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Adult Day Centers

Adult Day Centers support people with disabilities and older adults with functional and/or cognitive impairments who are unable to remain at home unattended during the workday. These centers provide an alternative to institutionalization, providing a safe, supervised environment to help individuals live in the community, independently. Adult Day Centers can also help individuals make the transition from a facility back to the community as well as provide respite care for informal caregivers and/or family members who need support.

Services and Fees:

Adult Day Centers promote physical and mental health. There are two models: Social and Medical.

Services for both Models include:

  • transportation to and from the Center
  • meals
  • socialization opportunities
  • peer support

Medical Model Centers also provide:

  • nursing care
  • assistance with daily living skills
  • medication management

While there is usually a cost, many programs offer sliding rate scales or some financial assistance.

Learn more. Please visit the 2-1-1 website to find the Adult Day Center in your area. Individuals with irreversible dementia of any age after 18 can receive help with Adult Day Center services. Those age 60-64 can receive help from the National Family Caregivers Support Program; Respite Services. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging for more information. The Alzheimer’s Association has small grants that can assist with Adult Day Centers for the short term.

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