Hours of Operation
The Program serves individuals age 18 and older in Arlington County that need a safe and supervised environment during the day. Participants may be:
- Experiencing memory loss
- Physically impaired
- In need of personal care assistance
- Limited in independent functioning
- Frail and require supervision during the day
The cost will depend on income and how you pay (e.g. private pay, Medicaid, long-term care insurance). For those who qualify, a sliding fee scale is available. Arlington Adult Day Program is a licensed Medicaid provider for those who qualify under the CCC Plus Waiver, formerly the Elderly, Disabled, and Consumer-Directed Waiver. Additionally, some long term care insurance policies cover adult day services. Employees of Arlington County Government receive a discounted fee for family members who attend the program.
Walter Reed is licensed through the Virginia Department of Social Services. It has received the maximum license possible from the state and is in excellent standing.
We work closely with Arlington STAR, a subsidiary of METROAccess. They provide door to door service to our program.
Prior to intake, a physical exam and tuberculosis screening must be completed on our forms. Physicals cannot be done more than 30 days before an admission date. The participant and a family member or caregiver will attend an intake appointment, which includes a tour, assessment of the participant’s needs, and an opportunity to discuss questions.
Number of Participants
On average, 20-25 participants attend per day. We provide a 1:6 staff to client ratio.
Activities vary throughout the day and the week. Some activities occur everyday including exercise, therapeutic activity groups, lunch, independent time, and snack. Three specialized therapeutic activity periods occur every day with up to 3 different options available during each period. Participants also attend special events each month taking place both within and outside of the center, such as nature walks and field trips.
All Languages Welcome
All Arlington County residents are welcome to attend. In order to fully provide for the necessities and safety of the individual while at the Center, some communication is necessary. Notify us of non-English words the participant would use to express needs such as hunger, thirst, pain or toileting. We also use body language. In terms of participation in groups, many activities do not require verbal speech in order to participate.