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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.

Date Modified: 07/24/2018

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