Adult Day Care Centers provide programs and services for adults who need a protective setting during the day. Typically Adult Day Care Centers work during normal work hours like 8:00am to 5:00pm but times may vary from one center to another. Participants live in their own homes, which can be a private home, assisted living facility (ALF), adult family care home, or another type of group home, and come to the day care center during certain hours of the day. Some adult day cares provide transportation to and from the participant’s home.
You may find an adult day care center near you as a freestanding program or services can be offered through a nursing home, assisted living facility (ALF), hospital or a Community based program.
The basic services include, but are not limited to:
- Leisure and social activities including field trips
- Self-care training
- Nutritional meals
- A place to rest
- Respite care (temporary supervision of an adult, giving relief to the primary caregiver)
Home Health Agencies such as Caring Professional Services work with Adult Day Care Centers to provided additional services needed to the participants such as personal care before or after attending the day care, homemaking services and respite services for other times like evenings and weekends.