When you call one of our centers the site supervisor will ask general questions about the needs of the participant and his/her family. After this initial screening, if the site supervisor thinks we are a good match for the level of care needed, the participant and caregiver will be invited to visit our center to meet the staff and see the program. The participant will also be invited for a free visit day. During these visits the site supervisor will get more detailed information about the participant. The supervisor will develop a care plan to assist the staff in meeting the cognitive, social or physical needs of the participant. Caregivers might also be referred to other services in the community, such as caregiver support groups, health care providers, geriatric care managers or caregiver counseling
Our program day includes a light breakfast, a nutritious lunch and a mid-afternoon snack. Our meals are carefully overseen by a nutritionist and meet USDA recommendations. Every effort will be made to accommodate special dietary needs. However, if necessary, a participant may bring food or beverages to complement what is served
At the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Centers, Day Haven provides door-to-door transportation on fully accessible vans on a limited basis for an additional fee. Our caring and professional drivers have many years of experience transporting physically frail older adults and people with dementia. Individuals belonging to Medicaid Managed Long Term Programs can coordinate transportation to and from Day Haven with their care managers.
Please note: Due to Covid-19, Day Haven has temporarily suspended our transportation program.
The Riverhead Center does not yet have a handicapped accessible van. Families may drop off and pick up their loved ones at our centers.
Our fees are based on the number of days per week and the number of hours per day a participant attends the program and whether Day Haven is providing the transportation. The site supervisor can give you this information when you call. There are several methods of payment including private pay, some private Long Term Care Insurance plans, and Medicaid Managed Long Term Care Plans. Our supervisors can give you more information about applying for Medicaid. Our caregiver services are offered free of charge and include three monthly caregiver support groups, Memory Cafes, the Day of Renewal and various educational events.