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

  • Physical Therapy Physician-prescribed services to improve movement, muscle control, flexibility and range of motion and reduce or prevent physical disability.
  • Transferring The ability to move in or out of a chair, bed or wheelchair. This is one of the activities of daily living.
  • Incontinence Total or partial loss of bowel or bladder control or functions.

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