For more than 30 years, The Johnson Adult Day Program, specifically designed for those with dementia, has been setting the standard for activity-based, client-centered care and support for adults with a range of health challenges, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, or the after-effects of stroke or traumatic brain injury.
JADP enjoys more than 15,000 participant visits annually and tallies an average of 200 daytrips. This would not be possible without the help of many organizations in the community including The Colorado Health Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter, as well as volunteers from the Swedish Medical center and physician residents of The Colorado Health Foundation.
JADP is “Celebration Central” and we celebrate the birthdays of every participant and staff member along with the celebration of every holiday we can think of! There are many fun and exciting events in the facility for the participants, families, and caregivers such as the annual Senior Prom, Mother’s Day Brunch, Father’s Day and Summer Luau, just to name a few. We have a theme every month to focus interest to help engage their participants. All of the activities throughout the day are geared toward physical, cognitive, and social stimulation for their participants.
Activities are geared to the participant’s ability level, encouraging group participation, socialization, maximum mobility, and good times. JADP enjoys one of the highest staff retention levels in the business and ensures extraordinary care and security for all JADP participants. Medical oversight is provided by a Registered Nurse administering medication, breathing treatments, wound care and other medical concerns. Professional caregivers and Certified Nursing Assistants, assist with personal care and all of our activity coordinators hold bachelor degrees and specialize in running therapeutic activities. A fresh catered nutritious lunch is served daily by our certified Dietary Aide. In addition, a light breakfast is served every morning and a light snack in the afternoons.
Music therapy is an important part of our program. Research has shown that music helps the person suffering from Alzheimer’s/Dementia come alive inside. Because it so enriching, we have live musical entertainment daily and a music program through Elder Turtle. Continuing with our social model, we stimulate the clients through board and word games, the Memories in the Making Art Program through the Alzheimer’s Association, dance classes, Zumba and annual events such as the Senior Prom, end of Summer Luau, Mother’s Day brunch, Father’s Day car show and many programs that enhance and help to slow their memory loss