Frequently Asked Questions[spoiler title=”Who Uses Adult Day Centers?” open=”0″ style=”1″]According to the MetLife Study 2010, “The majority of participants were women (58%). In terms of age distribution, 69% of participants were age 65 and older, 21% of participants were age 41 to 64, and 9% of participants were age 40 and younger.”
- Persons who are 18 years or older with a disability
- Older adults with
- Health conditions
- Alzheimer’s disease or other memory difficulties
- Physical handicaps
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Working caregivers
- Adult children with families of their own
- A need for assistance to be independent in eating, walking, personal care
At this time Medicare, HMO’s or Medicare Advantage plans do not pay for adult day services. Medicaid payments for the program vary from state to state. There are long term policies that do cover the services.[table style=”1″]
|Monthly Average Cost Comparison|
|Adult Day Services||$61/day x 21 days = $1,281|
|In-home||$170/day x 21 days = $3,570|
|Assisted Living Facility||$133/day x 30 days = $3,990|
|Nursing Home||$220/day x 30 days = $6,600|
Questions To Ask An Adult Day Care Center Provider
When considering a particular adult day care center for yourself or a loved one, it is always a good idea to visit or call to ask about the facility and services. When you contact the adult day care center(s) you’ve chosen to consider, NADSA suggests asking the following questions:
- Who owns or sponsors the adult day care center?
- How long has it been operating?
- Is it licensed or certified?
- What are the days and hours of operation?
- Is transportation to and from the adult day care center provided?
- Which conditions are accepted (e.g., memory loss, limited mobility, incontinence)?
- What are the staff’s credentials, and what is the ratio of staff to participants?
- What activities are offered?
- Are there a variety of individual and group programs?