• Background

Community Based Services

Community Based Services

Adult Day Services

Monroe County Commission on Aging
Serving Monroe County Seniors since 1973

COA Logo (2)

Adult Day Services

Adult day services is a professional care setting in which older adults,
adults living with dementia, or adults living with disabilities
receive individualized therapeutic, social, and health
services for some part of the day.
by: National Adult Day Services Association


Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline
1-800-272-3900 TDD: 1-866-403-3073 

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and masters-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families, and the public.

What is Adult Day Care?

Adult Day Care Centers are designed to provide care and companionship for seniors who need assistance or supervision during the day. The program offers relief to family members or caregivers and allows them the freedom to go to work, handle personal business, or just relax while knowing their relative is well cared for and safe.

The goals of the programs are to delay or prevent institutionalization by providing alternative care, to enhance self-esteem, and to encourage socialization. There are two types of adult day care: adult social daycare and adult day health care. Adult social day care provides social activities, meals, recreation, and some health-related services. Adult day health care offers more intensive health, therapeutic, and social services for individuals with severe medical problems and those at risk of requiring nursing home care.

National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) is the leading voice of the rapidly growing Adult Day Services (ADS) industry and the national focal point for ADS providers. Our members include adult day center providers, associations of providers, corporations, educators, students, retired workers, and others interested in working to build better lives for adults in adult day programs every day. We are positively impacting the lives of participants, families, communities, and our nation.

The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services. 

Adult Day Services provide health, social, and therapeutic activities in a safe and supportive group environment for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or other dementia impairments. They also offer caregivers respite from the demanding responsibilities of caregiving. Adult day services centers generally operate during normal business hours five days a week. Although each facility may differ in terms of features, these general services are offered by most adult day centers; 

  • Interaction with other participants in planned activities appropriate for their conditions. Activities may include art projects, gardening, reminiscence groups, bingo, and trivia games. Social activities
  • Transportation—door-to-door service
  • Meals and snacks—participants are provided with meals and snacks, those with special dietary needs are offered special meals
  • Personal care—help with games. Social, grooming, eating, and other personal activities of daily living
  • Therapeutic activities—exercise and mental interaction for all participants. 

In general, there are three types of adult day centers:

  • Social ~provides meals, recreation, and some health-related services
  • Medical/Health ~provides social activities as well as more intensive health and therapeutic services 
  • Specialized ~provides services only to specific care recipients, such as those with diagnosed dementia or developmental disabilities. 

Caregivers typically select the type of center a recipient attends based on the care needed.

Facilities Serving Monroe County Senior Residents

MemorLane Care Services
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
2500 North Reynolds Road

Toledo, OH 43615-2820   
   Frenchtown Friendship Club
Dementia Adult Day Service Program

2786 Vivian Road
Monroe, MI 48162

The National Adult Day Services Association is a good source for general information about adult day care centers and programs. They can help you link to a state adult daycare association. It can be reached by calling the toll-free telephone number 1-877-745-1440

MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® (MASR)
 is a nationwide wanderer's safety program created by the Alzheimer's Association that assists in the safe and timely return of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias who wander and become lost, or have a medical emergency. For more information, please call 1-800-432-5378.

***Please Note***

These links and listings are meant to be a resource guide for those looking for resources in our community. 
This list is not all-inclusive of those resources available in our community.

The Monroe County Commission on Aging makes no specific endorsement of these listings, links, or services. 
Please feel free to contact our office with any changes or corrections.

Thank you for visiting the Monroe County Commission on Aging website.