Social adult day services programs provide care to frail and disabled older adults in a supervised group setting within the community. Services include socialization activities, supervision and monitoring, and nutrition. Programs also provide personal care that includes hands on assistance with mobility, eating, and toileting (including care of incontinence). All services are based on an individual care plan and assessment of the participant. Social adult day services provides a break to caregivers and especially gives peace of mind to working caregivers.
Individuals must require hands on assistance or supervision in activities of daily living (mobility, transfers, toileting and/or eating). This can be due to a physical disability such as a stroke or frailty, as well as cognitive impairments like Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.
Cost varies from program to program. Financial aid may be available through your local office for aging. Medicaid participants that meet eligibility criteria may access social adult day services through managed long term care plans.