KADEP: A Home Away From Home

Some people who live with multiple sclerosis and other acquired neurological conditions have difficulty functioning independently and fully engaging in community life.

Limited opportunities for social interaction and personal growth can lead to a sense of isolation, lack of purpose and depression. The physical and emotional demands of care giving can create a profound struggle for families who cannot be available 24 hours a day.

Remaining at home with family or living independently in the community can sometimes feel like an overwhelming challenge for everyone involved.

Recognizing our community’s need for a solution to these problems, the King Adult Day Enrichment Program was created in 1991.

Beginning in those early days with just six regular clients, we now host an average of more than 65 clients every weekday.

KADEP is an innovative, community-based and cost-effective day program alternative to nursing home placement for younger adults with MS, brain injury, stroke and other neurological conditions. KADEP provides a dynamic array of classes and activities, nursing care and other services designed to enhance the physical, emotional, cognitive and social wellbeing of each participant, supervised by an on-site licensed nurse and support staff.

Offering vital weekday respite and peace of mind to caregivers, KADEP strives to maximize the functioning, independence, wellness and life enjoyment of all who attend.

Variety

Participants choose from dozens of weekly exercise, recreational, educational and social groups and outings to learn new skills and to cultivate an independent, healthy and rewarding life experience.

Weekly morning and afternoon classes change every trimester and cover a variety of compelling topics and formats. Some recent selections include

  • Gardening
  • Tai Chi
  • Brain Teasers
  • Stress Management
  • Surfing the Net
  • Batik,
  • Basic Cooking
  • Current Events
  • Bugs and Slugs
  • Memory Book Making
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Adaptive Dance
  • Bowling

In addition to on-campus offerings, KADEP offers outings that include trips to stores, movies, museums, sports venues and other community destinations. Our Adventure Recreation program stages off-site activities ranging from camping trips to relaxing retreats, many offering overnight respite for caregivers.

Join Us Every Weekday

KADEP is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are served daily, with special diets and snacks, as needed. To schedule a tour of this innovative day enrichment program, call 303-433-6887.

Care

Supervised by an on-site registered nurse, KADEP’s nursing services include medication supervision, assistance with personal care needs and continuous health monitoring that emphasizes the prevention of secondary medical problems. On-call neurology care is always available. Each client is matched with a staff personal care coordinator and benefits from an individual care plan.

Affordability

Most participants utilize Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver funds to pay for KADEP program fees and transportation. KADEP also accepts reimbursement from the Veterans Administration, the Brain Injury Waiver, some private insurers and other third party sources. Sliding scales fees are available for private pay participants with lower incomes.

Lend A Hand!

Since HCBS only partially subsidizes actual program expenses, the Rocky Mountain MS Center depends on charitable contributions from individuals, foundations and other private sources to cover costs. Your contribution ensures KADEP can continue to provide vital services for our clients and our community. Donate now!

READY TO JOIN US?

We would be happy to show you KADEP in person! To schedule a tour of our unique program, please call 303-433-6887 or email mking@mscenter.org.

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NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE: In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Dedicated to protecting and improving the health and environment of the people of Colorado Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: Mail: US Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.