Adult day care is just one option to consider when reviewing your or another person's long-term care needs.
Adult day care centers are a popular option. The attending adult can participate in activities and socialize with others in safe, secure setting designed to help maintain or improve their functional level.
Caregivers also benefit from adult day care services in that they receive some respite from caring for a dependent adult. They are given some free time that they can use to continue their employment, run errands, or care for themselves or other family members.
The services at adult day care centers may vary depending on the attending adult's needs, so you should contact any centers you are considering to get more information.
For more information on Adult Day Care Centers and other long-term care options, visit our Publications page and look under the subject headings "Adult Day Care" or "Long-Term Care". You can also contact us for more information or assistance.
VDA staff can also put you in touch with your local Long-Term Care Ombudsman. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program helps people with specific concerns about long-term care service providers find solutions in a confidential manner.