Mission: The Oklahoma Department of Human Services Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) partners with individual with intellectual disabilities and their families to plan for a good life that focuses on living and participating in their communities. Adult day facilitates experiences with the community while assisting individuals to remain in the community, enabling families and other caregivers to continue to care for their loved ones at home
Philosophy: Oklahoma is dedicated to improving the well-being and independence of individuals receiving services within the state. Adult day services does this meeting the physical , social, and emotional needs of older adults and those individuals with significant disabilities.
Person-Centered approach: With this goal in mind, DDS takes a person-centered approach to adult day programs, believing that each person is different, and that their services should center on that person's wants, needs, and desires when in pursuit of their goals.
- Health monitoring and medication administration
- Experienced, respectful and caring professional staff
- Safe, supportive, supervised environment
- Socialization and recreational activities
- Assistance with personal care
- Nutritious lunches and snacks
Unfortunately, funds are not currently available to serve every Oklahoman in need of services on our waiver program. There are services available to those on the waiting list. State funds have been made available to support individuals through our partners in Aging Services. For more information on this http://www.okdhs.org/services/aging/Pages/ads.aspx
Frequently asked questions
Where do I start?
If you are a current waiver recipient and you are interested in Adult day services, contact your case manager. They are available to walk you through the process of identifying and provider and begin services.
If you are currently on the waiting list, you can begin by visiting providers in your area. A list of providers is available through Aging services.
If I don't like my provider, can I change?
Yes. If at any time you would like to change your provider, you are welcome to do so. If you are a waiver recipient, please be sure and contact your case manager to inform them that a change is needed. On the waiting list, please communicate with your current provider and let them know.
How do I become a provider?
Contact Regina Chace at Regina.Chace@okdhs.org
Provider Enrollment Trainings are conducted quarterly.