Telespond Senior Services provides individualized and community-based therapeutic, social and health-related services to older adults for full or partial days at our center in Scranton. Our team cares for our region’s seniors, including older adults living with dementia, Alzheimer’s or disabilities.
Our services and programs encourage socialization and include some health-related services for older adults who require safe, supervised care outside the home during the day. We afford caregivers respite from the demanding responsibilities of caregiving and are attuned to complex family dynamics. Telespond Senior Services operates extended hours five days a week to allow caregivers and family members to pursue normal work and school schedules. Our extended hours also designate Telespond Senior Services as an enhanced medical model.
- Registered nurses on staff for medical care as needed.
- Social activities, small group outings and entertainment
- Four levels of care appropriate for each clients’ respective cognitive and physical abilities
- Assistance with eating, medication management, toileting and ambulation
- Therapeutic activities, exercise and mental interaction for all participants
- Transportation (door-to-door) service is available
- Participants are provided with healthy meals and snacks, and those with special dietary needs are accommodated
- Personal care including bathing, grooming, feeding and personal activities of daily living
- Salon services and podiatry care available
Some of our clients are high-functioning — and enjoy independently reading the newspaper, watching the news or playing cards — and some of our clients require more personalized attention and care. Our team assists with continual mobility assistance and personal interaction as needed, and all participants spend the day in a clean, safe and structured environment. The center includes indoor and outdoor activity areas — including a newly expanded patio and garden — that is accessible and enjoyed by our clients.
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Many of our region’s seniors have been trying to pass the time at home in new ways. If you’re looking for something different to do, download our “At-Home BINGO” card.
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Physical and Occupational Therapeutic Services
We offer on-site comprehensive physical and occupational therapy which is another reason to choose Telespond Senior Services for your loved one’s care. Our contracted therapists specialize in geriatric rehabilitation and can assist with orthopedic conditions, neurological conditions and general debility. Our therapist is certified in the LSVT BIG® Program for Parkinson’s, a research-backed protocol to assist with enabling larger movements and improving the quality of life of those with Parkinson’s Disease. Strength and walking speed are vital signs to predict future falls and as one ages it is crucial to exercise to maintain muscle mass and subsequent functional ability.
When clients receive therapy while already on-site attending Telespond Senior Services’ day care program, the family and participants can alleviate additional transportation concerns. Mobile Therapy Services is our Medicare-approved provider. They also accept most major insurances. Most individuals do not have co-payments or financial liabilities for therapy services, but our team is happy to review each individual situation with you and your loved one to be sure. All services are furnished under Medicare Part B and are performed on a one-to-one basis. Patients see the same therapist for all of their treatments. A prescription for outpatient physical and/or occupational therapy from a referring physician is the only requirement to begin.
Transporting a family member to and from an adult day program might pose a challenge. Telespond Senior Services provides door-to-door transportation to and from our adult day care facility in Scranton. Our trained drivers operate lift-outfitted vans to accommodate the needs of all clients. Telespond Senior Services’ vans are DOT-certified, licensed and insured. Our driving staff takes time to get to know the clients and families so they can provide the best individualized, professional service possible.