Our Adult Day Center is a safe and happy place where the elderly and people with disabilities come each day for quality care and friendship, socializing, and fun. Our Adult Day Center allows caregivers and family members to continue working and enjoy a much-needed break. Above all else, the staff and volunteers at the Adult Day Center give love, show respect, and honor the dignity of those in their care.
The Friends for Life Adult Day Center located at 5000 Lakewood in Waco, Texas, in the Meyer Family Intergenerational Center. The center is open from 7:30 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday.
What services does the Adult Day Center provide?
- Fun, life enrichment activities and exercises programs led by our certified Activity Director
- Arts & crafts projects
- Sing-a-longs, exercise, dance-a-longs
- Birthdays with cake and ice cream, Bingo, domino tournaments
- Music entertainment, movies, and popcorn
- Of course, there is always some quiet time to watch the aquarium fish, watch TV or sit and visit or rest.
- Special events and holiday parties
- Guest visits from local Waco community (i.e. Fire Department, Cameron Park Zoo, Bands, & many more)
- Many other creative, engaging activities
- Licensed Vocational Nurses who administer daily care and medication
- Personal care and assistance by our Certified Nursing Assistants
- Blood pressure and weight monitoring
- Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snacks planned by a Registered Dietitian
- Transportation to and from the center (restrictions apply)
- Quiet, comfortable areas with recliners and TVs for relaxing
“As a mother of a child with disabilities, Friends for Life has changed my life. Because their superior care, I can continue working knowing that Jenna is not only safe but having fun with her friends during the day. I’ve tried other facilities, and believe me, there is nothing like Friends for Life.” – Pamela Thomason
Some of the favorite times spent on field trips to local attractions.
They’ve had fun bowling, going to the movies at the Hippodrome, visiting the zoo, and fair.
They even took charge of the planning and work involved to have a car wash to pay for their expenses.
A caregiver MUST be available to be reached by phone at all times while their client is with Friends for Life Adult Day Center, and they must be able to pick the client up if deemed necessary by the Director and Facility Nurse. Someone else must be delegated with the number provided if the caregiver is not able to be reached.
Friends for Life Adult Day Center must follow federal and state laws when administering medication to clients. According to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, all medications (including pills and injections, such as insulin) and the nurses who administer them must comply with established federal and state laws.
Nurses may give medication only to those clients who have a physician’s written order in their client chart. A Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practitioner cannot sign these orders per state law.
A list of specifics required by law on medication labels etc. is given and discussed with each caregiver.
Friends for Life deeply respects its clients’ right to privacy. The staff will:
- Protect the confidentiality of all client information received at the Adult Day Center
- Not discuss a client’s confidential information in any setting unless the staff can ensure the client’s privacy
- Not discuss confidential information about a client outside of Adult Day Center, unless doing so will prevent serious, foreseeable and imminent harm to the client and/or others
•People under age eighteen
•People who behave aggressively and/or harmfully toward themselves and/or others
•People who have a communicable disease or infestation (flu, lice, bed bugs)
•People who require consistent one-on-one staff attention
•People who regularly use profanity or challenge the staff
•People who are a flight risk
If changes occur, in which current client’s behaviors become dangerous to himself or others, or the client becomes a flight risk, Friends for Life Nursing and Leadership staff, in conjunction with the client’s caseworker and caregiver, may decide it is best to suspend or discharge the client permanently.