Encore: Adult Day Services Program

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Encore Program
609 W. First St. Waconia,MN
(952) 442-7660 

Encore is a licensed adult day services program that provides services designed to meet the needs of adults who are in need of assistance, support and monitoring. It provides respite and a community support group for care providers.

 

Hours of Operation

The Encore Program operates from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday except on County Holidays.

April 2017 Resources

March 2017 Resources

Encore Community Caregiver Support Group

Encore Adult Day Services provides a monthly support group to address the issues caregivers face because their loved ones have health concerns, including memory loss. This is a great opportunity to meet and talk with other caregivers and Encore staff to gain insight, resources and support! The group meets from 5-6 p.m. the second Monday of every month (except December) at the Encore Adult Day Services Program, 609 W. First St., Waconia. For more information, call (952) 442-7660.

2016 Support Group Calendar

Staffing

The Encore Program staff consists of a team of four trained, caring professionals with many years of experience working with older adults and disabled adults. The staff includes a therapeutic recreation specialist, a social worker, and two program assistants.  In addition, the Encore Program contracts with a local home care agency for the services of a registered nurse and a physical therapist.

Benefits to Encore Program Participants and Their Families:

Health and Wellness
  • A safe and secure environment with well supervised care by experienced staff
  • Assessment and individual attention to program participants needs
  • Nutritionally balanced and special diet noon meals as well as healthy morning and afternoon snacks
  • Ongoing health monitoring including blood pressure checks, weights, etc.
  • Medication supervision and/or assistance
  • Assistance with personal cares
  • Daily exercises, strength training programs and fall prevention activities
  • Assessments and recommendations by a Physical Therapist as needed
  • Times to rest and relax each day
  • Health and wellness educational programs
  • Indoor and outdoor recreation activities
Socialization and Life Enrichment Activities

Encore Group Outing

  • Intergenerational activities with students from local schools and children from other local organizations
  • Attention to individual interests and abilities
  • Individual activity opportunities and activity choices throughout the day
  • Memory enhancement activities
  • Reminiscing and discussion times
  • A variety of arts and crafts activities
  • Card games and Bingo
  • Field trips and community outings
  • Sing-alongs, special musical entertainers and guest speakers
  • Patio gardening under the direction of a Master Gardener 
Educational Opportunities

Encore Education with St. Joe's

  • Visits from a local librarian
  • Books on loan from the local library
  • Book club
  • Computer education, games and activities
  • Reminiscing activities and discussion groups
  • Community outings/field trips
  • Community service projects
Transportation Services
  • Transportation to and from homes in Carver County with lift equipped SmartLink buses (with an additional cost)
  • Field trips to local schools and community sites and events
Additional Services
  • Showers (with an additional cost)
  • Caregiver consultation services and support for caregiving decisions and concerns
  • Monthly Caregiver Support Group

Funding

The Encore Program receives reimbursement through a variety of funding options including private pay arrangements, a sliding fee scale, Medical Assistance Waiver programs, long-term care insurance, the Veterans Administration, and the Greater Twin Cities United Way.

For more information and to arrange a visit, call (952) 442-7660.

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What Other Say About Encore

  • The Encore Program has been a lifesaver for my father and gave my mother a break.
  • I like the way that the staff interact with the Program participants. The overall positive atmosphere and respect for each participant is so appreciated.
  • I have developed friendships in the Program. It is always nice to come and see my friends and to catch up on their news.
  • It helps me to see my mother having so much fun in the Program, and I know that when I drop her off there that she will be safe.
  • Staff members at the Encore Program are well trained, alert, and quick to respond to health issues and concerns.
  • The Encore Program helps me through the long days of life.

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