In the spring of 2011, a local non-profit approached Pulaski County about starting an adult daycare service in the community, and in late October of 2016, the Pulaski Adult Day Services & Fall Prevention Center opened its doors. The project was completed through a partnership between Pulaski County, Pulaski Adult Day Service & Fall Prevention Center Inc., and the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Located in the Town of Dublin on the site of the former Dublin Primary School, the newly constructed building is approximately 4,200 square feet and is designed to serve 30 elderly or disabled participants. A large common room will host an assortment of activities as well as dining space with tables and chairs. A smaller room provides options for small group activities or resting. In addition, there are two exam rooms designated for fall prevention services, which includes comprehensive assessment tools to identify fall indicators in patients. Falls are the number one cause of hospital admission in the elderly. There are also plans for a fenced-in outdoor space and therapy garden.
Many local partners have contributed time or materials to the building such as James Hardie, Lowe’s, and Sherwin Williams. The Center is still accepting enrollment applications, and more information can be found at http://www.pulaskiadultdayservice.org/