San Francisco is the home to more than 40 adult day care centers. These centers provide assistance with activities for daily living (ADLs), structured programs, meals and snacks, and a network of seniors to enrich your loved one’s life.
The majority of adult day care centers are open Monday through Friday until at least 5PM, although several do not close until 7PM. Within these operating hours, the center runs a structured program that can be based on social, medical, and/or specialized care.
The following is a list of activities for seniors at adult day care centers in San Francisco:
Occupational, physical, and speech therapy
Arts and crafts
Baking and cooking
Plays, theater, and concerts
Toileting and incontinence care
Meals and snacks
Various forms of exercise
The California Department of Aging can provide you with a list of referrals and other senior services throughout San Francisco and the state. Your physician or therapist may recommend specific adult day care programs based on your loved one’s condition, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Centers, like Irene Swindells Center for Adult Day Services, provide intensive supervision with cognitive activities and mental stimulation for seniors with mild to moderate memory loss.
You can find over three-dozen adult day care centers in the San Francisco area. Check with the centers along your commute to make dropping off and picking up your loved one easier. Some programs provide transportation assistance to seniors without a vehicle.
The following is a list of adult day care centers in the area:
Presentation Day Health Center on Ellis Street
Mission Creek Day Health Center on 4th Street
Golden State AD Day Health on La Playa Street
Circle of Friends ADHC Inc on Steiner Street
Managing senior care costs can be trying for both your loved one and your family. The good news is that adult day care center costs are much lower than traditional in-home care or nursing home stays. According to the Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey for California, the average daily rate for a nursing home stay using a private room is $480. In-home care for an eight-hour shift averages $224 per day.
The average daily rate for an adult day care center in San Francisco is $76.
Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program, does cover adult day care for low-income Californian seniors. The VA provides an additional pension to veterans and their surviving spouses to cover senior care. Your loved one can also use a long-term care insurance policy to cover adult day care costs or ask the center about sliding scale fees.
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