Adult Day Center

Adult Day Center2024-04-23T10:30:19-05:00

Heartland’s Adult Day Center supports seniors with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, disabilities and general personal safety issues that limit them from staying home alone during the day. Having a safe, fun environment for these seniors to visit allows caregivers respite while they work or tend to other needs with a peace of mind that their loved one is in good hands.

Monday through Friday
at Green Hills:
2205 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA 50014
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM*

Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM*, the Adult Day Center brings an enhanced quality of life and sense of dignity to those needing extra support. Seniors gather for engaging activities in a warm and caring environment.

*Hours and services may vary due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and increased health and safety measures.

1 to 5 Staff members to participants

Our staff and volunteers provide a variety of experiences to give attendees a sense of independence and enjoyment. We bring a level of care in all we do, including nutritious hot meals, individualized health monitoring, bathing and genuine companionship.

We work with the participant, family members, and caregivers to provide an individualized plan of care for each senior. This is a great alternative for those seeking a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to a nursing home environment. Personal care is critical to delivering quality care, which is why we have an exceptional staff to participant ratio of approximately 1 to 5.

To meet with our Director Laurie Yocum-Whipple, call her at 515-346-6895 (office) or 515-509-6664 (cell). She can provide answers to many of your questions on how best to support your loved one that may be struggling to stay home alone during the day.

ADC Director

Laurie Yocum-Whipple
Office: 515-346-6895
Cell: 515-509-6664


Caregiver Benefits

  • Cost-effective alternative to home health care or institutional care
  • Information and referrals to other community services
  • Peace of mind that loved ones are receiving quality care
  • Respite & care support from 24 hour care responsibilities

Social Benefits

  • Alternative to isolation at home
  • Companionship with caring staff and volunteers
  • Mental stimulation with activities and learning opportunities
  • Opportunities to socialize with peers

Health Benefits

  • Individualized plan of care to ensure seniors specific needs are met
  • Individualized health monitoring and nursing services
  • Nutritious meals and snack (accommodations made for special diets)

Services/Activities Offered at Adult Day Center

Art & Crafts
Cooking & Baking
Discussion Groups & Reminiscing
Foot Care
Intergenerational Activities
Musical Entertainment
Pet Visits
Recreational Activities
Special Events & Holiday Activities

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the cost to participate in your program?2018-03-17T15:42:08-05:00

Fees are based on a sliding scale, based on participant’s financial circumstances. Please contact Laurie Yocum, ADC Director, for specific information (515-233-2906 x220). Per day rates vary from $45 – $85. Grants are available for those who meet certain qualifications.

My loved one has special dietary or medical needs. Do you offer support for that?2017-12-20T17:46:02-06:00

Yes. We have a full-time nurse on staff, as well as nursing assistants that can help with medical needs including medicine administration, bathing and personal hygiene, and other nursing care.

What is your staff to participant ratio?2017-12-20T17:46:24-06:00

We believe in maintaining a high level of individualized care, which is why we have a 1 to 5 ratio of staff to participants. Our trained staff includes full time staff, nurses, and volunteers.

Who typically attends the Adult Day Center?2017-12-20T17:46:45-06:00

Some participants have health issues, while others seek the center out for socialization and activities. Many of our participants have some form of dementia, Parkinson’s disease, post-stroke or are still recovering from a post-hospitalization situation.

Where is the Adult Day Center?2023-01-05T19:59:25-06:00

The Adult Day Center meets at Green Hills during construction.
(2205 Green Hills Drive in Ames)

What are your hours?2024-04-23T10:31:52-05:00

We are typically open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday.

“I love that I can take my mom to the Adult Day Center. I can go to work with the peace of mind that she’s in safe hands. And I’m not forced to put her in 24/7 care because I can’t be there 100 percent of the time with her,”

Jerri Heid, daughter of a long-time Adult Day Center participant, May 2017

“It only changed our lives! When a good friend told us about Heartland and I met with the staff, I knew it was a wonderful place.  Heartland’s Adult Day Center is totally the treasure of Ames.”

Mimi Cornell, wife of Adult Day Center participant, August 2017
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