needs of your loved one.
The adult day services center boasts a caring and supportive staff, professional nursing care, clean and cheerful facilities. Adult Day Care is an affordable alternative to nursing home care, and allows loved ones to remain at home. For additional information on the adult day care center, contact Mary O’Donnell, Adult Day/Respite Services Director, either by e-mail or by phone at (570) 346-7860.
Check out the adult day care newsletter, The Outlook . You’ll find a complete menu and activities for the month.
Comments from our caregivers:
“If it were not for your Center, Leonard would have been in a Nursing Home two years earlier.” Mike M.
“Everyone tells me I did a great job but I could have never done it without all of you.” Charlotte Y.
“It was a great help to me to have a few hours for myself to relax.” Romayne G.
“Lucky for me she fell in love with the program and all of the people connected with it. Ann continues to ask me several times a day, ‘Am I going up the hill today?’ She just can’t wait to see her friends.” Joe G.
“Telespond’s Adult Day Care, transportation, and the Senior Companion Program provided our family with the opportunity to take the much needed caregiving time-outs.” Henry G.
“Mom came home the very first day happy, talking and looking forward to going back. It’s been that way ever since. Thank you for bringing some light and life back to my mother.” Sally F.
Individuals in need of financial assistance to keep an older adult loved one at home may be eligible for the Family Caregiver Support Program. This program allows up to $200 per month to purchase such items as incontinence supplies, Ensure, vitamins and over-the-counter products for a specific illness, Meals on Wheels, respite, personal care, homemaking, etc.; up to $2,000 for an assistive device such as handicapped bars for the bathroom, wheelchair, lift chair, medical alert,etc.; or $2,000 for a one-time only home modification to accommodate the older adult loved one, such as wheelchair ramps or bathroom modification.
Eligibility criteria for the Family Caregiver Support Program: (1) the older adult must be 60 years of age or older and functionally dependent, which means that the person requires enough assistance with one or more activities of daily living to be deemed incapable of being left unattended for any significant period of time; (2)the caregiver must have a family relationship with the individual and reside in the same household; (3) must reside in Lackawanna County, PA; and (4) the family unit must meet specific income guidelines as defined by the PA Department of Aging. Anyone interested in applying for this program may contact the Intake Department at the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging at (570)963-6740.
Through the Consumer Reimbursement program, the agency directly reimburses consumers for in-home services provided by caregivers retained directly by the consumers.
Adult Day Services Transportation
Arrangements can be made for individuals to be picked up by Telespond Senior Services, Inc. that want to attend the Adult Day Services and taken back to their homes with the Fleet of Handicapped accessible vans.