Overal Goal:
To provide a variety of health, social, and related support services in a protective setting to meet the culturally specific needs of Cambodian elders.

 Why UCAM Adult Day Care for Cambodian Elders Are Needed?

Cambodian elders have a very high rate of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, mental health condition, and other chronic diseases that lead to strokes and heart attacks.

Cambodian elders have been recognized by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as being 6 times more likely than Caucasians to die of diabetes complications.

Cambodians elders have a high rate of chronic conditions: 10.2% have cardiovascular disease, 11.4% have chronic hypertensive disease, and 27.5% have diabetes.

In Minnesota, 62.5% of Cambodian elders who receive the Elderly Waiver benefits have diabetes. Adult Asian American men living in Minnesota are more likely than other population to suffer from strokes.

Cambodian elders have experienced difficult lives due to there past experiences during the civil war, killing field period and in refugee camps. The majority of Cambodian elders have poor health and high rate of chronicle disease conditions. In addition, there is no adult day center specifically designed for Cambodian elders in the state of Minnesota.

UCAM Adult Day Care is a community based group program designed to meet specific needs of Cambodian elders with functional impairments through an individual plan of care. The program uses culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate services to assist elders in adjusting to a new culture and to live healthy, happy, and independent lives.



1.An increased number of elders accessing Adult Day Services remain in the community with families.

2. An increased number of elders accessing to information and referral services through Adult Day Services.

What Services are we Provided?

All services are provided in an adult day center licensed by the State of Minnesota and meet all programmatic and training standards required by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Adult Day Services

  • Arts, Crafts & Music
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
  • Case Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Group Discussion
  • Health Education: Diabetes Classes, Nutritional Classes
  • Recreational & Social Activities
  • Storytelling
  • Supervised, Structural Exercise
  • Transportation Arrangements
  • Paper works, Billing & Letters
  • Accessing Public Insurance
  • Social Security & Waiver programs
  • Citizenship Application
  • Housing Assistance
  • Health Screening & Following Up
  • Mental Health Referrals
  • Translation
  • Group supports
  • Community Circle Dialogues
  • Living Healthy with Diabetes
  • Storytelling
  • Social/Recreational Activities
  • Field trips.