The Health Department’s Medical Adult Day Care program was of seven community organizations to receive a grant from the United Way of Caroline County this fall.
The UWCC chose to focus this year’s awards on programs and services that address mental health, food insecurity, and programs and services for seniors and the elderly. “There are so many needs in our community but we felt these three were the most pressing,” said past President Samantha Parker. “The pandemic and inflation have created special challenges for our must vulnerable residents, especially children, the elderly, and those struggling with a mental health condition.”
Medical Adult Day Care is a program of services designed to allow health impaired adults of Caroline County to remain in their homes and community. They live as independently as possible, with dignity and a renewed sense of quality of life, through care in the least restrictive setting, while preventing inappropriate or premature institutionalization. The program addresses the needs of vulnerable adults who require medical care ranging from nursing facility level of care, to individuals who are in jeopardy of medical decline and deterioration.
Clients in the program require assistance with a number of conditions, including chronic medical conditions, mental health, social issues, and activities of daily living. The program also addresses the need of socialization to prevent isolation, cognitive decline, and identity deterioration. Additionally, MADC addresses the deep need for family respite care.
Funding provided by the United Way of Caroline County will support the program’s therapeutic activities, including physical and cognitive stimulation, art and music therapy, and learning experiences for program participants.
“We are so appreciative to the United Way for recognizing the tremendous support our program provides to seniors and their families,” said Medical Adult Day Care Director Amanda Moseley. “We provide services on a sliding scale so that anyone can afford our program, so grants like this help make sure we can provide programs and activities that are fun and engaging to our program participants, but also help with their physical, mental, and social-emotional health.”
The Medical Adult Day Care program is supported by the Caroline Medical Adult Day Care Foundation, a private foundation that exists to provide supplementary funding for the program. If you would like to make a contribution to the Foundation, please contact Ms. Moseley at email@example.com.