What is an Adult Day Service Program?

Adult day service centers provide a coordinated program of professional and compassionate services for adults in a community-based group setting. Services are designed to provide social and some health services to adults who need supervised care in a safe place outside the home during the day. They also afford caregivers respite from the demanding responsibilities of caregiving and allow working caregivers to continue to be employed. Adult day centers generally operate during normal business hours five days a week.

Although each facility may differ in terms of features, the following services are offered by most adult day centers:

Social activities—interaction with other participants in planned activities appropriate for their conditions

Transportation—door-to-door service

Meals and snacks—participants are provided with meals and snacks, those with special dietary needs are offered special meals

Personal care—help with toileting, grooming, eating and other personal activities of daily living

Therapeutic activities—exercise and mental stimulation for all participants.



Key Findings from the 2010 MetLife Study

Adult Day Services Are a Growing Source of Long-Term Care

Adult Day Services Provide Comprehensive Skilled Health Care

Adult Day Services Are a Preferred Platform for Chronic Disease Management

Adult Day Services Are Leaders in Community-Based Care for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

Adult Day Services Are an Essential Source of Support for Family Caregivers

     The full report is available Here.