Providing daytime care for patients who have minimal personal care needs and have family caregivers who are able to provide care only at night.
Adult day care offers a range of supportive and social services. Most centers provide recreation, socialization, meals, personal care, and transportation.
Some centers offer specialized programs, such as dementia programs and incontinence programs.
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