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ADULT
DAY
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An adult day care center, also commonly known
as adult day services, is a non-residential
facility providing activities for elderly
and/or handicapped individuals. Most centers
operate 10 12 hours per day and provide
meals, social/recreational outings, and general
supervision. Adult daycare centers operate under
a social model and/or a health care model.

Daycare centers may focus on providing care only
for persons with Alzheimer's and related dementias
or their services may be available for any disabled
adult. Some daycare centers maintain a nurse on-site.
Occasionally, there will be a small room devoted to
clients to have vital signs checked, etc. by a
medical assistant/nurse when needed. They may also
provide transportation and personal care as well as
counseling for caretakers.

Participation in adult day care often prevents
re-hospitalizations and may delay admission to
residential long term care. For participants who
would otherwise stay at home alone, the social
stimulation and recreational activities may improve
or maintain physical and cognitive function. For
caregivers, adult day care centers provide respite
care, enabling caregivers to work or to have a break
from their caregiving responsibilities.



Adult daycare center
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adult_daycare_center


ELDERLY CARE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elderly_care



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HOW
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ADULT
DAY
CARE




The National Adult Day Services Association
estimates about 4,000 adult daycare services
across the nation. And with the large aging
population, there's an anticipated shortage
of these types of services.

An adult daycare business is responsible for
providing a nurturing environment for citizens,
giving the permanent caregiver a break, or
allowing for work outside the home.

These facilities care for both the disabled and
aging population. But to start an adult daycare,
you must be licensed with your state, purchase
the necessary insurance policies and set your
pricing structure. Here's a guide to starting
an adult daycare.



Instructions


1. Contact your state about licensing requirements.

The first step in starting an adult daycare
business is contacting the state licensing
board about requirements. This may include
passing an exam, completing a lengthy
application and pass an inspection of your
daycare building.



2. Purchase an insurance policy for your business.

You will need liability protection for your adult
daycare business. Your current insurance carrier
may offer a policy as an extension of your
homeowner's policy, or you may need to purchase
an entirely new policy. For a list of accredited
insurance carriers, check with your state
licensing board.



3. Plan entertainment for your adult patients.

As an adult daycare provider, it's important to
provide activities such as games, art, music and
movie hours to keep your patients engaged. This
will also put family members at ease that their
loved ones are happy while in your care.



4. Determine your pricing structure.

The fees adult daycare providers charge vary greatly
by stat,; but general pricing is about $60 to $150
per day. Shop local daycare centers to get an idea
of what the pricing structure is like in your area.



5. Consider hiring staff for your daycare service.

When first launching the business, you may not need
additional staff. But as your business grows, you may
need to hire employees to attend to the individuals
you serve. Make sure to hire employees who are
certified with the state as certified healthcare
workers.



Tips & Warnings


Don't forget to check with your state about how
many citizens you can serve. States are very
strict about how many individuals an adult daycare
business can serve. This is typically determined
by the size of your facility and number of staff
you have.

Be prepared to pass a criminal background check.
You may be required to consent to a criminal
background check before becoming certified. Some
states don't allow individuals convicted of
felonies to operate this type of business.



How to Start an Adult Daycare
http://www.ehow.com/how_4809672_start-adult-daycare.html



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ADULT
DAY
CARE
STANDARDS




Adults seeking appropriate care or assistance
with medical conditions or disabilities that
don't require constant physician monitoring
may consider an adult day care facility. Adult
day care services include routine health
monitoring, general therapeutic activities,
personal care services, supervision, and
protection for those needing it for their own
safety.



Participant Thresholds

Though guidelines vary from state to state, the
maximum number of participants served by an adult
day care facility is generally limited between
three and five individuals before state licensure
or certification is required. States vary more
with regard to the maximum hours of service
providers may render within a 24-hour period.



Who Can Be Served

Adult day care providers should meet the needs
of each participant they accept. Skilled nurses
and personal care attendants serve those who
require counseling, health education, personal
care, medication administration and physical
rehabilitation. People who are functionally
impaired without being homebound, yet require
non-continuous supervision, often utilize adult
day care services.



Safety Measures

To prevent slipping, adult day care facilities
should have stair treads and sturdy handrails
on all staircases. Adequate lighting should
illuminate all stairways, ramps and porches.
Floor surfaces should be non-abrasive, slip-
resistant and highly durable, especially in
high traffic areas; rugs covering hard-finished
floors should possess a non-skid backing.



Adult Daycare Standards
http://www.ehow.com/facts_7383121_adult-daycare-standards.html#ixzz1uJPvwcK5



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ADULT
DAY
CARE
CENTERS
LINKS




Adult Day Care
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ocptmpl.asp?url=/content/ocp/consumer/adult_daycare.asp

Adult Day Care
http://www.eldercare.gov/.../Factsheets/Adult_?Day_Care.aspx

Adult Day Care
http://seniorhealth.about.com/od/eldercare/a/day_care.htm

Adult Day Care Centers
http://www.helpguide.org/elder/adult_day_care_?centers.htm

Consumer Dangers
http://www.consumerdangers.com/

Generations Day Care
http://www.generationsdaycare.org

National Adult Day Services Association
http://www.nadsa.org

Nursing Home Abuse Guide
http://nursinghomeabuseguide.com/

Nursing Home Abuse Support
http://nursinghomeabusesupport.com/

Sample Adult Day Care Business Plan
http://businessplans.fimark.net/sample_business_plan_adult-day-care.html

What Is Adult Day Care?
http://www.caregiverslibrary.org/caregivers-resources/grp-caring-for-yourself/hsgrp-support-systems/what-is-adult-day-care-article.aspx



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