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Adult Day Service

Adult Day Service is designed especially for older people who want to remain in the community but who cannot be home alone during the day due to a physical, social and/or mental impairment. Adult day service also provides respite for family caregivers, especially those who are employed outside the home, and socialization for isolated adults. Services offered in adult day service centers include health monitoring, medication supervision, personal care and recreational/therapeutic activities. Nutritious lunches and snacks are served and special diets are provided. 


Several centers may specialize in providing care to clients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders while others target specific ethnic populations.

NOTE: Adult Day Service Centers under the Community Care Programs may apply for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

Federal Settings Requirements - Per federal HCBS Waiver regulations, (CFR, 441.301(5)), settings that are not Home and Community-Based include nursing facilities, an institution for mental diseases; and intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities; a hospital, and any other settings that have qualities of an institutional setting. Any setting that is located in a building that is also a publicly or privately operated facility that provides inpatient institutional treatment, or in a building on the grounds of, or immediately adjacent to, a public institution, or any other setting that has the effect of isolating individuals receiving Medicaid HCBS from the broader community of individuals not receiving Medicaid HCBS will be presumed to be a setting that has the qualities of an institution. See the attached pdf for more information on Federal Person-Centered Planning and Settings Requirements.

Mandatory Background Checks: All adult day service providers are mandated to follow the requirements of Public Act 91-0598. No Adult Day Service provider shall knowingly hire any individual or retain an employee in an adult day service who has been convicted of committing or attempting to commit any of the crimes under the Criminal Code of 1961. The provider must initiate, on each applicant's behalf, a Non-Fingerprint Criminal History Check upon a conditional offer of employment.


To locate an Adult Day Service Center in your area, use the Service Locator or contact the Senior Helpline.

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Senior Companion Services may possibly be provided in conjunction with Adult Day Services.