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This article is provided by the National Care Planning Council. Each article below was written to help families recognize the need for long term care planning and to help implement that planning. All aging people, regardless of current health, should have a long term care plan.
September 4, 2023
Other terms used for this type of care are: Adult day care, adult day centers, adult day care center, adult day health, adult day services, adult day health services, adult day residential care and medical adult day care services.
Adult day care services have been around for about 30 years. According to the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) there are more than 7,500 Adult Day Services centers across the United States, Adult Day Services and adult day health care are a growing source of long-term care. Adult day programs serve as an emerging provider of transitional care and short-term rehabilitation following hospital discharge.
Let's talk a little bit about what adult day care is and then try and figure out why it is not being used more.
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Article Archive, view previous Eldercare Articles
2023 June 5 - Decreasing the Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer's
2023 April 3 - Understanding Aging and Dehydration
2023 Jan 1 - Dealing with Over Medicating
2022 Sept 5 - Dealing with COPD
2022 May 2 - Finding the Right Nursing Home
2021 Aug 9 - When Should the Elderly Give Up their Driver's License?
2021 May 7 - How do Shingles Affect the Elderly and the Immunocompromised?
2021 April 14 - The Cancer You Can See – Skin Cancer
2021 March 31 - Choosing the Right Cemetery
2021 January 27 - Understanding Sundowners Syndrome
2020 November 13 - Strategies for Successful Aging
2020 July 27 - Diabetes in Elderly Adults – Symptoms, Signs, and Health
2020 May 20 - Heart Disease and Its Impact on the Elderly
2020 March 21 - Helping Seniors Cope with COVID-19
2019 November 12 - Facing the Realities and Adversities of Aging
2019 October 29 - Does Long Term Care Insurance Really Work?
2019 October 15 - Dealing with the Challenges of Aging
2019 October 1 - What is the Greatest Risk for Retired Seniors?
2019 September 10 - 3 Reasons to Take Social Security at Age 62
2019 August 20 - What Is Survivors Pension with Aid and Attendance?
2019 August 6 - Relocation and Downsizing Specialists Who Serve the Senior Market
2019 August 6 - What Is the Difference between Conservatorship and Guardianship?
2019 July 23 - How Can You Get Money Out of Life Insurance Without Dying?
2019 April 2 - Government Pays for Only about 16% of Long Term Care
2019 February 26 - What Are the Medical Care Decisions Prior to Death?
2018 November 5 - Why Do You Need to Review and Update Your Beneficiary Arrangements?
2018 August 14 - Some Ideas on How to Avoid Probate
2018 July 20 - Elder Mediation Services
2018 June 20 - Financial Abuse of Senior Citizens
2018 May 14 - Common Strategies to Protect the Home from Medicaid Recovery
2018 May 9 - Will Medicaid Take Away Your Home?
2018 April 17 - The Value of Life Insurance for the Final Years
2018 March 13 - Understanding Powers of Attorney
2018 February 18 - Elder Law and Estate Planning Advice
2018 January 5 - Why should I use an Elder Law Attorney?
The National Care Planning Council (NCPC) has been publishing monthly articles on Eldercare, Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Benefits for Seniors, and Long Term Care since 2006. To access these articles please visit the NCPC's Planning for Eldercare Articles page.
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