Adult Day Care Centers
Adult Day Care Centers (ADCCs) provide services of elder health care on a daily basis to frail elders and disabled adults who cannot stay alone during the day, but who do not need 24-hour inpatient care. ADCC services may include nursing care, social services, medical and health care monitoring, exercise, recreational activities, physical, occupational and speech therapy, medication administration and well-balanced meals, as well as transportation to and from the facility. ADCCs can also provide the respite family members require to sustain healthy relationships while caring for their elderly loved one at home.
Adult day care is a planned program of activities designed to promote well-being through social and health related services. These centers operate during daytime house, Monday through Friday, in a safe, cheerful, supportive environment. Nutritious meals that accommodate special diets are typically included, along with an afternoon snack.
Adult day care centers can be public or private, non-profit or for-profit. The intent of an adult day center is primarily two-fold:
- To provide older adults an opportunity to get out of the house and receive both mental and social stimulation
- To give caregivers a much-needed break in which to attend to personal needs, or simply rest and relax.