Cleveland offers seniors dozens of adult day care programs to provide care, social engagement, and medical services so your loved one can remain at home longer. The affordable rates and convenience make adult day care centers an efficient choice.
Adult day care programs are typically open during the workweek to accommodate caregivers and family members that work full-time. The centers may operate Monday through Friday from 8AM until 6PM. Operating hours will vary across locations.
Adult day care programs employ staff to remind seniors to take their medication and stay hydrated. You can expect the staff to assist your loved one with activities for daily living (ADLs) like dressing, toileting, and incontinence care.
The centers follow a structured program in a comfortable and safe environment. The following is a list of activities common in adult day centers across the state:
Arts and crafts Baking and cooking Concerts and plays Social events Trips to museums and libraries Board games and card games Hot meals and snacks Respite care Guest speakers Exercises Music therapy Physical therapy Occupational therapy Speech therapy Transportation to and from the center
Cleveland is home to close to two-dozen adult day care centers. Unless an adult day care program offers transportation to and from the center, consider choosing a program near your home or workplace.
The Ohio Department of Aging hosts an Aging and Disability Resource Network that can assist you in finding adult day care centers, respite care programs, and additional resources.
The following is a list of adult day care programs in the Cleveland area:
Norah’s Adult Daycare on S. Green Road Rockport Elder Daycare on Center Ridge Road Cuyahoga County Senior Day Care on Kinsman Road McGregor PACE on Emery Road Our Father’s House Adult Day Center on Emery Road #309 St. Anthony’s Center on Euclid Avenue
The cost for adult day care services in the Cleveland and Elyria area is $56 per day on average, as reported by the Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey for Ohio. This amount is four and half times less than the cost of a nursing home stay in a private room. In-home care averages $160 per day which makes adult day care a more affordable solution to daily senior care or respite care.
Ohioan seniors needing assistance due to low income may qualify for the state’s Medicaid Program and its Home and Community-Based Service Waivers. These waivers cover adult day care for eligible participants. The VA offers the Aid and Attendance pension to vets and their spouses to cover care. Long-term care insurance policies may also cover adult day care in your area; if a loved one’s condition meets certain requirements.
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