Adult Day Services help adults remain living in their own homes for as long as possible. Through structured activities and services, Adult Day Services provide regular care and supervision outside of the home for part of the day. This enables the primary caregiver to work or pursue other daytime activities as well as provide a needed respite for the caregiver.
Adult Day Services must develop an Individual Plan of Care which meets the needs of the individual. From this plan of care, activities and services are developed for the individual. The program also offers a nutritious meal at lunch time and snacks during the day. Limited nursing services such as health screening, blood pressure checks, medication management and a general assessment of the client's condition may be provided.
Adult Day Services can be co-located within a senior center, nursing facility, assisted living, hospital, church, child day care or stand alone program.
The Division of Adult Services and Aging has several funding sources assisting in the cost of payment for these services. They include:
In order to qualify for these funds, Adult Day Services, Nursing Facilities or Child Care Centers must have an approved contract or signed agreement with the Division of Adult Services and Aging.
See a listing of the Adult Day Services who have a contract or agreement with the Division of Adult Services and Aging. Some operate strictly on a private pay basis and receive no funding from the Division of Adult Services and Aging.
For information about the statewide Adult Day Services Association, call (605) 336-6722.