Does Medicaid pay for adult day care? In a word, Yes. However, a better question might be under what circumstances will Medicaid pay for adult day care and is my loved one eligible? To answer this question requires some background information about Medicaid. First, it is important to think of Medicaid not as a single program, but rather as a collection of many different programs. Not only does each state have their own rules with regards to Medicaid's benefits, but each state typically has several different Medicaid programs, all of which have their own policies for adult day care coverage.
Adult day care is a planned program offered in a group setting that provides services that improve or maintain health or functioning, and social activities for seniors and persons with disabilities. The services offered can vary but are designed to meet the needs of participants during the day, while allowing individuals to continue living with their families or in the community. Examples of services provided include physical and speech therapy, medication management, mental health services and support groups. Some day care programs may provide services for a specific population such as people with Alzheimer's disease. Adult day care centers generally operate during daytime hours, Monday through Friday. A meal is typically provided as part of the program.
This program offers: Structured activities and social programs, fitness and wellness programs, entertainment, personal care as needed, delicious hot meals and nutritious snacks, comfortable accommodations, transportation to doctor appointments by arrangement and flexible hours and schedules. A typical day starts out with a continental breakfast of muffins and pastries. While enjoying breakfast, we go over the current events of the day and just enjoy socializing.
Dayhaven allows the caregiver peace of mind while they are at work or doing daily activities and know their loved one is being taken care of in a safe, secure environment. With a team of professional, compassionate, friendly, and trained staff, Dayhaven offers the following:. Lunch is served at noon and after lunch, planned activities continue until loved ones are ready to head home.