Partnerships Center for Adult Day Care Inc
3 INDUSTRIAL CIR
HAMDEN CT 06517-3153
Contact Information
Address 3 INDUSTRIAL CIR
HAMDEN , CT 06517-3153
Telephone (203) 248-8854 x
Fax 203-287-1880
E-mail ParnershipsADC@yahoo.com
Web and Social Media
Mission
Partnerships Center for Adult Day Care Inc. is committed to enabling its participants to remain living at home, supporting the quality of their life as well as their family members and caregivers. Partnerships accomplishes this mission by providing a medical model Adult Day Care Center that serves frail elderly, mentally and physically impaired adults in the Hamden and Greater New Haven areas.  
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1991
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director MaryBeth Kiely
Board Chair Shirley Pripstein
Board Chair Company Affiliation Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission Partnerships Center for Adult Day Care Inc. is committed to enabling its participants to remain living at home, supporting the quality of their life as well as their family members and caregivers. Partnerships accomplishes this mission by providing a medical model Adult Day Care Center that serves frail elderly, mentally and physically impaired adults in the Hamden and Greater New Haven areas.  
Background Partnerships was founded in 1984 when the Town of Hamden saw a need for adult day services with its elder population. In 1991, Town budget cuts were made and the center was set to close. However, one of the leaders in the Town's department of senior services strongly believed in the vital service the center was providing. She decided to turn the center into a nonprofit 501c3 called Partnerships Center for Adult Daycare so it could continue to serve the Town of Hamden and beyond. Over the past 35 years Partnerships has earned a reputation of providing outstanding individualized care primarily for those who suffer from Alzheimer's and other debilitating forms of dementia. Our program focuses on the needs of both the participants and caregiver, with emphasis on dignity and self-esteem. Our atmosphere is always homelike and bright, and our 5 separate rooms allow for simultaneous, small group activities. This unique environment supports the one-on-one individual attention that so many of our participants require and benefit from. Recreational activities include arts & crafts, intergenerational programs, music/art therapy, interactive cognitive games, outdoor walks with weather permitting and daily exercise. A full course hot meal is provided at noon time. Partnerships nursing staff administers medication and assists with all aspects of self-care (including bathing, feeding and toileting).  The nurse also monitors daily the physical and cognitive status of each participant, while serving as a referral and social service resource for our families and caregivers.
Impact

Partnerships successfully transitioned to new leadership in 2018. After 27 years, Executive Director Valerie Dellarocco retired and successfully recruited its new Executive Director. This was a difficult recruiting process as the position involves long hours and personal sacrifice at a very modest salary. Finding the right fit of warmth, empathy, and skill was difficult, but in September of 2018 MaryBeth Kiley, RN was hired to the delight of caregivers and clients.

After more than 20 years, Partnerships also saw a transition when the chair of the board also retired in 2018. Shirley Pripstein, one of our passionate caregivers who just had recently joined the board in July, accepted the position and duties in September 2018.

Partnerships accomplishments are evident in the testimony of the caregivers and clients they serve. “They’ve given me my sanity. My mom’s not just sitting in the front of the TV, she has activities now - she’s dancing, singing, doing crafts and there’s a lot of laughter. She’s always happy when she’s been at Partnerships. She has a life of her own. I feel relieved and I know she is being cared for.” Jennifer B., Caregiver.

“Going to the center keeps me active and alert,” says Jack, client. “It’s fun spending the day with good people,” says John, client.

The results of Partnership’s annual survey of caregivers shows overwhelming satisfaction in the standard of care. Caregivers responded 100% that: activities were enjoyable, met their individual loved one's needs, staff was courteous and pleasant, were available to discuss their needs, and the environment was home-like. They also agreed that it allowed their loved one to remain living at home. "My mom and I are thrilled with Partnerships! It is so comforting knowing that my mom is in a great place. The entire staff is so caring and awesome," Elaine V, Caregiver.

Our high satisfaction is also evident by the developmentally disabled clients who remain with Partnerships for as long as 12 years.

Needs

Greatest needs: Marketing, fundraising, and board development. Partnerships is the best-kept secret in Greater Hamden. It's a vital resource to its participants and caregivers. However, operating with high-efficiency leaves no additional staff capacity to 1) proactively market to additional caregivers and 2) outreach to potential funders/past caregivers to development an individual fundraising base. There is currently no bandwidth for additional responsibilities of this nature. This has been the mode of operation for 35 years.

