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About Adult Day Services

Adult day services are a growing source of long-term care. More than 260,000 participants and family caregivers are serviced through more than 5,000 adult day services centers across the United States. Learn more


The National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) is the leading voice of the rapidly growing adult day services (ADS) sector and the national focal point for ADS providers. Our members include adult day center providers, state associations of providers, corporations, educators, students, retired workers and others interested in working to build better lives for adults in adult day programs every day. We are positively impacting the lives of participants, families, communities and our nation. Learn more

Historical Highlights

Adult day services centers have grown markedly since the first centers, as we know them today, opened in the United States in the 1950s. Given the demographics, we can expect the demand to increase beyond the estimated 5,000+ centers already operating in the United States. Learn more about the development of this burgeoning industry.

Opening a Center

Starting an adult day center is not an easy task. Keeping one going after it has been launched is filled with challenges, too. But for those of us who know from our own experiences what day services mean for impaired adults and their family caregivers, the results are well worth the time, money and effort. Learn more


Joining NADSA is one of the best business decisions you can make. You will benefit directly from NADSA’s educational and networking opportunities and members-only information, and your participation will enhance our effectiveness in representing the industry to government, the media, and other important audiences. Learn more