Adult Day Care Centers are designed to provide care and companionship for seniors who need assistance or supervision during the day. The program offers relief to family members or caregivers and allows them the freedom to go to work, handle personal business or just relax while knowing their relative is well cared for and safe.
The goals of the programs are to delay or prevent institutionalization by providing alternative care, to enhance self-esteem and to encourage socialization. There are two types of adult day care: adult social day care and adult day health care. Adult social day care provides social activities, meals, recreation and some health-related services. Adult day health care offers more intensive health, therapeutic and social services for individuals with severe medical problems and those at risk of requiring nursing home care.
Seniors generally take part in the program on a scheduled basis and the services that are offered may include the following: Counseling, Education, Evening care, Exercise, Health screening, Meals, Medical care, Physical therapy, Recreation, Respite care, Socialization, Supervision, Transportation, Medication Management