We need to add a dedicated development professional focused on: 1) developing increased exposure with caregivers/referral sources in the community 2) establishing a base of private support and 3) Board development/fundraising.

Additional marketing would allow the center to attract and help more clients in the community throughout the year.

Partnerships needs to diversify its income. Its reliance on fee-based client support leaves them vulnerable to potential shocks when there is a loss of clients who transition into the hospital or nursing homes. We estimate establishing a development officer 25 hours/week for one year would cost $29,675. We anticipate this to be a sustainable investment, ultimately seeking growth to allow for a full-time employee.

CEO Statement

Partnerships is a home away from home for the clients we serve. We are a medical-model adult day care that for 35 years has been serving seniors who cannot remain in their homes alone, but do not necessarily need to go into a nursing home. We allow them to remain living home alone and independent as long as possible.

Because of our smaller size, Partnerships accepts clients that other centers cannot. We routinely take in those that would be turned away elsewhere and have never discharged a client. That makes us a unique and vital resource to the families who are suffering with the effects of dementia, Alzheimers, and other developmental disabilities.

The center gives our clients purpose and dignity. It helps with depression that can come with an adult with dementia. The clients come in and meet other people their age and participate in activities that stimulate their memory and are suited to their interests, exercise, and socialize as a group during lunch.

It makes an otherwise isolated existence at home, a more vibrant life, while keeping them safe in a supervised and caring environment. It also gives them meaning. We see caregivers come in all the time who talk about the difference emotionally it has made to their loved ones who now look forward to getting up in the morning and coming to see their friends at the center.

In addition, they also have medical supervision and support with medication and bathing. It gives peace of mind and much-needed respite to caregivers who are dealing with a 24/7 emotional and physical weight of caregiving. It gives them their day to work or to have time to take care of themselves or to do errands. The toll this takes on them personally and the burden financially can be overwhelming.

Partnerships $75 daily fee is a fraction of the cost of a day in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or home health aid. As our caregivers and clients would agree, it’s also more cognitively stimulating and nurturing. We treat participants like family and not like a number. It’s this high-standard of care that Partnerships is known for and what makes me feel good everyday when I come to work.

Board Chair Statement

The success of Partnerships can be seen in the smiles of seniors with dementia who would normally be home in a dark room sleeping or staring at the television. It’s those good days that it gives them that are as absolutely precious as gold to their loved ones. The relief and time it gives back to caregivers is life-giving.

Dementia is a terrible disease.  I had to take the car keys away from my wife when she was not yet 67 years old.  She was basically OK at home.  She read, she took a walk every day, did puzzles, and watched TV.  But then she began to get lost taking walks.  Something had to be done since I could not leave her home alone.  When I found Partnerships, I knew this was the place.
Instead of sitting in front of the television, my wife is now in a place where she can sing, walk and play games with other seniors.  She enjoys the socialization and the interaction with the other people so much that she often does not want to leave when I come to pick her up.   This gives me more joy that I can express.

Partnerships is incredibly important to the families and clients it serves. Being a caregiver is a 24/7 job, but with Partnerships I can function. I can work part time, shop for groceries, and run errands. Partnerships allows me to have a life. They also keep an eye medically on Jodi and support me as her needs progress.

Through Partnerships I have met the families of other clients, and I know that we have accepted individuals who were excluded from other adult day care programs because of their specific needs.  We are small and can give our clients more individual attention. 

I feel so strongly about the value of Partnerships that I joined its board as soon as I could and soon after accepted the role president.

The need is clear. Nursing home and memory care assisted living are very expensive. Seniors and their caregivers need a viable option to keep their loved ones at home, supporting their quality of life, for as long as possible. Day care is a godsend for people and will become increasingly needed as the population continues to age.

One in ten people over 65 now has Alzheimer’s. Every day in the United States, some 10,000 people turn 65. Currently, our country houses more than 34 million seniors (aged 65+), and this number will increase to 70 million people by 2030. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.

 There is a well-known silver tsunami coming, meaning there won’t be enough nursing beds for the seniors who need them and more will be forced to stay at home. Partnerships will be even more vital for seniors in coming years. The time is now for us to increase capacity to allow more caregivers to know and utilize our services and to attract more funders to help us in our fight to keep loved ones living with dignity and independently at home as long as possible.

