Adult day services are community-based group programs designed to meet the needs of functionally and/or cognitively impaired adults through an individual plan of care. These structured, comprehensive programs provide a variety of health, social, and other related support services such as personal care and socialization in a protective setting during any part of a day, but less than 24-hour care. Adult day centers generally operate programs during normal business hours, five days a week. Some programs offer services in the evenings and on weekends.
Who uses adult day service centers?
Adult day centers are designed to serve adults who are physically impaired or mentally confused and may require supervision, increased social opportunities, or assistance with personal care or other daily living activities.
The cost of adult day services varies depending upon the services provided at the facility, if you are paying privately. The cost of adult day services may be paid for by one of the following programs, if the older adult is eligible.