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Alabama Department of Senior Services

A RESOURCE FOR ALABAMA SENIORS WITH MEMORY LOSS AND THEIR CARE GIVERS

 

Adult Day Services

Medical and Social Models of Service

 

Adult day care bridges the gap between living alone and high levels of care. Adult day services may offer help for caregivers who are unable to watch their loved one during the day.  Adult day services provide safe and proper care.

 

There are at least two kinds of day care models, social and medical.  Social models of adult day services are designed to provide activities that will allow participants to use their cognitive, motor, language, and social skills.  Medical models of adult day services provide health and rehabilitation service, in addition to social interaction activities. The type of adult day services you seek may be determined by the level of care required.  Speak to a facility representative to determine if the fit is right for you and your loved one.

  • Is the facility safe and meet fire and health codes?
  • Is the atmosphere friendly (How do you feel when you walk in)?
  • Is the cost affordable?
  • Are appropriate activities planned each day?
  • Do days and times of service meet your needs?

On-line Resources

Contacts

  • Alabama Department of Senior Services: 1-334-242-5743
  • Eldercare Locator: 1-800-677-1116
  • Alabama Alzheimer’s Assoc.: 1-800-272-3900 for a local referral

 

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Alabama Department of Senior Service

201 Monroe St Suite 350, Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 1.800.AGE-LINE (243.5463)

Fax: 334.242.5594

Email: mail@adss.alabama.gov

Web: www.AlabamaAgeline.gov