The Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center provides a safe, caring environment for adults who need daily supervision, socialization and assistance with the activities of daily living. A calendar for June
outlines the center's plans for the month. The Williams Center is a practical and appealing program for older adults who need specialized care but want to continue living in their own homes or community setting for as long as possible.
The Williams Center was recognized in 2010 by the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) as "the most outstanding and innovative adult day center in the nation." The criteria used by NADSA in singling out the Williams Center as the best in the U.S. included the areas of creative programming, specialized and personalized services, exceptional programs and services, and unique or well-established community partnerships. The national award recognizes the Williams Center as a model for "best practices," from which other centers can learn.
A structured program of meaningful activities, nutritious meals and opportunities for socialization are provided. Medical supervision is included, as well as the opportunity for baths and hair care. The staff includes a director, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants and activity coordinators. All staff have training and experience in working with those suffering from dementia.
In addition to providing a stimulating and safe experience for participants, the Williams Adult Day Center allows caregivers to continue their work and other family responsibilities during the day with the knowledge that their relatives are safe and well cared for.
The cost is $50.00 a day, with an additional charge of $7.00 for extended day services.
Some financial assistance is available for individuals with limited resources. Persons using these funds are encouraged to share in the cost of service by giving what they can afford. No one, however, is refused service owing to an inability to contribute.