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Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline 
1-800-272-3900 
TDD: 1-866-403-3073 

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What is Adult Day Care?

Adult Day Care Centers are designed to provide care and companionship for seniors who need assistance or supervision during the day. The program offers relief to family members or caregivers and allows them the freedom to go to work, handle personal business or just relax while knowing their relative is well cared for and safe.

The goals of the programs are to delay or prevent institutionalization by providing alternative care, to enhance self-esteem and to encourage socialization. There are two types of adult day care: adult social day care and adult day health care. Adult social day care provides social activities, meals, recreation and some health-related services. Adult day health care offers more intensive health, therapeutic and social services for individuals with severe medical problems and those at risk of requiring nursing home care.

The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services. 


Adult Day Services provide health, social and therapeutic activities in a safe and supportive group environment for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia impairments. They also offer caregivers respite from the demanding responsibilities of caregiving. Adult day services centers generally operate during normal business hours five days a week. Although each facility may differ in terms of features, these general services are offered by most adult day centers; 

  • Interaction with other participants in planned activities appropriate for their conditions. Activities may include art projects, gardening, reminiscence groups, bingo and trivia games. Social activities
  • Transportation—door-to-door service
  • Meals and snacks—participants are provided with meals and snacks, those with special dietary needs are offered special meals
  • Personal care—help with games. Social, grooming, eating and other personal activities of daily living
  • Therapeutic activities—exercise and mental interaction for all participants. 

In general, there are three types of adult day centers:

  • Social ~provides meals, recreation and some health-related services
  • Medical/Health ~provides social activities as well as more intensive health and therapeutic services 
  • Specialized ~provides services only to specific care recipients, such as those with diagnosed dementia's or developmental disabilities. 

Caregivers typically select the type of center a recipient attends based on the care needed.

Facilities Serving Monroe County Senior Residents

The Alzheimer’s Association
Northwest Ohio Chapter

2500 North Reynolds Road
Toledo, OH 43615-2820   
419-537-1999 
            Frenchtown Friendship Club
Frenchtown Senior Citizens Center

2786 Vivian Road
Monroe, MI 48162
734-243-6210  

The National Adult Day Services Association is a good source for general information about adult day care centers and programs. They can help you link to a state adult day care association. It can be reached by calling the toll-free telephone number 1-877-745-1440
 

MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® (MASR)
 is a nationwide wanderer's safety program created by the Alzheimer's Association that assists in the safe and timely return of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia s who wander and become lost, or have a medical emergency. For more information, please call 1-800-432-5378.

***Please Note***

These links and listings are meant to be a resource guide for those looking for resources in our community. 
This list is not all inclusive of those resources available in our community.

The Monroe County Commission on Aging makes no specific endorsement of these listings, links or services. 
Please feel free to contact our office with any changes or corrections.

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