Adult Day Services: A Key Community Service for Older Adults
JUL 2006 | U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP) | REPORT by Janet O'Keeffe and Kristin Siebenaler
Adult day health services are part of the continuum of both health and long-term care services. In the states we visited, ADS providers are furnishing preventive care, health monitoring, and skilled nursing services to individuals with chronic illnesses and physical and cognitive impairments. Some providers are also serving adults under age 65, depending on regulatory requirements and the funding streams for this population.