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Adult Day Care Center | Senior Centers

QUICK OVERVIEW: Adult Day Care provides day care services out of the home, focused mostly on social & custodial care. Adult Day Health Care provides a more skilled level of care like physical rehabilitation therapy, some nursing & nutrition. Both have programs individually designed for the needs of the adult, as some may be physically, mentally or functionally impaired. Many also offer specialized programs for Alzheimer's care.

 

APPROPRIATE FOR: Seniors who are interested in getting out of their own home, and who would welcome and feel comfortable socializing and being among others in a group setting.

 

SERVICES PROVIDED: Many offer meals and some provide transportation to and from the day care center. Physically stimulating activities may include exercising or dancing. Mentally stimulating activities may include trivia questions and crossword puzzles. In addition to these activities, Adult Day Health Care programs also offer medical services such as physical rehabilitation, therapy, nursing care and/or special nutrition.

 

COST RANGE: $20/hour and up

 

FUNDING SOURCES: Adult Day Care can be funded by Private Pay, and if your loved one requires a more skilled level of health care in an Adult Day Health Care environment, some Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) policies, plus Veteran's Benefits & Medicaid. NOTE: Some Adult Day Care centers offer scholarships based on need and others have a sliding payment scale. Click for Payment Options Defined or Quick-Overview Pay Chart

 


PRIVATE PAY SOURCE (Adult Day Care AND Adult Day Health Care):

Coverage

Conditions & Limits

-All-

-None-

 

 

 

 


LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE (LTCI) SOURCE: (Adult Day Health Care only)

Coverage

Conditions & Limits

  - Depends on policy, some cover in-home care based on impairment of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) as the $ coverage depends on the policy.

- For information on how to determine what kind of LTCI policy is best, consult with one of our Advisors For Seniors.

  - Depends on the policy, as some only cover more skilled care in an Adult Day Care setting for a few days, limited daily amount, total dollar amount, etc.,

- For information on how to determine what kind of LTCI policy is best, consult with one of our Advisors For Seniors.

 

 


VETERAN'S BENEFITS SOURCE (Adult Day Health Care only)

Coverage

Conditions & Limits

 

- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) covers Adult Day Health Care Services

- We recommend you consult with one of our Advisors For Seniors (i.e., Veterans Organizations)

 

Veteran must meet these eligibility criteria:

  • Require skilled nursing care for a service-connected condition; or
  • Have a service-connected disability rating of 70% or more; or
  • Have a service-connected disability rating of 70% or more