The first step in the application process is to complete the Application Form. Please ensure you complete all items and submit the application fee. Completed forms can be returned to us by: Email: Cherylann Cronin, firstname.lastname@example.org; Fax: 321-253-1993; or Mail: 4676 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935.
2. Doctor’s Orders
Prior to your loved one attending the day center, a physical and TB screening must be completed by a doctor. Per our licensing requirements, these forms must be signed and dated within 30 days of your loved one’s start date at the center. Don’t worry, we do all the work. Our staff will contact the doctor and get the necessary information.
This meeting will include our nurse, along with yourself, your potential participant, and any other interested family members. During the assessment, your loved one will attend our programming with staff supervision to help determine their appropriate level of care. You and your family with meet with our nurse to complete the enrollment paperwork, and help us get to know your loved one better. Please bring: the completed medical paperwork, the lifestyle biography, copies of the participant’s insurance cards, power(s) of attorney, and any advanced medical directives, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of two additional local emergency contacts. A typical assessment will take about an hour to an hour and a half.
4. Pick a Start Date!
With all the paperwork complete, it’s time to join us! At this time, you can also work with our program director to schedule transportation, if needed, and/or meet with our nurse to discuss any medication or dietary issues that need to be addressed. Then your loved one is ready to have fun with us at the day center!
First Two Weeks
During the first two weeks of attendance, the Joe’s Club staff observes and records the participant’s adjustment to adult day care services. The plan of care is developed using these records, the physician referral form and the participant’s demonstrated or stated preferences.
Throughout the admissions process we do everything possible to minimize the burden of procedures for the participant, while collecting information and referrals from appropriate sources.
Participants are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis and without any discrimination based upon personal, cultural or ethnic preference, disabilities or whether or not a participant has formulated an advance directive.