Adult Day Services provide a safe, structured and engaging day program for adults. Many programs have clinical components including nursing services and skilled rehabilitative therapy. These are called Adult Day Health programs.
Below are some pieces of research that show the multiple benefits of Adult Day programs:
In Rhode Island, individuals with multiple chronic conditions and/or Alzheimer’s attending adult day health programs were tracked for a six-month period. For those attending the adult day programs as well as receiving home-based services such as home health care, data showed that hospitalization rates declined by 48 percent, from 27.5% to 14.3%.
A nation-wide study of PACE programs (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) found that “The day center is a focal point for the provision of preventative and restorative services… Findings suggest that [PACE] programs with high hospital use may do well to examine and adjust the intensity of day center care. Greater focus on care provision in this setting may enhance care coordination and lead to reductions in hospitalizations, better outcomes and cost savings.”
Parma Community Hospital in Ohio has piloted the use of an adult day health center with its rehabilitative programs as a way to help individuals successfully make the transition from hospital to home. This adult day health program demonstrated a re-hospitalization rate of only 6.7% compared to a rate of over 19% for a control group using the typical post-discharge regimen of skilled nursing facility or home health.
Over a 22 month period, vulnerable older adults living in adult family homes in Washington attended adult day health program and participated in an exercise program called the Safety and Health Improvement Project (SHIP). Over the nearly two-year period, participants were tracked for 32 health and functional outcomes.
Ninety three percent (93%) of study participants either improved or maintained their health and function over that period of time with a per capita cost savings of 63%.
Posted March 18th
Are you familiar with NADSA?
The “National Voice” for the Adult Day Service Community
Visit www.NADSA.org for the latest information.
Nikkei Concerns of Seattle share the Kokoro Kai Adult Day “experience”…. video
June/July LeadingAge Magazine article Adult Day Services Fill in the Gaps
Adult Day Member Locations
Kline Galland Polack Adult Day Center, Seattle * (206) 448-5767
Cascade Park Active Day Tacoma * (253) 627-9990
CMD Adult Day Services Vancouver * (360) 896-9695
Elder and Adult Day Services Bellevue * (425) 867-1799
Elder and Adult Day Services Bremerton * (360) 377-9810
Elder and Adult Day Services Des Moines * (206) 592-1211
- North Seattle Adult Day Health Center * (206) 528-5315
- Snohomish Co. Adult Day Health Center * (425) 355-1313
- South King Co. Adult Day Health Center * (206) 528-5315
- South Seattle Adult Day Health Center * (206) 528-5315
Legacy House, Adult Day Care Seattle * (206) 292-5184
Mt. Si Senior Center North Bend * (425) 888-3434
MultiCare Adult Day Health Center Tacoma * (253) 459-7222
Kokoro Kai Seattle * (206) 726-6474
Northshore Adult Day Center Bothell * (425) 488-4821
Providence Adult Day Health Spokane * (509) 482-2475
Puyallup Tribe of Indians – Elder Service & Wellness Center, Tacoma * (253) 680-5483
Trios Adult Day Services, Kennewick (509) 586-5731
Vashon Community Care Vashon * (206) 567-4421
Volunteers of America, Western WA Everett * (888) 226-5459
The Voices of Adult Day Services
For additional information or considering an Adult Day Center, contact LeighBeth Merrick * Office: (253) 964-8870 * lmerrick@LeadingAgeWa.org