Adult daycare center

Posted on January 8, 2016 by ECR Louisville in Adult Day Care, Blog

Adult daycare center

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An adult day care center or adult day care centre is a non-residential facility that supports the health, nutritional, social, and daily living needs of adults in professionally staffed, group settings. They provide adults with transitional care and short-term rehabilitationfollowing hospital discharge.[1][2] Many centers provide meals, meaningful activities, and general supervision. The care they provide is often a social model (focusing on socialization and prevention services) or a medical model (including skilled assessment, treatment and rehabilitation goals).[1]

Day care centers may focus on providing care only for persons with a specific chronic condition such as Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia, or their services may be available for any adult with disabilities. Many centers maintain a nurse on-site and devote a room for participants to have vital signs checked, and receive other health services from a medical assistant or nurse when needed. They may also provide transportation and personal care as well as support groups for caregivers.[1][3]

Attending adult day centers may prevent people from being re-hospitalized and may delay their admission to residential long-term care. For participants who would otherwise stay at home alone, the social stimulation and recreational activities may improve or maintain physical and cognitive function. For caregivers, adult day centers may provide respite care, enabling caregivers to work or have a break from their caregiving responsibilities.[3][4]


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