Senior Citizen's Guide to Metro Detroit

Boomers Resource Guide • Summer/Spring 2017 29 Choosing an Adult Day Center Adult day centers provide a planned program that includes a variety of health, social and support services in a protective setting dur- ing daytime hours. Below are some suggestions for choosing the right adult day center for you or your loved one. Step 1 – Determine your needs What specific services are im- portant to the person using the center? • A safe, secure environment? • Social activities? • Assistance with daily living skills – walking, eating, taking medications, bathing? • Therapies – physical, speech, occupational, nursing? • Health monitoring – blood pressure, blood sugar levels, food/liquid intake, weight? • Nutritious meals and/or snacks? Special diet? • Exercise programming? • Specialized care such as de- mentia care or TBI care? What do you, the caregiver need? • Occasional free time? • Coverage while working? • Transportation for your loved one? • Assistance in planning care? Step 2 – Locate an adult day center • View centers in NADSA’s database by county or search by zip code