When shopping for an adult day care center for elderly care, look for:
Round trip transportation
Facilities for bathing and hair washing
qualifications of staff, interview the staff
The owner or sponsoring agency identity
Number of years in operation
Capacity of the Adult Day Care Center
What is expected of you?
Schedule of activities
- Hours of operation
- Days of operation (usually Monday through Friday)
- Trips, if appropriate
- Arts, crafts and other disguised therapy
Can the center deal with medical conditions like dementia or incontinence
Compare prices for services offered, if you have a choice
Special charges for meals or transportation
Available financial assistance
Compare prices with in home services but be aware:
Group environments are more stimulating.
We are all social beings.
A full activity schedule provides more stimulus.
A good adult day care center responds quickly to changing needs.
Does the adult day care center also provide respite care?
Get some references on the Adult Day Care Center