Adult Day Health Care
Adult day health care is a structured program of health and supportive services designed to meet the individual needs of adults who need medical monitoring, supervision, personal assistance and socialization. Participants attend The Community Family's (TCF) centers on a planned basis to receive the care they need. Some attend our programs for years, while others may attend for short-term support while transitioning back to their homes from hospitals or rehabs.
Adult day health care provides much-needed respite for caregivers who get relief from their caregiving responsibilities knowing that their loved one is safe and well cared for. Services provided include nursing care, activities, nutrition, social work and assistance with activities of daily living.
Adult day health services are designed for those who want to live independently in the community but have a health condition which needs regular monitoring. This is particularly true at our Everett center, which cares for individuals with a wide range of both physical and mental health diagnoses. Our Medford and Lowell centers are among the few specialized memory loss adult day health programs in the state. Participants at these centers often have additional health conditions as well.
TCF is the only non-profit provider in the state that owns three beautiful, modern, stand-alone adult day health centers. TCF differs from many providers because our exclusive focus is adult day health care. Over the last 10-15 years, TCF has made a significant investment to build or renovate all three of our centers, ensuring that we will continue to deliver the very best care well into the future.
Adult day health is filling a critical role in healthcare by providing high-quality yet affordable long-term care services in a community setting. The cost of adult day health services is significantly less than the cost of nursing home care, assisted living or in-home care. At The Community Family, adult day health services cost less than half of in-home or assisted living care and nearly 80% less than nursing home care
TCF is providing important services to some of the most vulnerable adults living in our communities. Without our expert care, many of our participants would be without the medical monitoring and social supports they need. Our services are vital in preventing individuals and families from falling through the cracks of the healthcare system and going without the care they need and deserve.
As the most cost-efficient way to provide high quality long-term care, adult day health is the best investment that society can make to ensure that elders and adults with disabilities will have future access to long-term care services.