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

  • Disability Insurance A type of insurance coverage that compensates some percentage of a worker's total wages should they become sick and/or injured and therefore unable to work.
  • Ambulatory Aids Devices that help individuals move safely and independently. These include walkers, crutches, canes, scooters and wheelchairs.
  • Geriatrician A medical specialist who treats older adults. These are generally internal medicine or family practice physicians who have completed additional training and certification.

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