Caring for a loved one can be challenging, especially when you’re juggling many other responsibilities.
Full Life’s adult day health programs provide a break for you while fostering the well-being and independence of your loved one, preventing premature or unnecessary placement in a nursing home.
Participants in our programs:
- Enjoy educational and recreational programs that challenge minds, keep bodies moving and lift spirits
- Participate in skilled rehabilitative and nursing therapies to improve physical, social and cognitive functioning
- Develop peer friendships in a safe, disability-friendly environment
Specialized adult day health programs include:
- Health and Wellness Program
- Memory Care and Wellness Services (as featured in Seattle Times) for persons with Alzheimer’s or other dementia
- Heads Up Program for adults with acquired brain injury
- Get Active Program for adults with developmental disabilities
- MS Achievement Center for persons living with multiple sclerosis
There are many funding aid options to enroll in Full Life adult day health programs. Funding sources include DSHS programs, Veterans Administration, private insurance, private pay and sliding scale ($0-65/day).
Our participants have a variety of chronic health concerns, such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, heart conditions or stroke rehabilitation.
Skilled nursing and rehabilitative therapies are incorporated into each participant’s personalized care plan.
“Memory Care and Wellness Services keeps my mother mentally and physically active, and the program gives me time to grocery shop and run other errands. Everyone is very upbeat and has a great attitude – they all really have their hearts in their work.”
~ Don, son of Donna
Our participants with memory loss enjoy staying active and making friends in our safe and secure environment.
We help maintain your loved one’s independence with an evidence-based fitness program and rehabilitative therapies.
In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, you may choose to receive home visits, an assessment of your care needs and other ongoing support.
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Day Program
- Safe and secure environment
- Evidence-based fitness program
- Health assessment & planning
- Occupational therapy
- Family caregiver support in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association
Dementia Program Cares for Caregivers, Seattle Times feature story
~ Joel, traumatic brain injury survivor and Heads Up Program participant“Our lives have changed completely since Joel started coming to Full Life. Today he’s doing fabulous. He amazes me.”
~ Babette, Joel’s wife
Participants with an acquired brain injury work closely with their peers toward greater independence, responsibility and integration into community life.
Comprised of groups based on aptitude level, participants strive to improve their thinking and community skills, practice using memory aids, and learn cooking and other abilities they can use at home.
We foster skills that help participants remain in their most independent living arrangement.
- Rehabilitative therapies – occupational therapy through exercise
- Health services – nursing assessment, treatment and medication management
- Cognitive skill building – improve attention and concentration
- Psychosocial support – mental, emotional, behavioral, social and spiritual
- Vocational review and referral – clarify employment goals and build pre-work skills
- Indoor sports
- Arts & crafts
- Writing groups
- Word games
- Field trips
- Computers 101
“Since he started attending, Warren has matured as a full adult. He’s increased his confidence, become more independent and developed friendships with a nice variety of people. He’s been such a happy person since he started at Full Life.”
~ Irene, Warren’s sister
Participants with developmental disabilities enjoy many group activities and work to increase their independence in our specialized program for adults with developmental disabilities.
All enrollees take part in group and individual rehabilitative activities and have access to skilled nursing services. A curriculum focused on functional living skills (such as bathing, dressing and mobility) helps participants become more independent.
Two subprograms are offered to participants of the appropriate skill level: TIME is for those needing more individual support; Life Skills helps those who are most independent.
Therapy Integration Mobility Education (TIME)
Participants with moderate to severe developmental disabilities focus on activities customized to individual needs. This program offers rehabilitative therapies in a community environment, helping participants integrate into a goal-oriented setting where “teachable moments” abound.
Our most self-directed participants with developmental disabilities study safety, nutrition, health, job skills and money management. Vocational review and referral is offered to those transitioning into the workforce or seeking activity in retirement.
“Collaborating with staff from Full Life’s adult day health is the foundation of a true partnership that is providing greater benefit to the MS community.”
~ Allison Stephens, MSW
Director of Service Management
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Greater Northwest Chapter
Help us launch our newest adult day health program, specially designed for persons living with multiple sclerosis.
We help participants improve their well-being through understanding, managing and living with the effects of this disease.
The program focuses on a holistic health spectrum: physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual. Participants benefit from working with a multi-disciplinary staff representing skilled nursing, occupational therapy, social work and case management.
Our rehabilitative gym includes specialized exercise equipment appropriate for persons living with MS.
As with all our programs, we seek to support individuals in developing skills to enable them to remain in their most independent living arrangement.