Adult Day Care is a structured, comprehensive program created for adults who need supervision assistance during the day, but usually less than a 24-hour period. It was developed so that families could have their loved ones stay at home instead of entering an institution such as assisted living or nursing home.
Based in a community group setting, adult day care programs bring together:
- other supportive opportunities
- personal care
- basic support
Adult Day Care is a personalized service; each participant attends on a scheduled basis and receives the services detailed in an individual plan of care.
Day care for adults is the provision of an organized program of services during the day in a community group setting for the purpose of supporting adults’ personal independence and promoting social, physical and emotional well-being.
Services must include:
A variety of program activities designed to meet the individual needs and interests of the participants.
A nutritious meal and snacks as appropriate to the program, and referral to and assistance in using appropriate community resources.
Medical examinations are required for individual participants for admission to a program and periodically thereafter.
Services must be provided in a home or center certified to meet state standards for such programs.