Messiah Lifeways Adult Day
Caring for a loved one can be exhausting -- the physical and mental challenges that an aging loved one faces often lead to loss of independence and isolation for both parties. That’s why so many caregivers are turning to Messiah Lifeways Adult Day programs for support.
For Erin Orndorf, that support came in the form of stability for her mother, Cresence, who participates in Adult Day programing each weekday. “My mom was in a nursing home for about two years where she participated in a variety of activities,” Erin explained. “When she came home, my family thought it would be good to keep her on a similar routine. At Messiah Lifeways Adult Day, she loves doing activities and just being around other people. It also provides a daily routine that she can follow -- she wakes up at the same time, takes her pills at the same time, and so on. She really needs that stability in her life.”
Erin has also observed that Cresence truly looks forward to attending Adult Day. “My mom never complains about getting up and getting ready to come each morning,” Erin said. “She likes to dress up a bit and wear her jewelry and make-up each day. That makes her feel good about herself.”
“Adult Day has helped me tremendously,” Erin continued. “I can depend on having someone there to watch over my mother and keep her safe. It also gives me a chance to get some things done or do things I want to do but wouldn’t otherwise have time for. I’d recommend anyone considering Adult Day to give it a try!”
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the fees for the Messiah Lifeways Adult Day program?
The rates are based on two levels of care, a half-day rate (4 hours or less) or full-day rate (8 hours), along with a separate bathing and grooming charge. For more information and a full list of rates, please call the respective location or download the Adult Day Fact Sheet.
Does my loved one have to attend Adult Day services eight hours a day, five days a week?
No. The Adult Day
program provides great flexibility by offering a full- or half-day program, which can be scheduled for as little as one day a week.
How old must you be to attend Messiah Lifeways Adult Day?
Anyone age 60 and better is eligible to use the program.
Is there financial assistance available to pay for Adult Day services?
Yes. Financial assistance is available for those who may qualify. The County Agency on Aging and Community Services provides funding for those deemed eligible. The Messiah Lifeways Community Support Fund is another funding resource. For more information, please call the respective location.
Is there transportation available for Adult Day services?
Yes. Please call the desired location for details on Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, and York counties transportation services.
Our Adult Day program in Cumberland County serves the entire Central PA region, including Dauphin County. Whether you live in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, or the surrounding area, we have adult day services that can enrich the life of your loved one. Contact us today for more information.
Mechanicsburg location: 717.790.8224
Carlisle location: 717.243.0447
How do I enroll my loved one in the Adult Day program?
First, you should schedule an appointment to visit to learn more about the program. During your visit, the staff can explain the enrollment process. To enroll, a care assessment must be performed by an Adult Day staff member, and a medical evaluation form must be completed by a physician.