What is it?
Adult Day Care involves the daily care of adults (of any age) who need full-time supervision due to having been disabled by illness, disease, injury, or old age.
Are there day programs that specialize in certain disabilities?
Yes there are. Be sure to inquire if a center has any restrictions on the type of participants they are set up to handle.
What are the standard services offered?
It is hard to say. Each center is free to establish the features of their program. Most do include at least one hot meal, group activities, arts and crafts, assistance with personal grooming, supervision of medications, and opportunities to build social skills. They offer a safe, secure, and friendly environment. Emphasis is placed on each participant having the best possible day!
Which program is better?
It depends on the needs of the participant. Seniors generally prefer a Senior Day Care facility because they are among other seniors exclusively. Although, if an Adult Day Care center specializes in a particular disability, it may be a better choice for a senior with that affliction.