Compass Adult Day Health Accepting Clients

January 2011

Compass Adult Day Health in Harwich is actively accepting new clients. The VNA Adult Day Health Centers offer seniors a high quality alternative to nursing home placement. By providing a variety of programs and services, the day centers enhance the lives of older adults and enables them to live at home, yet receive the therapy and support services they require.

Compass VNA Adult Day Health was inspired through the cooperative effort of the COAs of Harwich, Chatham, Orleans, Brewster and Dennis, who submitted a grant application through Katherine Wernier of the REACH Collaborative to The Cape Cod Foundation. The grant was funded with $5,000 from the Foundation and a $20,000 match. The friends of the COA organizations in each of the towns provided $4,000 to meet the challenge.

The program is staffed with a full-time registered nurse who can provide medications, a full-time activities director and a certified nursing aide. Services provided include health monitoring by a registered nurse; physical, occupational and speech therapy; recreational activities; meals and snacks; and arrangement for transportation services. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Compass is located at One Auston Road off Route 137 in Harwich. For more information, please call the center at 508-957-7755