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Rochester Respite Care and Adult Day Care

Adult day care centers in Rochester are an affordable option in senior care. Your loved one can attend full time during the workweek or on occasion for respite care. With so many activities available, seniors should leave feeling enriched and fulfilled.

Adult Day Care and Respite Care Centers in Rochester

Adult day care centers in Rochester provide structured programs as well as assistance with activities for daily living (ADLs). These ADLs include dressing, grooming, toileting, and incontinence care. Centers that focus on medical and/or specific conditions also offer physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

You can expect the following activities and services at an adult day care center:

Hot meals and snacks

Medication reminders

Nutrition counseling

Music therapy


Card and board games

Arts and crafts

Baking and cooking

Respite care

Field trips

Concerts and plays

Guest speakers

Movies and entertainment

Social events


You can find adult day care programs open during the workweek, Monday through Friday. Operating hours will vary depending on location. Programs housed within another facility such as a school, church, or community center may close at 5PM or 6PM. Stand-alone centers may stay open later or have weekend hours.

Adult Day Care Providers in Rochester

There are more than a dozen adult day care centers in Rochester. If your loved one suffers from mild to moderate memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease, your physician may recommend a specialized program like Unity Adult Day Services at St. Bernard’s. This type of center provides a safe and secure environment with activities to help maintain cognitive functioning and physical well-being for as long as possible.

Below is a list of adult day care centers in the Rochester area:

St. Ann’s Home on Portland Avenue

Adult Day Care at Plymouth on S. Plymouth Avenue

Unity Adult Day Services on Lake Avenue

ElderONE on N. Park Drive

Jewish Senior Life Adult Day Care on S. Winton Road

Marian’s House on S. Clinton Avenue

The New York State Office for the Aging can provide you with additional resources. You can call the Monroe County office at (585) 753-6280.

Managing the Cost of Adult Day Care

If you are concerned about the cost of adult day care, you may be surprised to learn the option costs less than nursing home care or in-home care. A private room in a nursing home averages $370 per day. In-home care for an entire workday is $200 on average. According to the Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey for New York, the median daily rate for an adult day care center in Rochester is $85.

Long-term insurance care policies will cover adult day care and respite services. If a loved one is considered at a low-income status, then he or she can apply for New York’s Medicaid Program. The VA also provides a benefit to eligible veterans and their spouses to cover adult day care. You may want to contact the New York State Office for the Aging about additional assistance and resources.

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