Adult Day Programs
Many people prefer to remain living at home for as long as possible, provided their health care needs are met. However, physical health is not the only concern for vulnerable people. 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 supervised programming in a community group setting, outside the home for adults who are living in the community, including those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and physical disabilities. Some programs are also designed for 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 offer respite for families and caregivers to avoid caregiver burden and enjoy a break.
You may be eligible to attend an adult day program if you meet the following, including:
- live at home are having difficulty with daily living activities
- would benefit from a small group, social, recreational and supportive atmosphere
- have a cognitive disability and are able to cope within a more generic program
- require services related to physical disability, chronic illness or condition, diminished functional and/or physical impairment, communication disability and social isolation
- 18 years of age or older
- Have a valid health card
- Do not pose a risk to self or others
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 office. Individuals can refer a family member, friend or even themselves.