On Thursday, Friends of Adult Day Health Care are scheduled to host a reenactment of opening day at Yolo Adult Day Health Center to celebrate the Center’s 35th Anniversary.
Along with staff and board members, guests include physicians, Dignity Health and Yolo County administrators, elected officials and longtime program supporters who toasted to the Center’s commitment to health, independence and dignity.
Back in the early 1970’s, the idea for the Center was born when a small group of six Davisites came together with concerns about the quality of care for older adults in Yolo County. They were concerned about the quality of care in some skilled nursing facilities and the fact that many residents were in a higher level of care than needed which was impacting the quality of patients’ lives. Also discovered was a lack of community-based options to support frail and disabled adults at home. Determined, they decided to research community-based options for older adults.