Adult Day Care programs help seniors remain at home by offering individual and group services in a supervised setting. As the name implies, these services are daytime-only programs for social, nutritional, and medical, support provided in specially-designed centers. Adult Day Care assists family or other caregivers in maintaining full or part-time work, providing necessary caregiver respite time, and offers an alternative in care for those unexpected times where the primary caregiver is unavailable. There are two Adult Day Care models:
Social Day Care Model
The Social Day Care Model serves persons with mild, moderate or severe Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias or other impairments.
Supervised social and educational activities, including exercise, meals, walks, special events, nutrition, music, arts and crafts, guest speakers and family counseling.
Licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing. Private pay, although some long-term care insurance may also cover some or all of the costs.
The Medical Model offers all services provided in the Social Day Care Model, plus medical and nursing care.
Serves frail and disabled adults who have medical complications or a psychiatric illness.
Licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and are reimbursable by Medi-Cal and private pay. Some long-term care insurance may also cover some or all of the costs. Some centers offer both the Social and Medical models at the same location.
For more information about Adult Day Care, please contact the Office on Aging at:
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