For support during the day, nothing compares to adult day programs. This daytime home away from home offers endless benefits for Elders when caregivers may not be available. When compared to traditional in-home support and long-term care living, there really is no comparison with value and support.

At many adult day programs, caregivers specialize in Elder Care programming, creating positive activities and social opportunities to enrich the lives of older adults and support those who may be experiencing memory loss. Many caregivers rely on adult day to care for their loved ones on a daily basis, while they are at work or for respite care when they need a day to run errands, attend an event or simply take time for themselves.

But how do the numbers compare to other forms of care and support?

Home Care and In-Home Support - $20 + per hour for non medical services of $170+ for a full day.

Traditional Long-Term Care/Nursing Home - $250 per day

Adult Day Programs - Average daily cost is $55-$65 per day

*Cost comparisons are based on 2010 national averages from the U.S. Department of of Health and Human Services.

Adult day programs, like those at Tabitha, not only provide value, but offer the social interaction that home health care does not but still allow Elders to remain living at-home, living as independently as possible, for as long as possible.

For guidance on whether your loved one could benefit from adult day, read more about Tabitha’s program, or visit the National Adult Day Services Association.