Edward, who recently suffered a stroke, needs some care and supervision. He lives with his son and daughter-in-law, Milt and Sharon. Since Milt and Sharon both work, they need help caring for Edward during the day. Sharon drops Edward off at the adult day care center in the morning, while his son, Milt, picks him up after work in the evening. The center monitors Edward’s medications, provides a noon meal, some physical therapy, and social activities.
What is Adult Day Care?
Adult day care centers provide a variety of services, from health care to recreation. Centers are usually open during working hours and may stand alone or be located in senior centers, nursing facilities, religious organizations, hospitals or schools. Adult day care staff may monitor medications, provide hot meals and snacks, perform physical or occupational therapy, and social activities.
Transportation to and from the center may be provided. Currently, adult day care centers are licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. It is important to visit the center, talk with staff, and speak with other families who use the center to make sure that the center is able to meet your needs.
Who do I call for more information?
For more information, contact us, hospital, doctor, senior center, or public health department. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment can also provide a list of licensed facilities across the state. Their telephone number is 785-296-1240.