NADSA advances the national development, recognition and use of adult day services. Adult day services is peace of mind. Adult day services provide a coordinated program of professional and compassionate services for adults in a community-based group setting. Services are designed to provide social and some health services to adults who need supervised care in a safe place outside the home during the day. They also afford caregivers respite from the demanding responsibilities of caregiving.
Caregivers typically select the center a care recipient attends based on the care needed. Key findings from 2010 research demonstrate the value of the growing industry of over 4,600 adult day centers in the United States, now estimated to be more than 5,000 centers. Adult day services are a growing source of long-term care. More than 260,000 participants and family caregivers are serviced through a range of interdisciplinary professionals meeting the physical, emotional, and social needs of participants and family caregivers. We look forward to the results of the 2012 National Study of Long Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) in late 2013. NSLTCP is the first national comprehensive federal study to include adult day services.
Adult day care centers serve as an emerging provider of transitional care and short-term rehabilitation following hospital discharge. As a preferred platform for chronic disease management, adult day centers are an interactive, safe and secure environment for participants requiring supervised daily care. While nearly half of all participants nationally have some level of dementia, other common chronic diseases among participants include chronic hypertension, physical disability, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental illness and developmental disability. Adult day services provide a reliable source of support, restore balance in times of crisis, and enhance overall quality of life for caregivers.
Celebrate National Adult Day Services Week, September 15-21, 2013:
“Adult Day Services: Pushing Boundaries to Reach New Heights”
Attend the 2013 National Adult Day Services Conference in Louisville, Kentucky!
October 10-12, 2013