WHY ADULT DAY SERVICES?
Adult day services provide a program of social, recreational, and health activities and services in a group setting that:
- Helps mentally and/or physically challenged adults to maintain or improve their level of functioning in order to remain in the community
- Offers participants the opportunity to socialize, enjoy peer support, and receive health and social services in a stimulating and supportive environment that promotes better physical and mental health
- Provides assistance to families and other caregivers that have responsibility for an older adult who cannot be left alone during the day and yet does not require 24-hour nursing care in an institution
- Helps functionally impaired adults who live alone and need supportive services to improve or maintain their level of independence
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF ADULT DAY SERVICES?
Building on the supportive environment offered within a group setting, adult day services programs work to:
- Promote the individual’s maximum level of independence
- Maintain the individual’s present level of functioning as long as possible, preventing or delaying further deterioration
- Provide support, respite, and education for families and other caregivers
- Foster socialization and peer interaction
- Serve as an integral part of the community service network and long-term care continuum
WHO USES ADULT DAY SERVICES?
Day services participants include adults who:
- Are physically challenged
- Are socially isolated
- Have memory problems due to Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias
- Are in need of assistance with personal care
- Are limited in their ability to function independently in the community
WHAT DO ADULT DAY SERVICES OFFER?
Adult day services offer an individualized plan of care to meet the needs of each participant. Participants attend on a scheduled basis, and services may include the following:
- Care and supervision
- Group & individual activities
- Meals and snacks
- Personal care management
WHAT OTHER RESOURCES DO YOU RECOMMEND?
The resources listed on this page are not meant for direct business solicitations. The purpose of listing resources on this page is to identify those resources that provide information and services to assist IAADS members in developing their business. Although not solely not-for-profit organizations, those listed will provide direct assistance to the IAADS member organizations. Approval / Disapproval of links for this page is solely at the discretion of the IAADS Board of Directors.
National Adult Day Services Association
Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Administration on Aging
Family Caregiver Alliance
State of Indiana
The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana