There are primarily 3 main types of adult day care centers: those that focus primarily on social interaction, those that provide medical care, and those who focus on Alzheimer’s care.
Many of these facilities are affiliated with other organizations, including home care agencies, skilled nursing facilities, medical centers, or other senior service providers.
While adult day care can be a great resource for caregivers, many refuse to consider this option. There can be resentment in participating in such a program. Many feel guilty at the thought of leaving their loved ones in another person’s care. When it works correctly, however, adult day care can improve the care recipient’s overall behaviour and provide the caregiver with much-needed time off. Often this type of care is flexible and catered to the needs of the client.