Adult Day Care is a service for frail, physically or cognitively impaired, seniors and adults with disabilities. This service helps seniors/disabled adults to live with their families by providing a daily program of stimulating activities, social interaction with peers, and physical or speech therapy in a non-medical environment. This service also enables care givers to retain employment outside their homes, to have assistance with the physical obligations of caring for a loved one, and to obtain occasional respite from this 24 hour a day responsibility.
If you are shopping for adult day care, here are just a few things you should consider. Does the facility provide round trip transportation, facilities for bathing and washing hair, qualified staff, a license to dispense medications and/or medical procedures, and tasty, nutritional meals which meet client needs?