Adult Day Services

Also known as adult day care or respite care, adult day services are community-based group programs designed to meet the needs of functionally and/or cognitively impaired adults. These facilities offer programs that provide a mixture of health, social and support service for older adults for periods less than 24 hours.

More Common Terms

  • Incontinence Total or partial loss of bowel or bladder control or functions.
  • Aging in Place A concept that advocates for allowing an individual to remain in his/her home and the community regardless of cognitive or functional impairments.
  • Conservator An individual or public or private agency appointed by a court to provide legal representation for an individual who can no longer manage his or her own affairs.

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