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Southwest DayElders Q&A

Frequently asked questions

How does an individual enroll in the Southwest DayElders program?

Prospective participants, or their caregivers, may call the Southwest DayElders manager at 612-822-3194 to arrange for a tour of the program.

What is a Southwest DayElders Individual Care Plan?

Each new Southwest DayElders participant meets with staff to determine short and long range goals based on the participant’s needs and abilities. Next, an individual care plan is developed to help each participant accomplish their individual goals. Progress is monitored weekly and modifications to the plan are implemented quarterly. Additionally, an annual reassessment is performed.

What are the eligibility requirements for the Southwest DayElders program?

Southwest DayElders participants typically have limitations of mobility, stamina, and/or cognitive functioning. Additionally, many have one or more chronic health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart/circulatory diseases, arthritis, lung disease, depression, or early dementia.

Eligibility requirements for the Southwest DayElders program:

  • 30 years old, or older*
  • Need (or could benefit from) support during the day
  • Ambulatory (Those who use a wheelchair or a walker must be able to move around independently)
  • Able to eat independently, or need only minimal assistance
  • Able to use the restroom independently and manage incontinence products independently
  • Do not wander
  • Do not have a communicable disease
  • Not actively psychotic, or chemically dependent
  • Not likely to harm others

    ​*Please contact the Southwest DayElders manager at 612-822-3194 to discuss the individual’s specific situation.