Adult day care is for seniors and persons with disabilities who are not home-bound but who have chronic health care needs and require assistance during the day in order to avoid or delay nursing facility placement. Many adult day care participants suffer from physical or cognitive impairments related to heart disease, stroke, diabetes or hypertension.
Medical, social, nutritional, and recreational services are provided that may include: art and music therapy, meals and nutrition counseling, social services, transportation, medication management, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, podiatry, and coordination of care with physicians.
Family members can tend to other responsibilities and personal needs knowing that their loved ones are in a caring environment. Caregivers can also take advantage of the educational opportunities, counseling, and caregiver support groups provided by the adult day care centers. For more information on adult day care centers in the District, please call the ADRC at (202) 724-5626.