Adult Care Food Program

Freedom Day Center, located at 3596 Macon Road, Columbus GA, announces the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled participants at the center, and will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Contact Hope Robbins at 706-221-0158, Freedom Day Center, 3596 Macon Road, Columbus GA
The Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, Child and Adult Nutrition Programs – Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Price Meals are used to determine each participants’ eligibility for free and reduced-price meals in this program. Adult participants who are members of food stamp households or who are SSI or Medicaid participants are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.
Food Program

What is Adult Day Health Care

Adult Day Care Centers are designed to provide care and companionship for seniors who need assistance or supervision during the day. The program offers relief to family members or caregivers and allows them the freedom to go to work, handle personal business or just relax while knowing their relative is well cared for and safe.

The goals of the programs are to delay or prevent institutionalization by providing alternative care, to enhance self-esteem and to encourage socialization. There are two types of adult day care: adult social day care and adult day health care. Adult social day care provides social activities, meals, recreation and some health-related services. Adult day health care offers more intensive health, therapeutic and social services for individuals with severe medical problems and those at risk of requiring nursing home care.

Seniors generally take part in the program on a scheduled basis and the services that are offered may include the following: Counseling, Education, Evening care, Exercise, Health screening, Meals, Medical care, Physical therapy, Recreation, Respite care, Socialization, Supervision, Transportation, Medication Management

Freedom Day Center Opens New Adult Day Care in Columbus

Freedom Day Center Opens New Location

Columbus, GA

It is estimated that up to seven million women are unpaid caregivers to the elderly.  They struggle to cope with the exhaustion, loneliness, mental and physical demands, and heartbreak of watching their loved one grow weaker.  Even more arduous is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.   Women need help desperately and adult day care is a growing option for many families.

The Freedom Day Center is an adult day care option for many families caring for a loved-one with physical and mental impairments.  National statistics show the number one fear of senior adults is going to a nursing home and who could blame them!  So what can families do that are struggling with the high cost of nursing care or caregiver burn out?  With the opening of the Freedom Day Center’s expanded facility in Columbus GA, there is now an affordable care option available for working families.

“Elder care has become the top problem in our society today as it replaces child care as the number one issue for the men and women in today’s work force.”  Hope Robbins, President and founder of Freedom Day Center said. “Already people are spending more time caring for or providing for the care of their elderly parents than they did caring for their own children.  The problem will only magnify with the aging of the population.”

Much like child day care, adult day care can be a very affordable option for many families.  With senior care cost sky rocketing many families are looking for options and the Freedom Day Center can help them.  Freedom provides a variety of services such as medication management, personal care, memory therapy and socialization. Call us at 706-221-0158 to schedule a tour at our convenient new location off of Macon Road.