An adult day services programs are in local communities and are there to support adults with ongoing health problems, memory loss, confusion or disabilities to live in the community. This program supports families and caregivers by providing a protective setting for individuals who can’t be left alone because of ongoing health problems. Participants in adult day service programs get social, recreational and health services during the day when the caregiver needs time off or must work. The participants in the adult day health program return home each evening. Individuals attending an adult day service on a regular basis may receive the following services:
Learn about adult day care and adult day health programs:
Participants may receive the following services in an adult day care program:
Participants may receive the following services in an adult day health program:
Ask what services the center provides and who provides them. Visit the center several times and speak with staff or attendants. Before you contact a center, you may wish to print a copy of the Adult Day Services Checklist; it will help you evaluate and compare adult day centers.
Adult Day Services are available through Medicaid programs if the individual is determined financially and functionally eligible – some restrictions apply. Some Area Agencies on Aging and/or their Family Caregiver Support Programs, or the Adult Day Services themselves, provide some financial assistance. Some long-term care insurance policies cover adult day services. However, participants often pay for adult day services themselves. Contact your local CLC if you have questions!
Washington’s Community Living Connections staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.
Use this checklist to compare adult day centers