What is Senior Day Care?
This refers to the care of an elderly person, typically a family member, who cannot be left alone during the day.
Why do participants require supervision?
They usually suffer from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, or memory loss. Other causes of their infirmity may include, chronic depression, loneliness, visual or hearing impairment, physical disability, an accident, or the frailty of advanced age.
How do Senior Day Care Centers differ from Adult Day Care Centers?
The age of participants allowed into the program is the major difference. Generally, seniors must be sixty years of age or older. Adult programs typically accept participants eighteen or older.
How many programs are just for seniors?
We do not know at this time. We estimate there are a combined total (senior and adult) of about 3,500 centers nationwide currently.
How can I find one in my area?
Click on the “Find Senior Day Care Services in Your State!” button at the top center of this page. Then click on the appropriate State. You can then proceed to view a list of cities within your state with Senior Day Centers. Click on the name of any listing to view detailed information about that center.
I know of a senior center. How do I tell you about it?
Simply click on the link at the top of the right column that says “Senior Day Care Center” and fill out the form.