Hawthorn Adult Day Health

Healthy, engaged, and enjoying life

What can you do when you–or someone you love–can no longer function independently at home? If you live in the greater Chicopee, Springfield and West Springfield area, the answer is simple: call Hawthorn Adult Day Health.

Hawthorn Adult Day Health provides adult day health services designed to meet the physical, functional and social needs of elderly and disabled persons. We offer a comprehensive array of services, including medical management, therapeutic programs, nutritional support, daily activities, mental stimulation and opportunities for social interaction. Each day at Hawthorn Adult Day Health is carefully planned to promote health and happiness through enjoyable, life-enhancing experiences. A comprehensive clinical team works with each participant, and his or her family, to create a plan of care and activities designed to deliver optimal benefits.

Celene said her brother Paul, 61, lives a far fuller life as a result of Hawthorn Elder Care and its staff.  “They are the best, the absolute best. I can’t say enough about them,” she said. “It’s the best organization in the world.”  Read the full story here. 

Hawthorn Adult Day Health has three convenient locations in Springfield, West Springfield and Chicopee Massachusetts. All three sites have vans that can provide transportation.  We also use door to door PVTA vans.  The caretaker/family member will have to schedule the ride but we will pay for that service for you.

85 Interstate Drive (Main Office)
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 205-2944
 
273 State Street
Spiringfield, MA 
(413) 787-0606
 
93 Main Street
Chicopee, MA 01020
(413) 598-8217

 

AdultDayHealth@chd.org (email address for all locations)

Hours / Transportation

All Hawthorn Adult Day Health locations are open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Van transportation is available for clients to and from each center. Some Mass Health insurance plans cover the cost of transportation; please call our program director, Audrey Monroe, (413) 206-5559 to see if you are eligible.

Contact Hawthorn and Enrollment

A referral and personal interview are necessary for admission into Hawthorn Adult Day Health. For more information, or to refer yourself or a family member, call (413) 206-5559 or email the program director, Audrey Monroe, at AdultDayHealth@chd.org.

Adult Day Health (ADH) services are day programs for adults who need supervision and health services during the daytime. Adult Day Health programs offer nursing care, therapies, personal care assistance, social and recreational activities, meals, and other services in a community group setting. Adult Day Health programs are for adults who return to their homes and caregivers at the end of the day.

Hawthorn Elder Care’s day health programs include a comprehensive array of services designed to promote the physical, mental and emotional health of elders. People attend 2 – 5 days a week, Monday – Friday. At Hawthorn Adult Day Health, we focus on keeping seniors active in the community. This includes taking trips to the library, museum, park, Big E or out for activities such as swimming, bowling, shopping or anything else of interest to our participants.

Transportation

Hawthorn has its own vans and often transports clients to and from the program as well as on trips into the community.

Nutrition

• General health and nutrition teaching
• Two snacks and a nutritious hot lunch daily

Medical / Personal Care Services

• Medication assessment and management in collaboration with the participant’s physician
• Ongoing health assessment and care of medical and mental health conditions
• Coordination of care with the individual’s primary care physician
• Management of diabetes and other chronic illnesses
• Incontinence and colostomy care
• Supervision and education regarding medication
• Personal care
• Assistance and training in activities of daily living
• Physical, occupational, and speech therapy

 Activities

At Hawthorn, we pride ourselves on keeping people active and engaged with their peers and with the community. We encourage people to bring their own interests into the program and offer a varietys of different groups. Here’s a list of some of what we offer:

• Companionship and social interaction with peers and staff
• Therapeutic and cognitively stimulating activities (games, quizzes, discussions)
• Musical interactions
• Daily exercise
• Shopping trips
• Day trips (i.e. shopping, library, coffee, bowling, etc)
• Entertainment
• Quiet area for relaxation and reading
• Dementia specific activities (this may vary in different sites)

 Social Services

• On-going counseling and support for participants and their families
• Referrals for services such as housing, transportation, in-home care, or mental health services
• Assistance determining eligibility for various services and benefits
• Education and support of caregivers

Funding

MassHealth pays for Adult Day Health services for MassHealth members who meet clinical eligibility requirements and have a MassHealth coverage type that includes ADH services. Please contact Hawthorn with any payment or insurance related questions. We will work with you to determine insurance eligibility or self pay plans as appropriate.

When families and caregivers are considering adult day health or other alternatives for their loved one’s, they typically have lots of questions. We have provided answered to some of the most commonly asked questions below. If you have other questions, please contact ADH Program Director, Audrey Monroe, at AMonroe@chd.org. We look forward to speaking with you.

What is Adult Day Health?

Adult Day Health (ADH) services are day programs for adults who need supervision and health services during the daytime. Adult Day Health programs offer nursing care, therapies, personal care assistance, social and recreational activities, meals, and other services in a community group setting. Adult Day Health programs are for adults who return to their homes and caregivers at the end of the day.

Do you provide transportation?

All three sites have vans that can provide transportation.  We also use door to door PVTA vans.  The caretaker/family member will have to schedule the ride but we will pay for that service for you.

Do you serve meals/food at the program?

We serve two snacks and a hot meal everyday at the programs.  We can handle special diets and/or diet restrictions also.  Our lunches come from Beaven Kelly in Holyoke and are picked up daily.  We have certified Serve-safe staff on site and the staff are also first-aid and CPR certified.

What if you don’t like the food we serve?

People have the opportunity to bring in their own food which the staff will warm up if needed. We do make accommodations based on dietary requirements (doctor’s orders) and religious beliefs.

What kind of activities do you do at the programs?

Art, music, balloon volley ball, bowling, a variety of community trips, a variety of games, culture, healthy habits, current events, arm chair travel, Wii, karaoke, bingo are a few examples of what we can offer. We go out on trips everyday weather permitting and we offer free trips not just ones that require money.

Do you go out on trips?

We often go to the parks, the library and shopping but some other example are to the big for the horse shows, swimming, bowling and entertainment at the other sites. We change our schedule about four times a year to add variety and also encourage participants to give us ides where they would want to go on trips and what kind of groups they desire.

How do we choose the groups we want to go to?

Staff will sit down with you daily and have you choose from the three to four choices that we have available for each group time.

Are you able to administer medications?

We have a nurse and a LPN on site every day.  They can administer medications and help answer questions that individuals might have or the family /caregiver has. We can assist in catheters, tracheostomies, colostomy bags, tube feedings, wound care and monitor complex diabetes.

How many days a week can I come to the program?

We would like people to come at least two days a week but you can up to five days a week.  The programs are open Monday through Friday 9-3.  Staff are in the building from 8-4.

How do you pay for this service?

Mass health is the most common insurance people utilize. We can help people through the process if they want to pay privately or need financial help to pay.