Adult day services
These services offer a break to the primary caregiver from caregiving duties, and improve the client's health, independence, and quality of life. Services are offered in a safe, friendly environment, usually operating during normal business hours, week days. Some adult day centers also offer services in the evenings and on the weekends.
 
There are three main types of adult day centers: those for social interaction; for medical care; and for Alzheimer’s care. Centers are owned and managed by home care agencies, skilled nursing facilities, medical centers, or other senior service providers.
 
Services:

  • assistance with eating, taking medicines, toileting, and / or walking

  • counseling

  • educational programs or mental stimulation

  • exercise programs

  • health monitoring (e.g., blood pressure, food, or liquid intake)

  • podiatry care

  • preparation of meals and snacks

  • rehabilitation

  • social activities

  • therapy (occupational, physical, speech, etc.)

  • transportation

 
Paying for adult day:
Adult day services are available at a reasonable, out-of-pocket cost. Most services have contracts with county social service programs covering costs for those unable to pay. In addition, some long-term care insurance policies may pay for adult day services.
 
For more information, visit the LeadingAge Minnesota website at www.leadingagemn.org