Adult Day Care:
Adult Day Care is used to give a caregiver a day or two to rest, recharge and get some other things done, while also ensuring that his or her parent will still receive the proper care in a safe, friendly, proper environment.
There are both private and government adult day care programs; both can be found by searching our service directory. Adult Day Care Centers tend to operate during normal business hours, transportation to and from the facility is provided by the Adult Day Care Center and the cost varies from center to center.
Adult day care facilities can provide a variety of services and activities, including:
- Assistance with eating, medication management, toileting, and/or walking
- Educational programs or mental stimulation
- Exercise programs
- Health monitoring (e.g., blood pressure, food or liquid intake)
- Podiatry care
- Meals and snacks
- Social activities like parties, games, etc.
- Therapy (occupational, physical, speech, etc.)
- Transportation to and from the Center.
Generally speaking, there are three types of Adult Day Care Centers:
1. Those that focus primarily on social interaction,
2. Those that provide medical care, These are often found in Medicare or Health Care Centers.
3. Those dedicated to Alzheimer’s care.
The Federal government generally provides low cost adult day care through your local Area Agency on Aging’s National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP). Your regional Area Agency on Aging provides the funds to your local senior center so your aging parent can receive safe adult day care; giving you a respite to take care of your own needs.
There are a large number of private adult day care centers throughout the nation and each state has its own certification/licensing requirements; however, the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) also offers some overall guidelines in its Standards and Guidelines for Adult Day Care.
To find Adult Day Care Center services in your area, use the search form below: