Despite Obstacles, Daytona Beach Adult Day Care Expands

Partners in Caregiving: The Dementia Services Program

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.

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