Adult Day Care Centers provide supervised activities and social contacts to those older adults who require more support than can be provided at a Senior Community Center. This service provides a respite for caregivers, enabling them to work outside of the home or to just take a break from the daily rigors of 24-hour caregiving.
Services such as socialization, recreation, nutrition, transportation, supervision, basic personal care, reality orientation, and self-help training can be found in the Adult Day Care Centers. A care manager with the York County Area Agency on Aging (YCAAA) must complete an assessment of the individual's medical, physical, and emotional needs to authorize this service.
Services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on income. Staff members of the Adult Day Care Centers are trained and qualified to work with frail, disabled elderly.
Eligibility for Adult Day Care
York County resident
60 years of age or older
Unable to care for their own personal needs or require 24-hour supervision due to mental or physical disabilities
Ambulatory or able to use a wheelchair or walker for mobility with assistance
Uncontrolled behavior problems cannot be managed in Adult Day Care
Able to withstand transportation for at least 1 half-hour or have caregivers be able to transport the participant 1 or both ways within the hours of operation.