WHAT IS AN ADULT DAY CENTER?
Normally, adult day care is used to relieve the caregiver of his or her duties for the day, while ensuring that the care recipient will still receive proper care in a safe, friendly environment. These centers usually operate during normal business hours, five days a week, and some centers also offer additional services during evenings and weekends. Currently, there are more than 4,000 of these programs operating in the United States. See the chart below for a comparison of Adult Day Services to other Long Term Care options.