For many caregivers, the Center provides them with the adult day care services they need in order to adequately care for their aging spouse or relative. Whether they use the Center for respite services or for daily care so that they can work or tend to other responsibilities this is an important option for family caregivers.
Currently, through an annual grant awarded from the D.C. Office on Aging and Community Living (DCAL), the Center provides: (a) Adult Day Care Services, (b) Recreational/Socialization Activities, (c) Health Promotion, (d) Comprehensive Assessment, (e) Counseling and (f) Case Management. These six components are accomplished through the provision of: (a) Transportation and Escort Services, (b) Congregate Meals, (c) Therapeutic Arts, (d) Inter-generational Activities, (e) Caregiver’s Support Group, (f) Music Therapy, (g) Fit and Wellness Programs, and (h) Outreach to the Local Community
The Center also makes referrals to other services offered to residents of the District of Columbia aged sixty years and older by the D.C. Office on Aging and Community Living (DACL) such as: (a) Caregiver Support, (b) Community and Home-Delivered Meals, (c) Information and Referral/Assistance, (d) Legal Assistance, (e) Long-Term Care Planning, (f) Medicaid Enrollment Assistance, (g) Nutrition Programs, (h) Safe at Home Resources and (i) Nursing Home to Community Living Transition. In addition, the Center collaborates with the D.C. Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) for low-income seniors interested in receiving assistance in completing the necessary government forms for Medicaid benefits and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The GNJ Center’s minimal admission criteria are as follows: self-toileting, self-feeding, independent mobility, ability to make routine decisions alone, present no threat to self or others, fully vaccinated, sixty years of age or older and a District resident.