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Adult Day Health Care

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Adult Day Health Care

Adult Day Health Care is a program Veterans can go to during the day for social activities, peer support, companionship, and recreation.

The program is for Veterans who need skilled services, case management and help with activities of daily living. Examples include help with bathing, dressing, fixing meals or taking medicines. This program is also for Veterans who are isolated or their caregiver is experiencing burden. Adult Day Health Care can be used in combination with other Home and Community Based Services.

Health services such as care from nurses, therapists, social workers, and others may also be available. Adult Day Health Care can provide respite care for a family caregiver and can also help Veterans and their caregiver gain skills to manage the Veteran's care at home.

The program may be provided at VA medical centers, State Veterans Homes, or community organizations. For a list of State Veterans Homes locations, visit the National Association of State Veterans Homes. You can also use the Locate Services page, found on the left navigation menu, to help you find Adult Day Health Care programs.

Video about Adult Day Health Care

“If you can get in, do it!” Hear what elderly Veterans think about the program and see them engaging in Adult Day Health Care activities. Listen to health care staff discuss the benefits of the program.