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What is adult day care for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease?

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These programs offer safe places for older adults to socialize, join in activities, and get medical or rehab services. Some centers serve a range of clients, and others focus on specific disorders such as Alzheimer's.

Your loved one can go to day care in the day and come home for the night. For many families, the programs give caregivers a break while helping their loved ones stay in their homes and keep some of their independence for as long as possible.

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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