History: Senior Alive Adult Day Program, formally known as SEMO Eldercare Center, was established in 1980 in cooperation with Southeast Missouri State University and the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging. The program was licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in 1999 and is also a member of the National Council of Aging and the National Association of Adult Day Services.
Eligibility: Criterion for entry into the program:
Facilities: The Senior Alive Adult Day Program is housed at the Hoover Center. Its' location on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University enables the program to participate as a Community Outreach program and serve as a Gerontology Laboratory for the students in the Department of Human Environmental Studies.
Fees: No fees are charged for any services provided through the Senior Alive Adult Day Program. However, donations are accepted for programming supplies, activities, and transportation. Contributions are private and tax deductible. A suggested donation of $2.50 is accepted for the hot lunch and is sent directly to the Cape Girardeau Senior Center.
Programming: The Senior Alive Adult Day Program is a five-day a week program beginning with early morning pick-up at 8:00 am and ending at 3:30 pm with delivery to the senior's home. Although the program does not provide health or medical services, it does provide a comprehensive health education and wellness component where the focus is prevention.
Prior to attending the Senior Alive Adult Day Program, it is required
that every applicant have a pre-entry functional assessment. This
assessment is used to determine eligibility for entry into the
program. Interested persons may call Hoover Center
Services: Senior Alive Adult Day Program offers:
Licensure: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services licenses the Senior Alive Adult Day Program.
Funding Agencies: Appreciation is expressed to the funding agencies, without whose financial support, programming and staffing would be impossible.
Citizens Services Fund Board -- Cape County
Do you accept senior adults with dementia and/or Alzheimer's Disease? The Senior Alive Adult Day Program is a social/educational model, not a medical model. Seniors with an early diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and/or dementia are accepted on a case by case basis only. Length of eligibility will be determined at the initial assessment and reassessments will be conducted as needed.
May I bring my lunch to the Senior Alive Adult Day Program? Yes, you may bring your lunch or order a hot meal from the Cape Girardeau Senior Center, suggested donation of $2.50.
you provide transportation to the Center from my home? Yes,
the Senior Alive Adult Day Program will provide transportation services
beginning with early morning pick-up at
May I attend the Senior Alive program for half day or may I drive to the Center? Yes, we accept attendance on a half day basis, however, we only provide transportation in the early morning and late afternoon. If you choose to attend only half day, you must arrange your own transportation. Some of our participants choose to drive to the Center on an occasional basis.
Physician Permission Form: Prior to attendance in the program, a Physician Permission form must be completed and in the participants file. A form is provided for this requirement. This form must be updated yearly. In addition, each participant is required to have a TB Skin Test yearly.
Inclement Weather Policy: If it is determined that the safety of the participants is in danger due to travel and/or exposure during inclement weather, the Senior Alive Adult Day Program will close for such period of time that danger to participants exists. Each participant scheduled to attend on that day will be contacted personally.