NADSA advances the national development, recognition and use of adult day services. They provide a coordinated program of professional and compassionate supervised services for adults in a safe place outside the home during the day. The services also afford caregivers a break from the demanding responsibilities of caregiving.
Adult day care centers serve as an emerging provider of transitional care and short-term rehabilitation following hospital discharge. As a preferred platform for chronic disease management, adult day centers are an interactive, safe and secure environment for participants requiring supervised daily care. While nearly half of all participants nationally have some level of dementia, other common chronic diseases among participants include chronic hypertension, physical disability, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental illness and developmental disability. Adult day services provide a reliable source of support, restore balance in times of crisis, and enhance overall quality of life for caregivers.