Day Health Programs and Services

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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.


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


• General health and nutrition teaching
• Two snacks and a nutritious hot lunch daily – view a Hawthorn Sample Menu

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


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. View a Sample Weekly Client Schedule. 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


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.