Adult Day Services (ADS), a program inside of First Tennessee Human Resource Agency, provides personalized care for adults who are physically, socially, emotionally and mentally challenged, or frail due to advanced age. ADS helps older people maintain their independence by providing stimulating activities including daily exercise and craft projects, while also providing two nutritious meals a day.
Many of the ADS clients are unable to drive, therefore making a family member or caretaker responsible for driving the individual to and from the ADS center each day. In some cases, caretakers are unwilling or unable to drive the potential client to and from the facility. We know how important it can be for those who need these services to be a part of the everyday activities at ADS, so the United Way Grant Review Committee & Board of Directors is providing a grant to go towards the transportation of clients to and from the facility. The rides themselves will be given by either Johnson City Transport or NET Trans.
This service will continue to be available to ADS clients 5 days a week. The outcome of this service is intended to lower the burden on family members, while giving them some of their time back to stay employed and work the shifts needed, reduce the risk of abuse & neglect of adults due to caregivers having the opportunity to have breaks from their caregiver duties, and improve the client’s quality of life through reducing depression through socialization.
ADS is working to help those who can’t help themselves, and we’re standing beside them in their work to do this.
About United Way of East TN Highlands
Serving Washington, Carter, Johnson and Southern Sullivan Counties, our goal is to break the cycle of poverty by uniting people and resources to strengthen the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. Our vision is to be a community united to empower every person and organization to reach their full potential and achieve more. For more information about United Way of East TN Highlands, please visit www.UnitedWayETNH.org.