Adult Daycare


Unfortunately, it’s taking a twitter war to bring this important service into the mainstream.

Adult daycare provides supervision and care to adults in need of support during the day so they can return home at night and avoid institutionalization.  It’s a great way to support caregivers and maintain people in their communities.

Some adult day programs are for adults with disabilities, and some are specifically designed for older adults with Alzheimer’s.

Like child daycare, it’s not cheap but dramatically less than nursing home care.  The cost is included in publicly funded long term care programs for people eligible for Medicaid.

PACE is a model of care that provides adult day care in conjunction with primary care for frail older adults.  Here is a link for more information about the PACE model:

https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/ltss/pace/index.html 

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