Assisting With Your Loved One's Daily Care Needs

Marian E. Burch Adult Day Care

Marian E. Burch
Adult Day Care

Constructed in 1992, the Marian E. Burch Adult Day Care Center spans 16,000 square feet, is a department of Calhoun County Medical Care Facility, and is fully accessible to individuals with disabilities who are 18+ years old. Accommodating up to 75 clients daily, participants can partake in a diverse array of activities, including physical, speech, and occupational therapies when required. The facility offers comprehensive personal care services and is equipped to care for skilled care clients with specific needs like tube feedings and necessary injections; Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, stroke victims, head injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cerebral Palsy. Transportation to and from the Center is also provided. These services collectively ensure that clients have their various needs comprehensively met during their visits.

If you're interested in signing up, please give us a call at 269-962-1750 to set up a tour! We also offer multiple funding sources to assist with the cost of attending.

Adult Day Care Staff

Caring Beyond Limits

Our adult day care center is a respite care center, designed to offer families the opportunity for a break from care giving responsibilities. Respite allows the caregiver time to engage in other activities that they find relaxing, entertaining, or restful while our trained adult day care staff provide care for your loved one. Our Marian E. Burch Adult Day Care program offers many advantages including:

  • Helping to enhance the highest quality of life while keeping the client at home
  • Increasing the productivity of the caregiver at home and at work
  • Facilitating discharge from acute care settings
  • Improving or maximizing the client’s mental functioning
  • Encourages the development and maintenance of healthy nutritional habits
  • Reduces health care costs for the client and the caregiver
  • Improves the client’s psycho-social skills
  • Eliminates barriers that hamper the management of personal care
  • Delays the need to enter a nursing home
  • Improves compliance with medical management
  • Helps keep individuals physically and mentally active through exercise and music
  • Provides conferences with caregivers

*Overnight respite services are not currently available, but we anticipate a return in 2025, permitting funding and staffing!

Tailored Day Care for
Diverse Abilities

Center Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
*Buses leave the center at 7:30am for pick-ups throughout the County and returns to the center between 8:30am-9:00am.

Daily Life
When clients arrive to the facility, they receive a continental breakfast and engage in morning socialization. Following breakfast, the center's social and recreational extensive activities begin and include pet therapy, basic exercise routines, outings, arts and crafts, gardening, table games, a cooking club, bingo, Bible study, crochet and knitting clubs, entertainment sessions, card games, bowling, and karaoke.

At Noon, clients receive a nutritious lunch, and after a light snack before buses depart at 3:00pm. For clients that don't ride the bus back home, they get extended socialization and relaxation time doing independent activities or playing cards in a group while waiting for their loved one(s) to pick them up.

Adult Day Care
Therapy Care

Therapy Services

Restorative Therapy

Restorative therapy is available while the client is attending the Center. Restorative therapy is a program that is designed to help the clients maintain their level of functioning while working toward their maximum potential through safe exercises.

Skilled Therapy (Coming Late 2024!)

Physical, speech-language pathology, and occupational therapy are skilled therapies that are performed safely and effectively under the general supervision of a skilled therapist. To be covered by Medicare Part B, the skilled service must be reasonable and necessary to the treatment of the patient’s illness or injury. To obtain skilled therapy while at the Center, the caregiver must obtain an order from the client’s primary care physician and complete the necessary paperwork at the Center.

Title VI Notice

Marian E. Burch Adult Day Care Center is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4701.1B.

For additional information on Title VI or to file a complaint, contact:

Alicia Davis, Adult Day Care Director
1150 E. Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014
Phone: 269-962-1750
Fax: 269-962-6008

Adult Day Care Center

Marian E Burch

The History of Marian E. Burch

Marian E. Burch, born Marian E. Bowser on March 10, 1925, in Kansas City, Kansas, moved with her family to Convis Township, Marshall, Michigan, during her childhood. The family resided on a farm before relocating to Battle Creek in the 1930s, where Marian attended Washington School and Battle Creek Central High School. In 1940, she married Alfred (Buddy) Burch and moved to Albion, where they bought their first house. The family later settled in Battle Creek in 1949. During WWII, with her husband deployed, Marian contributed to the war effort by working at the Oliver company, where she was involved in wiring and riveting reconnaissance planes.

Marian returned to school in the late 1960s and became deeply involved in community service. She actively participated in the Battle Creek Urban League, serving on its police-community relations committee and education task force. A committed Democrat, Marian was elected to the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners in 1970, where she was the sole black member for many years and became the first black woman to be named chairperson in 1985 and 1986. Her service extended to the county’s Community Mental Health Board, the Public Health Board, and the Mid-counties Employment Consortium. In recognition of her contributions, Marian received the Sojourner Truth Award in 1990 from the Battle Creek Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Woman’s Clubs Inc. Marian E. Burch passed away in 1990 due to complications from an asthma attack.