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posted: March 31, 2006

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Timely Tip: Exploring Adult Day Care

Finding the right day care facility for your elderly loved one can be a daunting task. Sure, you want a strong staff, clean and safe facility, and a warm atmosphere for your elderly, but how can you really know what’s in store?

Experts say a facility tour for you and your loved one is essential, and they recommend asking a series of questions to help you gain comfort that your decision is the right one.

Here are some questions to ask when selecting a day care facility:

  1. What kinds of services are provided?
  2. What kinds of activities are offered?
  3. Is transportation provided?
  4. What about meals?
  5. What are the qualifications of the caregivers? Do they have experience with your loved one’s condition?
  6. What is the ratio of caregivers to clients? (One caregiver to three or four clients is a good number.)
  7. What are the hours of operation?
  8. What is the cost?
  9. Are they licensed or accredited by the state or any other organizations?
  10. Can they provide references? Can you talk to some clients and their families?
For a detailed look at adult day care, read our March 2006 feature article on Caregiver’s Home Companion entitled Understanding the Ins and Outs – Adult Day Care Becomes a Basic Senior Service.
-- Kelly Morris

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