Adult day care offers older adults recreational activities and health services in a group setting. While senior centers are an excellent place for healthy individuals to meet for meals, services, and activities, adult day care assures that persons with special health needs receive individualized attention. They are an ideal resource for older adults who live with working relatives.
Most adult day care programs have two components – a social component and a medical component. The social component of adult day care involves group activities, recreation, and exercise. The medical component provides personal assistance such as help with medications, feeding, special medical equipment, and rehabilitative therapies.