• Orchard House, Medical Adult Day Center

  • Adult Day Services

    Stephanie Evans-Ariker, Executive Director
    421 Shore Drive
    Branford, CT 06405
    Phone: (203) 481-7110
    Fax: (203) 481-2064

    Orchard House Medical Adult Day Center is a private, non-profit organization that has been providing medical and recreational day programming services to aging adults for over 35 years. Likewise, Orchard House provides peace of mind and respite to family members who have taken on the responsibilities of caring for an aging loved one. Orchard House continues the tradition of delivering quality care, in a friendly, supportive and person centered environment, at an affordable cost.

    Services offered: Nursing Care including Medication Management, Social Service Coordination, Skilled Care, Structured Recreational and Cultural Programs, Two Daily Meals, Podiatry Services, an onsite Hair Dresser, In-home Assessments, Caregiver Support Groups, and Transportation. Orchard House serves families in Branford and the surrounding shoreline communities, as well as areas of Greater New Haven.

    Stephanie Evans-Ariker, the Executive Director, has a background in nursing and served in the senior care industry for 17 years. Stephanie has worked in the capacity of Executive Director with Sunrise Senior Living, overseeing assisted living and dementia care communities in Atlanta, as well as independent living for Winwood Retirement Communities. Stephanie transferred her experience to the area of home care as the Executive Director of LivHome, A Geriatric Care Management Company. Stephanie has led cross-discipline teams, coordinated complex care delivery programs, built fiscally sound organizations, and developed strong marketing and outreach strategies. Currently Stephanie is focused on creating awareness of the value of adult day services and promoting these services as an affordable solution in the area of long-term care.

    Since relocating to Connecticut, Stephanie has been active in the local community, serving as a volunteer in various capacities among local nonprofit organizations. She currently serves on the Advisory Council to the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, is a board member on the Connecticut Coalition on Aging, is an active member of the CT. Association of Adult Day Services, and is a member of the Junior League of Greater New Haven. Stephanie was most recently recognized in 2017 as a Women’s Champion by the CT. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association for her work in supporting those living with a dementia related disorder.

    In her free time, Stephanie enjoys traveling with her husband Jeremy, her teenage son Levi, going to concerts, and chasing after her four dogs. Stephanie lives in New Haven.