Porterville Adult Day Services (PADS)
PADS’ Caregiver Supportive Services Support Services
Emergency Respite and Scholarships available
Caregiver Support Groups
Family and Personal Counseling
Caregiver Management and Assessments
Educational and Training Opportunities
Caregiver Training Conferences
Caregiver Training Classes and Workshops
*Continuing Education Units
HICAP (Health Insurance and Counseling Advocacy Program)
Porterville Eldercare Resource Center (PERC)
PADS provides an Eldercare Resource Center with an extensive resource library and a resource clerk dedicated to serving the elderly and caregivers of the elderly. PERC provides this service also by networking with and supporting community-based services in providing information and assistance and referrals.
*These services require some payment.
Adult Day Program (ADP)
PADS provides an Adult Day Program for adults age 18 years and older. A person 18 years or older who is not safe for whatever reason to stay home alone…they can stay with us…in an Adult Day Program. For short-term safety care or long-term safety care we can provide lunch, snacks, age appropriate activities, and transportation with door-to-door service.
PADS specializes in seniors 60 years and older who cannot stay home alone and are in need of personal care services or supervision or assistance with sustaining the activities of daily living. The primary purpose of the Adult Day Program is to prevent premature or inappropriate institutional placement of persons and to provide support services* and respite for caregivers.
Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Center (ADCRC)
PADS’ ADCRC provides a positive environment and care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and a resource center. The primary purpose of the ADCRC is to prevent premature or inappropriate institutional placement of persons with moderate to severe levels of impairment due to dementia. The ADCRC also provides support services* and respite for caregivers.
The Alzheimer’s Day Care provides services that support the physical and psycho and social needs of its participants. The over all objective is to keep the participants as healthy and active as possible by helping them maintain their highest level of functioning. Persons who are diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia are eligible to participate without regard to age or financial resources. Participants who need financial aid must go through PADS’ Scholarship Program.