These services provide support for elderly individuals – and their families, if present – who do not function fully independently, but who do not need 24-hour nursing care.
Participants may have:
- Some degree of physical disability
- A social impairment
- Mental confusion
- Need for some assistance with activities of daily living that fall short of the need for placement in an institution
- Returned from a recent hospital or institutional stay
Adult day services are comprehensive and are based on participants’ individual needs. They are family-focused, when families are involved. They are outcome-oriented with a goal of enhanced independence.
The programs provide safe group environments with coordinated health and social services aimed at stabilizing or improving self-care. Adult day services may prevent, postpone or reduce the need for institutional placement.
The Division of Aging Services (DAS) administers this program through the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). Contact your local AAA for more information.