Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Typical Adult Day Care Center

Most adult Day Care Centers operate Monday Through Friday from 6:30am to 6:00pm. Centers are usually administered by a professional in the business/health care administration, nursing or social work field. Professional services are provided by a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse and recreational and therapy professionals. The typical direct care is a ratio of 1:6.

Fees average $61.71 per day and typically come from Medicaid or other public source inclusing Veterans Administration, state/local social services or directly from a private -pay participant.

Though participants are diverse in age, ethnicity and ability, the average participant is 65 plus years old, white female with dementia, hypertension or a physical disability requiring assistance with at least one activity of daily living and medication management. She lives with an adult child or spouse, or lives alone, but primarily recieves care from an adult child.