What is adult day care?

There are three general types of adult day services:

Social adult day services provide activities, such as arts and crafts, light exercise, discussion groups, and day trips and outings. This care is ideal for the active adult with limited medical needs.

Adult day health services may include all of the services provided through social adult day services with the addition of more medical aid (a registered nurse and other medical professionals usually are on staff) as well as occupational, speech and physical therapies. This service usually requires individuals be assessed medically before attending.

Specialized adult day services are offered to those individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. The social and health-related services offered in this type of adult day care are tailored to the condition.

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