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Adult Day Services | San Mateo County

Adult Day Services | San Mateo County

Since 1975, Catholic Charities Adult Day Services has offered a sensible and affordable option for care and companionship during the day to residents of San Mateo County. In addition to providing a broad range of recreational and social activities, our program offers non-medical personal care, supervision, and assistance with activities of daily living.

Our goal is to create an environment that respects the dignity and life experience of those who might otherwise become isolated and are in need of some social interaction and stimulating activities. We help their families keep them in their own homes and communities as long as it is safe for them to do so. We provide support to caregivers who may be facing one of their most challenging roles, often with little experience or training to do so.

Our program is situated in a bright, spacious room bordered by an enclosed courtyard shaded by a majestic oak tree. With no more than 35 participants per day, we offer a range of fun and stimulating activities, the opportunity to make new friends, and an environment of warmth and respect created by our experienced staff.

We are conveniently located on a residential street just one block from the shops and restaurants along San Carlos’ Laurel Street.

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Adult Day Services Enrollment

The decision to enroll a family member in an adult day program is not always an easy one. We try to keep this process as simple for you as possible.  We encourage you to call 650 592 9325 and discuss your caregiving situation with our Program Manager.  To enroll in our program, please follow these four steps:

Step 1: Phone Screening
Please call 650 592 9325 to discuss your caregiving situation with our Program Manager.  We will complete an initial intake with you over the phone and schedule a program visit appointment.

Step 2: Program Visit
After your brief telephone screening, we will schedule a program visit which provides caregivers and participants with an opportunity to see how your loved one will respond to our program. It also allows program staff the opportunity to continue the assessment process that is necessary for determining if we can meet your family member’s needs.

Step 3: Completion of the Admission Paperwork
Admission paperwork must be completed to begin regular attendance in our program. Most of this paperwork can be quickly reviewed and easily completed by the primary caregiver. One form which can require more time and effort is the Physician’s Report for Community Care Facilities. Some doctors may need to schedule an appointment for a physical and/or a test for tuberculosis (PPD skin test, chest x-ray or blood test) prior to completing their report. The earlier you can begin this step, the sooner we may be able to begin regular participation in our adult day program. Most paperwork can be completed at the initial program visit.

Step 4: One-Month Trial Period
The first month in our program is used for more intensive assessment of needs by our staff members and it allows our staff to develop a plan of care. It is often the most challenging period for those older adults who may be reluctant about leaving the comfort of their homes. A program manager can help you navigate any challenges which may present themselves during this time.

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