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What choosing a day care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, what things should I keep in mind when I visit?

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When choosing a day care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, ask:

  • Is the staff friendly?
  • Does the center look and smell clean?
  • Is there a place for people to go when they’re sick?
  • What kind of licensing or credentials do the staff have?
  • Do volunteers help out?
  • What is the staff-to-client ratio? (Six clients per staff member is good.)
  • Can you look at a list of references?

SOURCES:

Eldercare Locator: "Adult Day Care."

Helpguide.org: "Adult Day Care Services."

National Caregivers Library: "What Is Adult Day Care?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Eldercare Locator: "Adult Day Care."

Helpguide.org: "Adult Day Care Services."

National Caregivers Library: "What Is Adult Day Care?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 17, 2018

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