Caring For Your Elders: Consider an Adult Day Care

What does an Adult Day Care Center Provide?

When you have an elderly adult in your family who can no longer live independently but doesn’t necessarily need 24-hour medical care, a great option is an adult day care center. These centers may sound like a babysitting service, but they are an engaging and interactive choice for elderly adults.

The biggest benefit, however, is seniors will be able to stay in the family home while still receiving the care and assistance they need through the majority of the day. Most programs are community-based and provide seniors with a safe and supervised alternative to living in an assisted facility right in your community.

Most centers provide a variety of recreational and social activities, which allow seniors to interact with peers, receive personal care and assistance with their daily living activities, as well as nutritional, health, and social services. Some daycare programs even provide health and therapeutic services for seniors with severe medical problems.

The cost of an adult day care program can be quite expensive but does vary depending on the program. In California, the average cost of adult daycare in 2015 was $1,495/month (weekdays only). Many programs do accept Medi-Cal and other sources of funding. If you have an elderly adult who has already qualified for Medi-Cal, the needs-based program will pay for all or a portion of the daycare center’s fees.

How to Qualify for Medi-Cal Today

If you are providing care for an elderly adult and struggling to balance your responsibilities with everything else taking place in your life (i.e your job outside of caregiving, your family, or friends) an adult daycare center could be a great option for both you and your senior. If you are interested in more information or need help qualifying for Medi-Cal, our expert attorneys can help walk you through the entire process. Give us a call at (800) 403-6078 to schedule a FREE consultation today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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