Welcome Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB) Case Managers
Joyce is a sixty-one year old woman who lives in a board and care home. Joyce participated in different RCEB day programs for many years. At age 55, chronic health conditions requiring medical supervision began to keep her at home. Feeling more isolated, Joyce started showing signs of depression and began gaining unwanted pounds.
Two years ago, Joyce enrolled into an adult day health care program and now attends five days a week. At the center, professional health care staff helps monitor her health conditions related to cerebral palsy and assist in managing her diabetes and weight.
Along with nurse monitoring, activities are designed around Joyce's specific needs for physical and occupational therapy and around her interests in art and making new friends.
People who use RCEB services may find adult day services an attractive community option for social interaction and health services. Adult day services offers a supportive and engaging environment where individuals with different levels of physical and cognitive ability participate in group activities that focus on keeping people at their healthiest.
Adult day services centers provide personalized care and should be considered as a care option. Historically, adult day services have served older adults but this service model has gradually expanded to provide support for younger adults as well.
There are two basic models of adult day services: adult day support center and adult day health care. Adult day support centers provide care planning, social and recreational activities, lunch and supervision. Their cost is covered through private pay or through a contract with RCEB.
Adult day health care programs offer similar services but also include health care such as nursing, physical, occupation and speech therapies, dietitian and pharmaceutical counseling and care coordination. These services are paid for by Medi-Cal or private pay
In Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, there are 16 and 14 centers respectively. While there are two basic service models, each center provides a unique mix of services and possesses an individual capacity and ability to accommodate special needs.
To enroll a client, a RCEB case manager should contact a center directly. The intake process begins over the phone and additional documentation such as a physician's form and a medical and social history will be needed. The center will then make an appointment to begin the on-site visit and assessment process.
The RCEB consumer, case manager, family member or other people involved in care decisions should attend and participate in the assessment process.
To learn more about adult day services, please call the Adult Day Services Network at (510) 883-0874.