Adult Day Service - Friendship Club
The Friendship Club is a community based program dedicated to
assisting older adults with progressive memory disorders to
maintain their highest level of ability. The stimulating and
caring environment is designed to enhance the self-esteem,
well being, and dignity of each member through the creation
of person-centered programs. This partnership in care giving
enables family members to keep their loved one at home, and
to provide caregivers with much needed respite.
Daily activities are planned to meet each member’s interests and
abilities. Our full schedule of activities include:
- Art & Music Therapy
- Reminiscence therapy
- Daily exercise
- Pet visits
- Intergenerational visits
- Create new music
- Life Skills activities
- New hobbies
- Pleasant conversation
- A new confidence
- Encouragement & care from a compassionate, well-trained staff
In addition to the much needed respite provided by the ADS
program, caregivers and family members are supported by the
- Caregiver counseling and support.
- Caregiver resource and community referral information and
- Monthly caregiver support group meetings*.
- Counseling and support for participants provided by a licensed
Our caregiver forum is held on the second Monday of each month
from 2-3:30 PM, everyone is welcome whether their loved one
attends the program or not. Respite care is available for
Q: What is Adult Day Service?
Bloomfield Township Adult Day Service program (ADS) is a
community-based therapeutic program dedicated to assisting
older adults with dementia to maintain their highest level
of ability. The stimulating and caring environment is
designed to enhance the self-esteem, wellbeing, and dignity
of each member through the creation of person-centered
programs. Friendship Club ADS is based on the social model
of service provision. Social model ADS provides non-medical
supervision in a safe and engaging setting to those living
in their homes who do not need 24-hour care*. The service
provides respite to family caregivers giving them much
needed breaks. We provide therapeutic activities and
structured socialization to meet the strengths and needs of
people with dementia. Persons in the program are carefully
grouped with others who share common interests and abilities
to ensure successful engagement for all members.
*Medical model ADS has medical professionals on staff and
offers care to those with higher levels of need. Friendship
Club is not a medical model ADS.
Q: Where is Adult
Day Service located?
A: The Friendship Club Adult Day
Service is located in the Bloomfield Township Senior Center,
4315 Andover Road, Bloomfield Township.
Q: Do you
have to be a resident of Bloomfield Township?
Members of the Friendship Club must be Bloomfield Township
residents or their primary family caregiver must reside in
Q: Is a Doctor’s order required?
A: Yes. There is a health screening summary form that
must be completed by the member’s physician and that will
indicate the diagnosis of dementia. Additionally, an
up-to-date negative TB reading is required.
there any other requirements for enrollment in the
A: Adult Day Service is not a
guaranteed service and the enrollment process includes
consideration of the person’s abilities and needs in light
of our abilities to maintain our therapeutic setting.
Members must be at least 50 years old and able to ambulate
with assistance of a cane, walker, or wheelchair. If using a
wheelchair—that individual must be able to stand and
transfer to use the bathroom with assistance of one person.
Individuals must also be able to participate in the program
with existing staffing ratios (1 staff to 4 members) and
benefit from a structured activities program based on
evaluation by our BTSS social worker. In advance of
enrolling in the program the guardians/responsible parties
have agreed to pay the designated fee and participate in
Q: What are the fees? And what do
A: There is an enrollment fee of $100
to be paid prior to the in-home assessment.
are $70.00 for a half day (4 or less hours) or $80.00 for a
full day (4 or more hours.) In-home health care ranges
$20-26 per hour. ADS is a reasonable way to provide care
with the added value of socialization and therapeutic
activities. This fee includes a hot lunch, snack,
partnership in care support and a full activities program.
There is a re-enrollment fee of $100 for return following a
Leave of Absence (LOA).
Q: What are hours of
A: The Friendship Club hours of operation
are: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Are meals provided for members?
A: Yes. A hot meal at
lunch and an afternoon snack are served daily.
special diets be accommodated?
A: The hot lunches are
provided by BTSS Home Delivered Meals program. The menus are
approved by the Area Agency on Aging 1-B and can accommodate
Q: Is transportation available? What
is the cost?
A: Based on availability of staff, we
may be able to offer transportation service for those
members who are assessed to benefit from transport. This is
a prescheduled service that is offered either one-way or
roundtrip. The fee is $18 one-way and $36 round trip.
Q: Are other services available for members at the
A: Showering, grooming or shaving
services on-site will be considered on a case-by-case basis,
with advance scheduling and staff capacity. There is an
additional charge of $50 for each shower and $20 for each
Q: What activities are offered?
A: The activities and programs offered are designed
specifically for individuals living with dementia and build
on each member’s ability and interest. A diverse selection
of activities include: creative arts and crafts, board and
card games, baking, gardening, reminiscence therapy, pet
visits, exercise programs and group discussions. Music
providers visit several times a week.
Q: Are support
services offered for family caregivers?
A: Yes. Our
“Caregiver Forum”, an Alzheimer’s Association co-sponsored
group, meets the second Monday of every month from 2:00-3:30
pm at the Bloomfield Township Senior Center. This support
group is open to anyone that is providing care to someone
with dementia. Other services for family caregivers include
coordination of the participants’ person-centered care plan
and supportive counseling for participants and family