Despite Obstacles, Daytona Beach Adult Day Care Expands

From 1993 to 1996, staff at Extended Family, Inc. (EFI) expanded enrollment and services at its adult day care sites and became financially self-sufficient.

The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Partners in Caregiving: The Dementia Services Program national program.

Key Results

  • During the grant period, Extended Family:

    • Increased average daily enrollment more than 20 percent (from 34 to 41 people).
    • Instituted a dozen caregiver support groups throughout the community, and offered two well-received caregiver workshops.
    • Raised fees to cover the cost of each unit of care, with the result that private pay revenues as a percentage of net operating revenue increased 40 percent.
    • Involved all of its staff members in marketing efforts, based on each person's skills.