Adult Day Care is a structured, comprehensive program created for adults who need supervision and assistance during the day, but usually less than a 24-hour period. It was developed so that families could have their loved ones stay at home instead of an institution such as assisted living or nursing home. Adults attend on a scheduled basis and receive services detailed in an individualized service plan.
Adult Day Health Services are similar programs to adult day care, however the providers offer health care services and activities to meet the needs of individual participants. These programs offer medically supervised services and require that a registered nurse be on staff 40 hours per week.