Adult day services offer a break to the primary caregiver from caregiving duties, and improve the client's health, independence, and quality of life. Services are offered in a safe, friendly environment, usually operating during normal business hours on weekdays. Some adult day centers also open evenings and weekends.
There are three main types of adult day centers: those for social interaction; medical care; and Alzheimer’s care. Centers are owned and managed by home care agencies, skilled nursing facilities, medical centers, or other senior providers.

Adult day services:
assistance with eating, taking medicines, toileting, and / or walking
educational programs or mental stimulation
exercise programs
health monitoring (e.g., blood pressure, food, or liquid intake)
podiatry care
preparation of meals and snacks
social activities
therapy (occupational, physical, speech, etc.)

Paying for adult day services:
Adult day services are offered at a reasonable, out-of-pocket cost. Most services have contracts with county social service programs covering costs for those unable to pay. In addition, some long-term care insurance policies may pay for adult day services.
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