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.
KADEP is open weekdays from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. 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.
The King Adult Day Enrichment Program (KADEP) is an innovative, community-based and cost-effective day program alternative to nursing home placement for younger adults with MS, brain injury 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. 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.
Participants may choose from more than 75 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
- Tai Chi
- Brain Teasers
- Stress Management
- Surfing the Net
- Basic Cooking
- Current Events
- Bugs and Slugs
- Memory Book Making
- Adaptive Dance
In addition to on-campus offereings, 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.
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.
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. 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.
To schedule a tour of this innovative day enrichment program, call 303-433-6887.