About Circle Center

Circle Center by the numbers

Circle Center Adult Day Services has the goal that frail and impaired older adults and their family caregivers, who participate actively in the program, will experience an enhanced quality of life allowing families to remain together as long as possible. We see this happen every day in the faces of our participants, but sometimes it helps to see the numbers. A few highlights:

Results from 7/2016 through 6/2017

99% (220/223) of those served met the criteria for nursing home care, but used adult daycare at Circle Center instead.  They were able to live at home 50,443 days longer at a savings to their family and taxpayers of at least $9,677,408.00

Family caregivers* also reported improved quality of their lives:

  • 98% reported Circle Center services improved their care recipient’s overall quality of life
  • 96% reported Circle Center helped them cope
  • 93% said the Center met their needs for help with caregiving
  • 95% reported use of the Center’s support and educational resources
  • 87% reported the Center helped them maintain valued life roles such as worker, caregiver, volunteer and/or member of a faith community
  • 95% of those employed reported Circle Center services helped them maintain their job

*112/211, 53% response rate in anonymous survey

2016-2017 Participant Profile


223 Participants served during July 2016 – June 2017

  • 67% Women; 33% Men
  • 45% Caucasian; 50% African American; 2% Asian; 3% Hispanic

Jurisdictions served:  Counties of Cheserfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King William, Powhatan and Richmond
Ages :         <50    2%
50 –  59     3%
60 –  69    17%
70 –  79     26%
80 –  89    38%
90 -100     14%

Living Arrangements

9%  could not live alone
57%  lived with an adult child*
20%  lived with a spouse*
15%  Other
6 % Independent with help
72% lived with working caregivers
9%  lived with caregivers >75 years old or in frail health themselves

Needs Met at Circle Center

100%  were dependent in more than one ADL (bathing dressing, toileting, eating, ambulation) or had cognitive/emotional limitations
100%  were transportation dependent
66%  had mid and late stage dementia (Alzheimer’s or multi-infarct)
26%  had experienced strokes and/or continued to have TIA’s
65%  had hypertension requiring regular monitoring
32%  had other cardiac/circulatory diagnoses requiring monitoring
28%  had been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or psychosis
26%  were diabetic
12%  had cancer
65%  used a wheelchair, walker and/or cane
87%  needed help with toileting
79%  incontinent or continence controlled through scheduled voiding
61%  needed help to eat or had to be fed
40%  required medication while at the Center
42%  required physician prescribed special diets

Services Provided

50,443 Days of weekday and Saturday adult daycare
3,030 Formal therapeutic activity groups; 5,209 CNA led activity groups
2,780 Memory Lane visits;  419 Multi-Sensory Room visits
8,851 Wellness Program visits;  3,645  miles walked by participants in pedometer-monitored walking program; 1,428 1:1 wellness sessions
500 Music groups; 250 one-on-one music sessions
457 Therapeutic art groups;  0 1:1 art sessions
18,590 Doses of medication administered; 2,170 blood glucose checks
9,355 Breakfasts, 45,600 snacks and 23,631 lunches served
120 Family support group visits and 410 conferences with caregivers
385 Volunteers provided at least 7592.5 volunteer hours


104.6 Average scheduled attendance each week
95.3 Average attendance each weekday
28 Average attendance each Saturday

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