Citizens Who Care provides social support services to Yolo County adults and their family caregivers. These services are provided by trained, caring volunteers, with the support of our professional staff.

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Yolo Hospice/Citizens Who Care Lays Plans for New Adult Day Care Center

Yolo Hospice has begun acting on plans to open a new adult day care center on their campus in Davis. Their intention is to break ground on the construction work in early 2019. Adult day programs can be a vital resource for a vulnerable population and an important support for their caregivers. Along with providing activities and socialization for clients, it provides respite for their family and caregivers.

Opening an adult day care center is a long-time dream of both Yolo Hospice and Citizens Who Care, who merged in 2018. Their alliance was in part to lay the groundwork for this goal. Citizens Who Care is already running Saturday Club, the only weekend program in Yolo County to offer on-site social respite activities. The organization intends to build from this experience to create the new adult day care center, which will be open weekdays.

“I am excited about the new adult day care center,” said Christye Hatfield, Yolo Hospice board member and former board chair for Citizens Who Care. “My mother had dementia, and if there had been day care available, she could have stayed in her own home longer.”

Yolo Hospice has formed an advisory group to consult on plans for the adult day care. Members include representatives from Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance, the City of Davis, Dignity Healthcare, and the State licensing board for adult day services. Yolo Hospice’s recent Luminaries of Life dinner and award presentation also raised funds for the adult day care center with a silent and live auction. In total, $80,000 was donated to support this goal, demonstrating the community desire for this new program.

“Opening an adult day care center is part of our goal to provide a true continuum of care,” according to Craig Dresang, Yolo Hospice CEO. “Adult day care is just one way we want to serve the community, by providing a first layer of support for people who may not need hospice care for many years. We’re here to help at every stage of the journey.”

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