CHP Adult Day Centers in Archbold, Celina, and Van Wert, provide a safe, secure setting for individuals who need supervision during the day or who would benefit from additional social engagement outside their homes.
There are more than 7,500 adult day care centers in the U.S. according to the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA). For participants, adult day programs provide social interaction, mental stimulation, physical activities, and nutritious meals. Some offer health services as well. For family caregivers, adult day care centers offer a break from constant caregiving duties and enable them to continue working without worrying about their loved one’s safety.
What is Adult Day Care?
Adult day care, often referred to as adult day services, provides a supervised community setting for older adults with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other health conditions that prevent them from being home alone safely during the day. CHP’s program includes activities for mental and physical stimulation, such as games, exercises, art, and more.
There are three main types of adult day care:
- Adult social day care provides planned social interactions, exercise, and other activities appropriate for the person’s condition(s) and capabilities.
- Adult day health care* provides social activities along with some health and therapeutic services, such as physical or occupational therapy. *(CHP Adult Day Centers are this type)
- Specialized adult day care is designed for adults with Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, and developmental disabilities.
Adult Day Services
CHP Adult Day Centers operate during the workweek and include:
- Professional supervision – with a nurse and social worker on staff
- Social activities, such as games, crafts, and memory-training programs
- Meals and snacks
- Medication management
- Physical and/or occupational therapy
- Transportation to and from the center
- Assistance with dressing, grooming, and other activities of daily living (ADLs)
Benefits of Adult Day Care
- A safe, secure setting for adults with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or mobility issues who could wander from home, fall or injure themselves if left alone
- Social activity and companionship that can bolster mental and physical health
- Reduced risk of falls with exercises that strengthen muscles and improve balance
- Enhanced sleep quality as a result of consistent exercise and social activities
- Reduced caregiver stress, burnout, anxiety, and depression
Who Should Consider Adult Day Care?
CHP Adult Day Centers are ideal for older adults with cognitive impairments, such as dementia, or for homebound seniors who are isolated and need social interaction and some physical activity. Generally, participants in adult day programs are incapable of managing and structuring their daily activities on their own due to cognitive and/or mobility issues.
Older adult participants aren’t the only ones who can benefit. Family caregivers who must work during the day or need a break from stressful, ongoing caregiving obligations can get much-needed time to recharge so they can continue to offer compassionate care to a loved one.
How Much Does Adult Day Care Cost?
CHP Adult Day Services range from $60 to $80 a day. Transportation is available for $20 one-way and $25 round trip.
The cost of adult day care isn’t covered by Medicare. Some services are covered by state Medicaid programs, like Passport.
Visit our Adult Day Care page to learn more.