Adult Day Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Hours of Operation
Who Can Attend
Medical Services
Care Plan


Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday, 7:15am – 5:15pm
  • 52 weeks per year (except [major holidays]; we do not follow the university schedule)

Who Can Attend:
Any adult meeting 2 criteria + assessment by staff indicating the program/services are able to meet participant's needs:

  • Able to function in group environment (no disruptive behaviors, sounds, etc.)
  • Able to bear weight for 3-4 seconds during transfer

We commonly work with:

  • Incontinence, help in toilet
  • Wandering
  • Ambulation assistance (walkers, canes, wheelchairs)
  • Dementia
  • Feeding (tube feeding, assistance eating)

*Wide range of participants, from those fully functional and needing minimal supervision to those needing more intense and personal care


  • $61/daily base rate
  • Financial assistance may be available. Call the center for details: 540-231-3161


  • BT access available in Town of Blacksburg limits 540/961-1803
  • NRV Senior Services 1-800-650-7661; 540/980-2280

*Transportation not included in cost of enrollment at ADS
*ADS does not provide transportation


  • Lunches provided daily by Meals on Wheels, New River Valley Agency on Aging
  • AM & PM snacks provided by ADS
  • Able to accommodate most special dietary needs (e.g.  diabetic, allergies, etc.)
  • Unusual dietary needs should be discussed with the Health Care Coordinator
  • Fortified drinks (Ensure, etc.) provided by participant
  • Assistance with feeding (tube feeding, assistance eating)

Therapeutic Activities (include but are not limited to):

  • Music – playing and listening (piano and guitar)
  • Gardening on patio
  • Intergenerational activities with preschool, middle school, high school, & college students
  • Reminiscence discussions and games
  • Trivia conversations
  • Cards and board games
  • TV and video group games
  • Active games- bowling, bean bag toss, Frisbee, balloon volleyball
  • Snoezlen- bubble tube, bean bags, sensory stimulation
  • Community projects and events (e.g. mock election in Fall 08, coupon collection for soldiers)
  • Pet visits by certified therapy dogs

Medical Services:

  • Nurses or Certified Nurse Assistants present at all times
  • Blood pressure readings
  • Weight
  • Blood sugar readings
  • Eating and drinking volumes tracked
  • Tube feeding
  • Bathroom assistance logged
  • Medications supplied by family with physician prescription in current labeled bottle
  • Medication dispensed at ADS
  • Oxygen concentrator (supplied by family)
  • Attention to individual medical and food allergies
  • Functional Assessments

Care Plan:

  • Detailed plan of care by/for each person with ADS team (nurse, activity director, center director, and family)
  • Care plan based on diagnosis, functional abilities, assessed medical and recreational needs
  • Strengths:  
    • Person-centered care philosophy
    • Initial care plan at/before admission with 30-day follow-up
    • Revised plans when change in status or every 6 months, whichever is sooner