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All About Adult Day Services

A Community-Based Program That Can Help Care for Your Loved One

En español | Offering a variety of health, social and recreational services and meeting a variety of needs in one location, adult day services are community-based programs for older adults who require supervision. Enrolling your loved one in an adult day services center will give them the opportunity to be more active, to socialize and to become a part of a network of peers. Many programs also offer health monitoring and therapy for those in need. And for you, it will provide time during the day to get non-caregiving-related tasks, such as grocery shopping and errands, completed or allow you to relax a bit while your parent or loved one is being cared for. Adult day services can also occupy your loved one while you go to work. There are, however, a few of questions to answer before deciding whether this is the right avenue to take. … Back to Article

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