Adult day care provides help for families caring for a loved one who cannot be left alone during the day. The program is designed to provide socialization and allow your loved one to reside at home. There is adult day care for those who wish to be in a more social environment that usually includes activities, meals and recreation. There is also adult day care for those with medical problems and may include intensive medical care and social services.
Adult day care centers may stand alone or may be located within a senior center or nursing facility. The staff can manage medications, serve meals, arrange social activities and provide physical therapy. Some adult day care centers can also arrange for transportation to and from the center.
While adult day care centers vary, in general they offer the following services:
- Evening Care
- Health Screenings
- Medication Management
- Medical Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respite Care
Adult day care is a great resource for those caring for a loved one. It can provide peace of mind that your loved one is being cared for while you are at work, running errands or just taking some time to relax.