According to the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA), more than 150,000 Americans have made a well-informed choice in long term care, by selecting adult day health services for themselves or a loved one. As a result, there are over 4,000 licensed adult day cares bustling with activity to prove it. Despite a downturned economy, rising health care costs and numerous state budget cuts restricting Medicaid funding, adult day health services, like those offered at Active Day of Lexington, continue to be the fastest –growing segment in the community-based care market.
Adult day services are designed to meet the needs of adults with functional or cognitive impairments through an individual plan of care. As more families decide to keep their loved ones at home, adult day care centers have become the most cost effective and beneficial respite service for caregivers. In honor of Adult Day Services Week, September 19-25, 2010, adult day cares across the nation will host special events and activities that educate the public about their services and entertain healthcare professionals, clients and their families.
“Some of our centers serve the senior population and others focus on young adults with disabilities,” said Peter Harris, CEO of Active Day, one of the nation’s largest networks of medical adult day cares. “They are all designed to provide quality care for our clients and serve that particular community’s needs.”
Medical model adult day cares, like Active Day provide health services, meals, transportation and therapeutic activities in a safe and structured environment. For more information on the benefits and services of adult day care or to learn more about Adult Day Services Week, contact the Active Day Center nearest you or go to www.activeday.com.