Adult day care centers are an affordable alternative to nursing home care or in-home care. These programs in Indianapolis offer activities to keep your loved one engaged, mentally stimulated, and physically active.
Adult day centers offer more than just social events and activities. Seniors can receive occupational, physical, and speech therapy as well as respite care as needed. The following is a list of activities offered in adult day care centers:
Transportation Arts and crafts Baking and cooking Games (cards, board games, bingo, trivia) Outdoor activities Concerts and plays Field trips Activities for daily living (ADLs) Medication reminders Exercises Meals and snacks Nutrition counseling
Most adult day programs are offered Monday through Friday from 8AM to 6PM. The type of care your loved one needs can help you determine whether you need a program that focuses primarily on social, medical, and/or specialized care. Specialized care includes seniors with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease.
With over one dozen adult day care centers and programs in Indianapolis, you can find one that your loved one will enjoy attending, either on a regular basis or for respite care. Your family physician or therapist can refer other programs based on your loved one’s condition.
The Indiana Care Planning Council lists adult day care centers in the city as well as across the state. You can use their site to locate other eldercare services and caregiver resources. You can find more senior care resources at the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.
The following is a list of adult day care centers in Indianapolis:
Joy’s House Care and Community on Broad Ripple Avenue Stillwaters Adult Day Center on Shadeland Station SarahCare of Indianapolis on E. 96th Street Second Family Adult Day Center on Guion Road Southport Adult Day Center on Southview Drive
The Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey for Indiana reports that the daily median rate for an adult day care center in the Indianapolis, Carmel, and Anderson area is $70. The median daily rate at a nursing home in the city is $267 for a private room. An adult day care center is the most affordable choice and offers a wide range of activities.
Indiana’s Medicaid Program will cover adult day care in a licensed facility or center. The program will cover specialized care for Alzheimer’s disease patients or seniors suffering from dementia. To qualify, your loved one must fall under the financial guidelines.
The VA Aid and Attendance pension covers adult day care for veterans and their spouses. Long-term care insurance policies cover senior care including adult day care and respite care. The adult day care center you choose may offer rates based on a sliding scale fee, which could save your loved one money if they choose to regularly attend.
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