According to National Adult Day Services Association ( NADSA ), there are over 3,500 adult day care centers currently operating in the United States—and that number is rapidly climbing with the mushrooming retiree population. Adult day care, a long-term care option, is structured around participants’ social needs, and typically offers assistance and support including meals, activities, exercise and transportation. The benefits of adult day care programs are numerous—caregiver respite, daily socialization with peers, integration into the community, avoiding premature institutionalization and providing affordable senior help. Most funding for adult day services is generated from participant fees, city government agencies and charitable sources.
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