1. Research Information
a. Have you reviewed the state adult day regulations?
b. Have you reviewed the requirements of the funding sources for adult day services?
c. Have you visited existing adult day centers to observe the program in action?
d. Have you visited the websites of the National Adult Day Services Association www.nadsa.org and other professional adult day organizations?
e. Do you plan to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities?
2. Assess Your Community’s Need
a. Are there existing adult day centers in the area where you wish to open your program?
b. Have you spoken with or interviewed local agencies? (i.e. Alzheimer’s Association,
c. Area Agencies on Aging, Discharge Planners, etc.)
3. Target Population
a. What population(s) is the center planning to serve? (i.e. individuals with a dementia related disease such as Alzheimer’s, individuals with physical disabilities, individuals with developmental disabilities, etc.)
b. Have you studied the demographics of the target population?
4. General Business Plan
a. What is the center’s philosophy?
b. What services would the center offer? (i.e. bathing, medication administration, physical therapy, occupational therapy, counseling, etc)
c. Have you completed a market analysis?