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We are Cognitive Care Experts

Serving Adults with Cognitive Disabilities, Memory Loss, Brain Injury, and Neuro-Degenerative Diseases.

Helping Hands Respite Care, a nonprofit organization, is pleased to offer the Adult Day Services at the Valley Court Community Center. The Helping Hands Respite Care administrative offices are also in the Valley Court Community Center.

Adult Day Services…What Is It?

The Helping Hands Day Services uses a person-centered approach to provide an environment that focuses on people’s strengths rather than their limitations.  We addressing the needs of the total person: physical, mental, and emotional.

Learn more about Day Services for the Aging Community in the Video Below.

The Adult Day Services program has two primary goals directed toward enrichment of the lives of participants and their families:

  • To enhance and/or maintain the physical, social, emotional and cognitive levels of participants on an individual basis in accordance with a person-centered care plan.
  • To provide respite for family/caregivers so they can take care of themselves in order to take care of their loved ones.

This is a program for individuals 18 years of age and older.  We work with each family to assess the needs and interests of each potential participant.  Our specialty is:

  • Cognitive/Intellectual Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries (i.e. stroke, brain tumor)
  • Memory Loss (Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia
  • Other Neuro-Degenerative Diseases (such as: Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, ALS)

Our expertise is cognitive care.  We will consider anyone with a disability on a case by case basis.  Our intake process can determine if our Day Services is the best option for your loved one.

Each day and each level of care has its own calendar of activity. Most people attend 3 to 5 days per week. Socialization and interaction with peers, along with mental and physical stimulation, are achieved through such activities as discussions, exercises, arts and crafts, games, sing-a-longs and field trips. A hot, nutritious lunch and afternoon snack are provided. Our Registered Nurses can provide care or carry out physician orders as needed.

At the Valley Court Community Center, at our Community Partner locations, and throughout the community.  Our Community Center is “home base” and we create activities based on the needs and interests of participants.

The Helping Hands Adult Day Services professional staff consists of a Program Manager, Registered Nurse, Care Providers, Interns from various disciplines, and Volunteers. 

We accept a variety of payment types.  The most common are:

  • Private Pay
  • Community Mental Health
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Tri-County Offices on Aging
  • Department of Human Services
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Auto No-Fault Insurance
  • Private Insurance

Basic program fee: $13/hr.

(i.e. 5 hours = $65 program fee + $3.50 for lunch)

There is a $50 non-refundable enrollment fee.

During the enrollment process, we will help you access any financial assistance or scholarships that are available.  It is best to start the process with us before deciding if you can afford to attend.  There are several resources that you may qualify for!

Is There Transportation Available?

Helping Hands Respite Care works closely with area public transportation companies and services to facilitate use by the program participants:

• CATA Spec-Tran is available for those living in the greater Lansing-East Lansing area. This is a curb-to-curb service and includes Haslett, Okemos and Holt. The cost, if used, is covered by the Helping Hands program fee.

• EATRAN will bring Eaton County participants to Helping Hands Respite Care Adult Day Services Program if there is a doctor’s prescription for Adult Day Care Services. The cost, if used, is covered by the Helping Hands program fee.

• Clinton Transportation will bring Clinton County participants to Helping Hands Respite Care. 

We’re so happy that you’re interested in having a loved one attend our Day Center. We try to keep the application process as straightforward as possible; there are just 4 steps to get started!

If you have any questions about the application process, or would like to set-up a tour of the center before applying, please contact our Intake and Care Coordinator, Elizabeth Krumm at 

You can find our Inquiry Form on the home page of our website.  We will contact you after receiving your inquiry form to answer any questions you may have and obtain any additional information we may need.  You may also call Elizabeth Krumm at 517-372-6671 for more information.


Prior to your loved one attending the day center, a physical and TB screening must be completed by a doctor.
    Once the physical is scheduled, call us to arrange an assessment. This meeting will include our Program Manager and Care Coordinator and Registered Nurse (when applicable), along with yourself, your potential participant, and any other interested family members. 

With all the paperwork complete, it’s time to join us! At this time, you can also work with our team to schedule transportation, if needed, and to discuss any medication or dietary issues that need to be addressed. 


It is open 5 days a week Monday through Friday. Typically participants attend between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but hours are flexed based upon the family’s needs.  Each day and each level of care has its own calendar of activity. Most people attend 3 to 5 days per week. Additional hours and days may be arranged, depending on caregiver needs and the ability of staff to provide the needed care.

The Adult Day Services Program is located at 201 Hillside Court in the Valley Court Community Center adjacent to the Valley Court Park. (behind Crunchy’s restaurant and Biggby’s Coffee).

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