“We try to do all we can to support our caregivers and participants and let them know we are here for them.”
---Barbie White, Day Services Manager – Maiden Center
Adult Life Programs is proud to be a United Way Member Agency in Catawba and Caldwell counties
Adult Life Programs had a great year in 2011. It was a year that marked change, growth and dedication to serving our mission of providing quality day services to adults. 2011 was an eventful year at Adult Life Programs, and we are eagerly looking forward to 2012 as a year that also marks accomplishments, challenges and growth. Here’s to 2012!
- 22,515 Adult Day Service units (1 person attending 1 day of Adult Day care).
- 23,979 Transportation trips provided (one-way to/from Participant’s home and Center)
- 53,354 Meals served
- Regular volunteers provided more than 2,589 volunteer hours
- 93% of caregivers surveyed reported overall satisfaction with ALP services
- 97% of caregivers were able to continue to work as a result of ALP services
- 91% of caregivers reported that ALP services enabled them to care for their loved one at home, thus delaying or avoiding premature residential care
- 96% of expenses are used to provide services for elderly and disabled adults and their caregivers
- 87% reported they made many new friends at ALP
- Adult Life Programs discharge information reveals that 93% of persons served avoided discharge from services due to a facility placement
- 8% of expenses are administration & fundraising.
- 92% of expenses went directly are used to provide services for elderly and disabled adults and their caregivers.
- There were many new faces at ALP. This year ALP saw a new Executive Director, a new Day Services Manager in Hickory and a new Day Services Manager in Conover. The Board of Directors also welcomed new members.
- 2011 saw two new vans added to our transportation fleet, one funded through a grant.
- Adult Life Programs poised itself for anticipated cuts in budgets at the state level, and was able to do so without reducing services to participants.
- 2011 marked the recertification of Adult Life Programs by the Center for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities at our Conover site.
IPRS State MH/DD/SAS Funding
SSBG Social Services Block Grant for Adult Day Care
HCCBG Home & Community Care Block Grant for Adult Day Care over age 60
Medicaid For Pyschosocial Rehabilitation
From our Participant's Families
“Adult Life Programs was an incredible service for my loved one."
|“ALP was a lifesaver for me and my sister.”
“It is a wonderful program and is very helpful.”
|“My husband has many friends there, he loves to go, and is very active.”
|“Adult Life Programs made all the difference for me. I could not have cared for my loved one without ALP.”
|“I’m grateful for ALP.”
|“My wife asks every morning if she can go to ALP today!”
|“ALP is an exceptional option to assisted living – my son can live at home.”
|“The staff is wonderful.”
|“My mother feels at home there.”
|“I know my mom is safe, and she has a routine that helps with her dementia.”
|“Great Staff! Great Care! Peace of mind knowing my loved one is in good hands!”
|“ALP allows me to have time for myself.”
|“Staff is gentle, patient, professional, encouraging to Dad and me.”
|“ALP is just like being in a family away from home.”
|“My mother is around people that love and care for her.”
|“While I work I feel confident that my loved one is being cared for and has made lasting friendships.”
|“I am so pleased to have this program for my loved one. The staff continues to help me improve his weak areas each day he is there.”
|“Due to medical problems I cannot stay home by myself and ALP is a safe place for me to go while my spouse works.”
“ALP gives my loved one a structured day and helps her to function with others. It has helped her overall life skills dramatically. Thank you so much ALP.”
|“ALP was an answer to a prayer for my family.”
|“ALP made my mother’s last days joy filled and meaningful – thank you so much.”
Previous Years in Numbers
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2009 Stakeholders Survey Results
Thank You to Our Many Supporters in 2008
Click to view our list of generous supporters
2007 Annual Report
Stories from Adult Life Programs
Caregiving Isn't for Sissies!
MINNIE AND FAY
It is commonly referred to as the “sandwich generation”, the generation of people who care for
their aging parents while supporting their own children. It involves immeasurable sacrifice of
those who are caught in the middle, but you would never know it from talking to Fay. She
speaks in terms of ‘blessing’, ‘fortunate’, ‘lucky’.
After her mom, Minnie aged 86, fell and broke her hip while living independently in Virginia, Fay
and her husband were faced with a choice presented by the rehab facility: put her in long
term care or come and get her. They decided to have Minnie move in with them and their four
children: Danielle – 17, Joshua – 12, Hannah – 10 and Abby – 6. As you can imagine, this is a
busy household full of: two working parents, varsity soccer, Irish step dance, saxophone and
clarinet music, swimming and chorus. In the midst of all this activity is a smiling Minnie. She
can’t see to watch television and she can’t read anymore, however; she has built in entertainment
with her grandchildren. “I just love them. They are so sweet!”
But Fay admits it is not always easy. Read the full story...
Hazel H. is a strong, independent woman. She had to
raise 7 children by herself, working in hosiery,
furniture and being a waitress. Her sons, Bruce and
Wayne, admit they don’t know how she did it. She
didn’t even drive until she was 40 years old! She
walked to work and if she thought there would be bad
weather, she would pack two lunches so she would be
able to stay and work.
Then, in 2003, Hazel had a stroke. By all accounts, she recovered from it well but began to become
forgetful. Her children became concerned about her but they had different ideas of what to do. Some of
the children thought their mom needed to move to a facility. Wayne and Bruce disagreed. Read the full story...
JIMMY AND ETHEL
They don’t exactly say it was love at first sight but it is
obvious watching them laugh and tease that they were
interested in one another early on in their meeting and
still very much enjoy one another’s company. Jimmy and
Ethel Johnson make a striking couple who are both quick
with a laugh. They were married in 1986. Good times were interrupted when Ethel had a stroke in
1999. The news was dismal. The doctors predicted that
Ethel would live her remaining days in a nursing home in
a vegetative state. Ethel had different plans. She
recovered enough to be able to be discharged from the
nursing home and return home with significant needs, including full time use of a wheelchair. This
recovery was a blessing; however, Jimmy was working full time at the telephone company. He had to be
at work at 8:00 a.m. He hired help to come to their home and care for Ethel, but often the help showed up
late or cancelled. He frequently had to leave work early to get home to relieve the help. Read the full story...