VA's Adult Day Health Care program ending in Amherst

Posted at 4:50 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 23:39:03-04

The VA's Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) located on Sheridan Drive in the Northtown Business Center in Amherst will soon be ending.  The building is set to be demolished.

According to V.A. officials, they will be working with veterans who currently receive services at this location, and transition them to new programs by October 1.

The V.A. released the following statement, "with this transition, VA Western New York Healthcare system has decided to give local eligible Veterans the choice of where they get their ADHC," adding the VA will pick up the expense. 

At this time, no reason is being given for why the program is ending and why the building is set to be demolished.

The closure of the ADHC is forcing the veterans to join programs that include civilians. According to Judi Czora, an ADHC volunteer, this is something that veterans may not acclimate well to. 

"It's not the same community," Czora said, "It's a different language, it's a different feeling, it's just a different way of life."

Services provided at Adult Day Health care include:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Recreational activities
  • Health education & medication management
  • Weight and blood pressure monitoring
  • Meals
  • Physical therapy
  • Care for patients with dementia
  • Support and information for family caregivers

7 Eyewitness News profiled the program back in April of 2018. Click here. 

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