At Work in the Community

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Daybreak’s community initiatives promote greater access and quality of care.

Information and Assistance

DayBreak offers free information and assistance to the public and healthcare professionals about care options and community resources, including detailed information about adult care centers, program eligibility, enrollment and payment options. Our telephone help line is available during business hours, and presentations can be arranged for groups and organizations.

Community Outreach and Education

We participate in senior health fairs and community events, as well as provide education and resources to:

  • Family caregivers
  • Medical/health/social service providers
  • Elected officials
  • Local businesses

Family Caregiver Support Services

Our staff is available during business hours to provide caregivers and the professional community with information about care. A grant with Alameda County Area Agency on Aging allows us to coordinate subcontracts with member adult care centers and private agencies that provide caregiver counseling, education, support groups and short-term, emergency respite. These programs are available to all Alameda County residents.

Planning and Advocacy

DayBreak is a member of several local planning bodies and work at the local and state levels as an advocate of policy, fiscal and regulatory developments that impact adult care services. We strive to keep up-to-date on developments in healthcare reform to provide accurate information and facilitate access to care.

Emergency Scholarship Fund

Our scholarship fund helps prevent or limit disruption of care when participants have an emergency or short-term hardship.

Injury Prevention Program

Injuries from falls are a leading cause of physical and emotional decline in seniors. We offer two services to help prevent falls:

  • The Home Safety Modification Program installs grab bars, hand-held showers, commode rails and other minor equipment to help prevent falls and increase safety in the home.
  • Enhanced Activity Sessions for Falls Prevention. DayBreak facilitates expert training of staff and caregivers in the latest exercise strategies to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and reduce fall risk.
    This year, DayBreak will implement an evidence-based program called A Matter of Balance, in partnership with Occupational Therapist, Naomi Bell. For more details on the program, please view this informational video.

Medication Safety Program

For many older adults, managing their medication is key to living at home. We help minimize the health risks associated with medication errors and lack of adherence through:

  • Home visits by a nurse or social worker
  • Complete medication inventory and disposal of old or unneeded medications
  • Pharmacist consultations with a medication analysis and report
  • Coordination with primary care physicians
  • Caregiver education

This program includes a partnership with Touro University of California, College of Pharmacy that develops the pharmacy reports and provides consultation with adult care center staff. Learn more >

“The bathroom modifications have made a tremendous difference. Bathtime has been a challenge, but now it’s so much better and is a greatly enhanced experience for both of us!” – Family Caregiver

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