Frequently asked questions
What is CaHoots Adult Day Service?
CaHoots Adult Day Service is a social and activity center that focuses on independence and specific needs of each individual. It is a facility our members attend to stay busy during the day and experience community involvement to the best of their abilities.
What activities are offered at CaHoots?
Each activity calendar is carefully planned out with the inclusion of our members. We consider each ability and adjust our activities to include everyone. CaHoots offers many craft and art projects daily. We also plan outings around the local communities such as visits to the library, shopping days, daily walks, local events, and much more. CaHoots has many days of fun games including hallway bowling, darts, oversized dice games, card games, bingo, board games, and occasionally we gather by our oversized chalkboard to play brain teasers. CaHoots also includes our members in weekly chores such as shredding papers, taking out recyclables, light cleaning, checking the mail, and other member specific chores. CaHoots has a token system with a mini “store” where our members can “purchase” items with their tokens once each month.
What makes CaHoots different from other day programs?
CaHoots implements many learning techniques into our program that our members need to know in the outside world. However, our “teachings” are hidden in our approach. We use social communication and hands on learning to help our members feel more confident while they are out in the community. Our members are included in meal planning, grocery shopping, and meal prep. Our members assist staff with setting up activities and are included in job specific duties. CaHoots focuses on physical and mental health in a fun environment so our members never feel obligated to do something they don’t like. Encouragement is exaggerated at CaHoots so we can test each member’s abilities and help make them aware of things they thought they could never do. Our day program is full of energy and keeps our members stimulated the entire time they attend.
CaHoots’ staffing pattern is one that allows a more personalized program. If any member feels overwhelmed while at CaHoots, extra staffing allows those members to “get away” for a short time. It also allows more one on one attention that is greatly needed by everyone once in a while.
What are the hours CaHoots is open?
CaHoots is open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday. We have flexible scheduling so if a member needs to use our service earlier, we can arrange that. Please also be aware that we work around the schedule of our members, so please be patient if we are temporarily unavailable. We also allow our members to request service 24 hours before the requested date. We do not charge for absences. CaHoots offers transportation to and from the facility.
I want my loved one to start CaHoots, but what do I need to do?
Come on into CaHoots and talk to us or give us a call! You will want to determine if you are on any family care plans, if not we advise you to contact the local ADRC to find out if you are eligible, otherwise we do accept private pay. We require a TB Test and some initial paperwork, which we are more than happy to guide you through.