Many people prefer to remain living at home for as long as possible, provided their health care needs are met. However, physical health may not be their only concern. Supporting vibrant mental and social health is key to overall well-being. This can include socializing with friends, getting out into the community and enjoying new activities.
Adult day programs provide a partial or full day of programming, outside the home, for frail older people who are living alone in the community, including those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. As well, some programs are designed for adults with physical disabilities or those recovering from stroke or brain injury.
Benefits for all
Participants benefit from recreational and social activities, meals, personal care and basic health care services that are tailored to their special needs. These day programs provide an opportunity for friendship, wellness and therapy, and an important break for caregivers.
You may be eligible to attend an adult day program if you:
- Live at home (not in an institution)
- Are having difficulty with daily living activities
- Would benefit from a small group in a social, recreational and supportive atmosphere
- Have a cognitive disability and are able to cope within a more generic program
Find out more
If you are interested in finding out more about adult day programs, your Care Coordinator can connect you to what is available in your community.
If you are not yet connected with us, simply get in touch with your local Home and Community Care Support Services. Individuals can refer a family member, a friend, or even themselves.
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