Adult Day Programs
1. Target Population
- Medicaid eligible seniors and adults with disabilities who are isolated or who cannot manage independently. Eligibility is based on a determination that such services will prevent a nursing home placement.
2. Services Provided
- Social activities and assistance with activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing and dressing provided during the daytime hours Monday through Friday on a regularly scheduled basis at an adult day services center. If two-thirds of the facility's client population have any of the following diagnoses - Alzheimer's and related disorders, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, chronic mental illness, developmental disabilities, or stroke victims who need intensive rehabilitation - the facility may apply for designation as a specialized adult day center.
3. Licensed Staff Routinely Onsite
- In general, the regulations do not require licensed staff. Specialized adult day centers must have a nurse or a certified nurse aide on duty at all times. Adult day programs that can provide services to people with brain injuries must receive specific training in caring for this population; have cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training; and be trained in and demonstrate competency in seizure prophylaxis and control.