Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a doctor's referral to join?
Physicians will often refer their patients to Aiken Active Seniors, but it isn't necessary. There is however, a short Physician's Pre-Enrollment Exam that must be completed before you can join. You may download the form and take it to your doctor or we can fax it to your doctor for you. Download Form
Do you administer medications?
We encourage families to give all needed medications at home. If there is a medication that cannot be safely rescheduled to be given at home, we will assist the member with that medication. We must have a doctor's order to assist with medications with clear instructions on when and how the medication is to be given. Download Form
How do I pay for services?
Aiken Active Seniors accepts check or credit card payments. You may also pay online through a link on your invoice. Most Long Term Care insurance policies cover our costs. We accept all grants offered through local providers and are happy to help you with the application process. Neither Medicare nor Medicaid pays for our services. View Resources for Grant Information
Do I have to be ambulatory?
We gladly make accommodations for assistive devices. For safety reasons, members must be able to transfer from sitting with the assistance of one staff member.
Does Aiken Active Seniors provide transportation?
Aiken Active Seniors works in partnership with local providers to provide transportation services if your family or caregiver is unable to bring you. View Resources
Do you serve meals?
We serve lunch during the morning session and a snack during the afternoon session. There is no extra charge for lunch.
Do you provide Special Diets?
Our lunches are prepared with taste and nutrition in mind. If our lunch menu does not meet your specific dietary requirements, you are welcome to bring your own meal, but DHEC requires that the meal be prepared in a kitchen that is licensed by the state.
Do you assist with incontinence?
Yes. Members should be able to stand for assistance and must be cooperative with care.
Is there a nurse on duty?
Aiken Active Seniors' owner / administrator, Karen Poteat, is a licensed nurse who can provide medical oversight, but our program is not designed to offer a medical environment. If you develop a need for medical intervention, we can refer you to a local specialist, home health or hospice provider. You may also receive Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, or Hospice Services at our center. Daily and ongoing medical care is outside the scope of our services, but we are happy to assist you in finding an appropriate provider.
What are your hours?
The morning session hours are 9a-1p and the afternoon session hours are 1p-5p. We ask that you arrive within 15 minutes of the session start time. You may choose the day(s) and session(s) you want to participate in, but we ask that you follow the same schedule each week.
Early Stay is offered for an additional charge. You may arrive as early as 7:30 am.
Saturday services are available for members if arrangements are made in advance.
Do You Provide Overnight Care?
Aiken Active Seniors is a senior day center. We are happy to assist our members in locating a local provider who offers overnight care. View Resources