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In California, over ADHCs are licensed by the state to operate community-based day health care programs for those at risk of being placed in a nursing home. They provide a variety of health, therapeutic, and social services including: - Medical services - Nursing services - Physical, occupational and speech therapy - Psychiatric and psychological services. To be connected to your local Area Agency on Aging within California, call Eldercare Locator hotline is available weekdays, 9am-8pm Eastern Time. Spanish-speaking information specialists are available. Medi-Cal recipients age 18 or older who have: - a medical condition requiring services but not hour care prescribed by a physician - difficultly with activities of daily living - a high potential for placement in a nursing home if Adult Day Health Care is not available - Live within a site's service area the ADHC website lists the geographic regions served.
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There's always more to discover with an AARP membership! Take a look at your member benefits. In , the most recent year for which figures were available, about 4, adult day care centers across the nation served more than , participants, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
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. Adult day centers generally operate during normal business hours five days a week. Some programs offer services in the evenings and on weekends. Although each facility may differ in terms of features, these general services are offered by most adult day centers:. Social activities —interaction with other participants in planned activities appropriate for their conditions. 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. Caregivers typically select the type of center a care recipient attends based on the care needed.