Adult Day Care
About Adult Day Care Centers
• Adult day care centers have existed for 30+
years
• Cater to individuals needing help or ar...
When to Consider Adult Day Care
Families should consider adult day care if:
• The person is unable to organize or manage e...
Benefits of Adult Day Care
• Sheltered and
supervised
surroundings
• Fun and educational
activities:
– Arts and crafts
– S...
Adult Day Care Costs
• Between $25 - $70 per day, depending on
services
• Most facilities provide transportation, half do
...
Sliding Fee Scale
• Some adult day care centers use a sliding fee
scale
• Adjusts payment based on family’s income
and abi...
Other Payor Sources
• Costs are not covered by
Medicare
• Medicaid will cover most or
all expenses for licensed
adult heal...
Resources for Adult Day Care
Families searching for more information on adult day care
services should check these resourc...
SeniorHomes.com
• Information in this presentation provided by
home care expert Mary S. Yamin-Garone
• SeniorHomes.com is ...
SeniorHomes.com
• Information in this presentation provided by
home care expert Mary S. Yamin-Garone
• SeniorHomes.com is ...
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Adult daycare

  1. 1. Adult Day Care
  2. 2. About Adult Day Care Centers • Adult day care centers have existed for 30+ years • Cater to individuals needing help or are isolated • Respite for 50 million + caregivers
  3. 3. When to Consider Adult Day Care Families should consider adult day care if: • The person is unable to organize or manage everyday activities • They would benefit from socialization • The person is physically or mentally challenged but does not require 24/7 supervision • They are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease • It is unsafe for them to be left alone • The person’s caregiver works outside the home or travels frequently
  4. 4. Benefits of Adult Day Care • Sheltered and supervised surroundings • Fun and educational activities: – Arts and crafts – Sing-alongs, storytelling – Bingo, cards, or other mentally challenging games – “Sittercise” (stretching exercises performed while sitting) – Discussion groups – Field trips – Holiday celebrations • Medication administration • Physical/speech therapy • Assistance with ADLs • Break for caregivers
  5. 5. Adult Day Care Costs • Between $25 - $70 per day, depending on services • Most facilities provide transportation, half do so at no additional cost • Meals often included • Most have full-time nursing services on-site
  6. 6. Sliding Fee Scale • Some adult day care centers use a sliding fee scale • Adjusts payment based on family’s income and ability to pay
  7. 7. Other Payor Sources • Costs are not covered by Medicare • Medicaid will cover most or all expenses for licensed adult healthcare settings and Alzheimer’s-related programs for qualified families • Private medical insurance may pay partial costs when licensed medical providers are on-staff • Other options include long- term care insurance, dependent-care tax credits, scholarships and financial assistance – Older Americans Act – Veterans Administration
  8. 8. Resources for Adult Day Care Families searching for more information on adult day care services should check these resources: • National Council on the Aging • National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) • National Aging Information Center • Family Caregiver Alliance
  9. 9. SeniorHomes.com • Information in this presentation provided by home care expert Mary S. Yamin-Garone • SeniorHomes.com is a free resource for seniors and families searching for housing and care services • Visit http://www.seniorhomes.com for more information on senior housing
  10. 10. SeniorHomes.com • Information in this presentation provided by home care expert Mary S. Yamin-Garone • SeniorHomes.com is a free resource for seniors and families searching for housing and care services • Visit http://www.seniorhomes.com for more information on senior housing

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