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
Medical Model Centers also provide:
assistance with daily living skills
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.