This need affects us all.  "There are four kinds of people in the world —Those who have been caregivers; Those who are currently caregivers; Those who will be caregivers; And those who will need caregivers." -  Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Residential Care & Adult Day Programs
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
Tertiary Organization Category Unknown /
Areas Served
Hamden
North Haven
New Haven
Wallingford
Cheshire
Partnerships is located in Hamden and primarily serves the Greater Hamden Community with participants mainly from Hamden, North Haven, New Haven, Cheshire and Wallingford It has no geographic limitation on the participants it serves. 
Programs
Description

For 35 years Partnerships medical model adult day program has served frail elders and adults with physical or mental challenges.

Our programs focus on the individual needs of participants and caregivers including:

• Health care monitoring by Registered Nurses, including medication management

• Supervision and assistance in personal care, including bathing

• Individualized plans of care 

Social and Recreational Activities:

• Daily exercise program

• Arts and Crafts

• Outdoor walks

• Musical activities

Also Provided:

• Coordination of transportation

• A full course lunch

• Companionship and reminiscing

• Support and referral assistance to family and caregivers

Partnerships has a unique reputation for providing an outstanding level of care, especially to those who suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia. By limiting our size, our homelike setting is less disorienting for people with dementia.  It also allows for one-on-one attention and an emphasis on dignity and self-esteem.

Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled / Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens / Other Health/Disability
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

Achievements are seen each day as participants are able to remain living at home longer and have an improved quality of life because they utilize our day services. Participants are more joyful, receive more medical supervision, and demonstrate more cognitive responses at Partnerships than they would at home, where they are often isolated as they live alone or have loved ones who are working. Caregivers receive much needed respite by bringing their loved one here for the day, as they are dealing with the 24/7 emotional and physical weight of caregiving. It gives them their day to work or to have time to take care of themselves or to do errands. Partnerships improves our caregiver’s well-being as it gives them peace of mind as well as a support system in which to talk through any challenges and the condition of their loved one.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

Our goal is to allow high-need seniors suffering with Alzheimer’s or dementia in the Greater Hamden/New Haven area to thrive and remain living at home and not in a facility for as long as possible. Partnerships accepts high-need participants that other centers are unable to or have discharged as they decline. This will be a growing need. Every day in America, 10,000 people turn 65. As the silver tsunami approaches, we know that one in ten people over 65 now has Alzheimer's. Currently, our country houses more than 34 million seniors (aged 65+), and this number will increase to 70 million people by 2030. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. We know that more people will be in need of our services as there will also be a lack of nursing home care. We aim to operate not only at full capacity (24) but to expand our capacity ultimately and also have a wait list as more people know of the value of Partnerships specialized adult daycare services.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Our program monitoring includes daily general evaluations of the participants and their cognitive condition. CNA’s and recreation directors will talk with the clients and elevate any concerns to the Executive Director who will further address or elevate concerns to caregivers.

Partnerships annual survey of caregivers also informs our programming. It has demonstrated overwhelming satisfaction in the standard of care. Caregivers responded 100% that: activities were enjoyable, met their individual loved one's needs, staff was courteous and pleasant, were available to discuss their needs, and the environment was home-like. They also agreed that it allowed their loved one to remain living at home.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Partnership's annual survey of caregivers shows overwhelming satisfaction in the standard of care. "My mom and I are thrilled with Partnerships! It is so comforting knowing that my mom is in a great place. The staff is soo caring and awesome," Elaine V, Caregiver.

“They’ve given me my sanity. My mom’s not just sitting in the front of the TV, she has activities now - she’s dancing, singing, doing crafts and there’s a lot of laughter. She’s always happy when she’s been at Partnerships. She has a life of her own. I feel relieved and I know she is being cared for,” Jennifer B, Caregiver.

“Jodi watches TV until she’s bored at home and I find her just staring at things. Here at Partnerships she feels like she is in a community, but here she is with other people like her so she has a sense of belonging and left out because she can’t keep up,” Shirley, Caregiver.

Our high satisfaction is also evident by the disabled clients who remain with Partnerships for as long as 12 years.


CEO/Executive Director
MaryBeth Kiely
Term Start Sept 2018
Email partnershipsadc@yahoo.com
Experience

Marybeth Kiely, the new director of Partnerships, shares a passion and compassionate heart for the elderly population and other individuals that face the physical and mental challenges that occur to our loved ones as they age. 

Having earned her RN in Nursing with Associates Degree in 1998 from Housatonic Community College and Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, Marybeth's twenty years of experience ranges from cardiac care in the hospital to long term care and help managing with MDs, patients, and their families in the home setting. The majority of her work experience has always included the elderly and other frail individuals along the way. She looks forward to making our clients and their families feel like time spent at our adult day care is time spent at their home away from home.

