Adult Day Health CareExpand Content (accessible version)
- What is Adult Day Health Care?
- Am I eligible for Adult Day Health Care?
- What services can I get?
- How do I decide if this is right for me?
- What do Veterans and caregivers say?
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What is 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.
Adult Day Health Care is for Veterans who need skilled services, case management, and assistance with activities of daily living (e.g., bathing and getting dressed) or instrumental activities of daily living (e.g., fixing meals and taking medicines); 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.
Adult Day Health Care 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 Helpful Websites listed in the Guide to Long Term Care to locate Adult Day Health Care programs.