A Growing Source of Long-Term Community Care
September 13-19 is Adult Day Services Week. This special week has been celebrated annually since it was proclaimed on September 27, 1983, by former President Ronald Reagan. The week is set aside to raise awareness of the availability, accessibility and benefits of adult day programs.
Nationwide statistics show that:
- Adult Day Services are a preferred platform for chronic disease management.
- Adult day services centers serve as an emerging provider of transitional care and short-term rehabilitation following hospital discharge
- More than 260,000 participants and family caregivers are served. This is an increase of over 100,000, or 63%, since 2002
- There is an increase in Adult Day Services providing comprehensive skilled health, nursing, dietary, recreational, social work, and physical/occupational/speech therapy services.
- Adult Day Services are leaders in community-based care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
- Adult Day Services are an essential source of respite, education and support for family caregivers.
- The National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) has identified 5,685 day programs operating in the United States in 2014. This is a 24% increase since 2010.
Senior Services offers two different adult day programs, Seasons and Birchwood and both are critical components for long-term community care. They are also the only programs of their kind in Midland County. Senior Services joins the campaign to bring Adult Day Services into the spotlight.
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