An animal lover with one turtle, two cats and two dogs, Marybeth grew up in Trumbull and now lives in Deep River with her seventeen year old daughter, Noella, and brother, Robert. She enjoys spending her spare time with her daughter and extended family. 

Marybeth is very excited and looking forward to her new role as RN and executive director for the clients at Partnerships, and we are just as excited to welcome her!

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 3
Number of Part Time Staff 4
Number of Volunteers 4
Staff Retention Rate 50%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
NameTerm
Valerie DellaroccoJan 1991 - Sept 2018
Leslie Maisano1996 - 2000
Senior Staff
Title Office Manager
Experience/Biography For over 14 years Vicki has worked tirelessly to support the caregivers and executive director in the operations of Partnerships. Her skills range from financial to transportation management to relationship management as she works with vendors and supporters, as well as caregivers and clients. Her smile is there to great clients each day as caring and dedicated member of the Partnerships family. Her previous experience includes over twenty years working in the administration of the Yale School of Anthropology, where she earned the role of executive assistant to the President of the Department.
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations
We have collaborated with various professors at Quinnipiac University to benefit from interns from the school of nursing and business over the past 15 years. Additionally we have collaborated with Hamden Public Schools in the past for intergenerational programs. We hope to resume more partnerships like this with local schools in the coming year.
Board Chair
Shirley Pripstein
Company Affiliation Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc.
Term July 2018 to July 2021
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
George AlexanderRetired
Jennifer BrosiousYour Community Yoga Center
Patricia GillmoreSelf Employed
Liz LeonardoRetired
Daniel SkibitckySkico Mfg. Co., LLC
Patricia Vener-SaavodraSelf Employed
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 LGBTQ
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 5
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Board Co-Chair
Daniel Skibitcky
Company Affiliation Skico Mfg. Co., LLC
Email skicomfg@aol.com
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Additional Boards: Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Diana Sarro CFRESave the Children
CEO Comments

We’re taking steps to increase our visibility and expand fundraising to help sustain our future. Our small board is seeking to grow to include members of the medical, business, and finance community as well as local philanthropists. All of the current board are either caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or have done so in the past and are currently retired. While our current board is closely linked to the voice of the caregivers and clients we serve, it does not have the resources, contacts, and time that is necessary to grow the center. It is critical to expand and development our board and both for marketing and visibility in the community and for fundraising.

We are working with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven not only for grant support, but to participate in their Purposeful Boards class to develop our board and with help identifying other potential board contacts we may be able to connect with. We aim to develop a board orientation and job description as well as establish terms and limits. This is all new territory for the center. We are also working a pro bono development advisor (a former Partnerships caregiver) who is helping us to make new contacts within the community. We aim to establish a Friends of Partnerships Council made up of philanthropic friends in the community who can help rally around Partnerships and be a potential feeder to our board. There is much work to be done and with the help of caring individuals in the community and organizations like the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven we will be able to grow stronger into a vibrant organization here to serve the needs of seniors in our community now and for our future.

 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30 2019
Projected Revenue $264,907.00
Projected Expenses $264,907.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$46,109$50,669$81,801
Current Assets$46,109$50,669$81,801
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$2,403
Total Net Assets$46,109$50,669$79,398
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Comments
CEO Comments

Partnerships is not incurring any debt, but also is not growing as an organization, as it is hampered each year by the impact of a cyclical winter decline in clients. Since the center heavily relies on its fee-based service, it is heavily impacted every winter when there is an average loss of five or more clients. This loss in revenue is something that we must work to make up throughout the year. It keeps financials tight and has prevented us from every having the confidence to expand our capacity for private fundraising or marketing to help counterbalance this cyclical decline. We are hopeful that an investment from the community and Community Foundation of Greater New Haven will allow us to 1) proactively market the center to more caregivers and referral sources so we can attract more clients and 2) implement our first private fundraising plan in our 35 year history to allow us to diversify our income and allow us to grow and no longer be vulnerable to these cyclical annual shocks.

Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 3 INDUSTRIAL CIR
HAMDEN , CT 065173153
Primary Phone 203 248-8854
Contact Email ParnershipsADC@yahoo.com
CEO/Executive Director MaryBeth Kiely
Board Chair Shirley Pripstein
Board Chair Company Affiliation Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc.

 

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