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Raleigh Respite Care and Adult Day Care

Adult day care centers offer you peace of mind while you are at work or need to take a day off from caregiving. Your loved one will receive care rich in social activities in a comfortable atmosphere in Raleigh.

Services Provided in Raleigh at Adult Day Care and Respite Care Centers

Services provided at adult day care centers are common throughout the state. The type of care a center offers can be mainly social, medical, or specialized. The following is a list of activities commonly seen in Raleigh adult day care centers:

Activities for daily living (ADLs)

Arts and crafts

Cooking and baking

Board games and card games


Outdoor activities

Concerts and plays

Field trips

Physical therapy

Occupational therapy

Speech therapy

Music therapy

Respite care

Meals and snacks

Medication reminders

Social events

Guest speakers


To accommodate caregivers working full-time, the majority of adult day care centers are open Monday through Friday until 6PM or 7PM. The hours will vary depending on location as some programs are held within facilities. You can find adult day care programs held in community centers, schools, churches, and hospitals. Compare adult day care centers before choosing one and ask your family and friends for referrals.

Adult Day Care Providers

Raleigh offers almost a dozen adult day care centers in the city. Your family physician, neurologist, or therapist may recommend programs for your loved one’s condition. Centers, like Ruth Sheets Adult Day Care Center, provide intensive care and activities geared towards seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

You can find more listings, services, and other resources at the North Carolina Health and Human Services, Aging and Adult Services Division.

Below you will find a list of adult day care centers in the Raleigh area:

Total Life Center Adult Day Care Center on Departure Drive

Ruth Sheets Adult Day Care Center on W. Edenton Street

SarahCare Adult Day Care Center on Gateway Access Point

Southeastern Wake Adult Day Care Center on New Bern Avenue

Enhancement Center on New Bern Avenue

Managing Adult Day Care Costs

The cost of in-home care in Raleigh, according to the Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey for North Carolina, is $189 for an eight-hour day. Your loved one can attend an adult day care center for $53 per day on average, saving you well over $100 per day. Nursing home stays cost almost four times as much as an adult day care program.

If cost is a problem for you, consider asking the center if they base the rates on a sliding scale fee. If not, North Carolina’s Medicaid Program through a waiver will cover adult day care, if your loved one qualifies. You can seek assistance through the VA if your loved one is a veteran or surviving spouse. Long-term care insurance policies will cover adult day care and respite services.

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