Services Provided

  1. Management and conduct of our day care program by professional and trained staff including initial and periodic assessment, evaluation, and/or consultation with the Program Director.
  2. Day care plans that include care, activities, exercises, excursions and schedules developed and tailored to meet individual needs and diagnoses.
  3. Supervision with standby to moderate assistance as needed for selected activities of daily living such as walking, transferring, toileting and eating.
  4. Healthy and nutritious lunches will be provided.  Snacks will be served mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
  5. Health status observation and condition monitoring as needed; first aid treatment and/or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation in the event of medical emergency.
  6. Referrals for other resources and services.

Activities Provided

In order to bring smiles and benefits to everyone, Sitters House provides various services and activity programs that will entertain, enrich, and inspire our seniors in the form of:

  1. Arts and Crafts
  2. Exercise Groups
  3. Pet Therapy
  4. Games (Bingo, Cards, Memory Care games)
  5. Music Therapy
  6. Reading

Daily Schedule

9:00 am

9:30 am

10:00 am

10:30 am

10:30-11:30 am


12:30-1:00 pm

1:00-4:00 pm





Educational Session (snack provided)


Movie/Quiet Time

Arts & Crafts/Music & Dance (snack provided)

*Break and napping times will be provided as needed.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed on weekends and most State and Federal holidays

Enrollment Policies and Procedures

The uniqueness and strength of Sitters House Adult Day Care Prograam lies in its goal of planning services designed to meet the needs of the individual and how well those identified needs can be met.

Sitters House Adult Day Care Program is culturally and linguistically responsive and respectful.  No individual will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in the adult day care program on the grounds of race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

Our program's resources and liabilities and the identified needs of the community are the key factors in creating our eligibility criteria for the program.  We allow for some flexibility in the policy, and consider opportunities for contractual agreements, volunteers, consultants, etc.  not limiting services to on-site resources.

Persons interested in Sitters House Adult Day Care Program should inquire at 4949 Wycliff Road Portsmouth, Virginia 23703 or call the Program Director at 757-724-0688 during office hours Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, except recognized holidays.

The applicant and/or family will be fully informed about the Adult Day Care Program's activities, objectives, expectations, limitations, and costs.  They will be given the opportunity to inspect the facility and make inquiries.

The completion and/or submission of the following information and forms initiate the application process leading to admission into the day care program:

  1. Application form
  2. Assessment Form-TB clearance
  3. Virginia Uniform Assessment Instrument
  4. Photo/Consent Form
  5. Advance Health Care Directive Form
  6. Non-refundable $25 registration fee

Following submission of the above, an appointment for an interview and further evaluation will be scheduled to include the Adult Day Care Program Director, the applicant and family members or caregivers.

The personal interview is conducted to secure pertinent information on the applicant's overall behavior as well as to acquaint the applicant and family about Sitters House Adult Day Care Program's program, policies and administration.

An applicant is then accepted ino the Adult Day Care Program if, in sole determination of the Program Director, acceptance into the program is appropriate for the applicant and Sitters House Adult Day Care Program.

If, in the Program Director's sole determination, a subsequent determination is made that a client is no longer deemed acceptable for the program, the client will be disenrolled.

Eligibility and General Requirements

  1. Ambulatory and independent (with our without an assistive device.)
  2. Able to feed themselves.
  3. Not prone to wandering.
  4. Must have current TB clearance and Physical Exam taken within three months of start date.
  5. Be continent
  6. Non-combative
  7. 55 years of age and older

*All participants will be assessed for appropriateness prior to admission.

Sitters House Adult Day Care Program is open to elderly persons and their care giving families who have need of such services and who would benefit from such a program.  Day care service participants must submit a completed history and physical examiniation report and TB clearance prior to admission.  The confidentiality of participant information will be respected and released only by permission and in accordance with regulations.

Caregiver family members and prospective participants are urged to visit and get a feel for the center and meet and speak with the day care Program Director and staff in advance of application.  Applications for admission to the day care, to be considered, must be accompanied by a non-refundable registration fee.

Sitters House Adult Day Care Program is unable to serve or accept into the program persons who are severely disabled or bed bound, those with infectious diseases, or sub-accute illness, those with unmanageable psychiatric or behavorial conditions or disorders, or those with special monitoring equipment that require the constant attention of a licensed professional nurse.

All day care program services will commence after application and registration are processed.  Thereafter, schedules of service may be arranged according to the convenience of the participant and/or family caregiver.  Changes in starting times must be made 48 hours in advance.  The center cannot accept any non-registered "drop-in" participants.

During days of program participation, participants must be free of gastro-intestinal and respiratory infection.  Medicines to be given to the participant during the day must be left in their original packaging.