Senior Citizen's Guide to Metro Detroit Spring/Summer Edition 2017 - page 32

• Contact your local Area Agen-
cy on Aging (800-677-1116)
• Contact your state’s Adult Day
Services Association
• Ask at a local senior center or
organization serving persons
with developmental disabilities
(as applicable)
• Use a search engine to locate
a center and review center
Step 3 – Make an appoint-
ment to visit the center(s)
Step 4 – Know what to ask
during your visit
• Print out NADSA’s site visit
checklist beforehand – see
Step 5 – Check references
• Talk to two or three people
who have used the center you
are considering. Ask for their
Step 6 – Try it out
• Select a day center and give it
a try for a few days.
• Keep in mind that it often
takes several visits for a new
participant to feel comfortable
in a new setting and routine.
Staff may have suggestions for
making the transition easier
both at home and at the center.
Step 7 – Take care of yourself
• Relax knowing your loved one
is being well cared for. Always
feel free to check in with the
center and ask questions. They
are there to help you!
Article from the National
Association of Adult Day Services,
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