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Guma Ginefli'e Dementia Day Care


acting program manager:
Jeffrey Velbis

tel: 653-4004
fax: 635-1444

Elderly day care services for those who are frail or diagnosed with dementia. 

About us

The Guma Ginefli’e Dementia Day Care provides elderly day care services for those who are frail or diagnosed with dementia. The program is funded by the Division of Senior Citizens, Department of Public Health & Social Services. Guma Ginefli’e means House of Caring in Chamorro.

The Guma Ginefli’e Dementia Day Care is a respite program in a non-institutional homelike environment that offers structured activities for adults who are unable to function at home without supportive services and who do not need 24-hour care. They are persons who would normally be home bound but have no one at home during the day to look after them.

Who we serve

Dementia care services are available to adults, age sixty (60) years and older, who suffer loss of memory, problems with reasoning and judgement, disorientation, difficulty in learning, loss of language skills, and a decline in the ability to perform routine tasks.


Services provided
  • Free quality care for up to ten (10) hours daily with the overall needs of the clients (social, recreational, therapeutic   and spiritual) provided.

  • A well-balanced lunch, which meets at least 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowance for adults as established by the Food and Nutrition Board.

  • Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are served daily. Snacks can be purchased for a nominal fee or provided.


The Guma Ginefli’e staff will coordinate with the Case Management Program (a Catholic Social Service program) to forward the necessary referral to arrange for transportation services from home to the day care, and return back to home.

The Guma Ginefli’e Dementia Day Care is open from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, except weekends and holidays. Office hours are from 8am to 5pm.

How to apply

All applicants or inquiries should be directed to Case Management Services. You can contact them at 635-1422/33.

Inquiries about services and activities may be made at the Guma Ginefli’e Center, located at 220 Chalan Despasciu Street in Dededo. You can contact them at 653-4001/2/4/9.

Guma Ginefli'e Dementia Day Care