Almost 80% of centers have professional nursing staff and about 50% have a social worker and physical, occupational, or speech therapy
Direct care worker-to-participant ratio is 1:6
Over 80% of participants attend full days and 46% attend five days per week
Centers are serving populations with higher levels of physical disability and chronic disease
ADS centers are leaders in providing care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
Approximately 90% provide cognitive stimulation programs
Most centers provide caregiver support including educational programs (70%) and caregiver support groups (58%)
Researchers from The Ohio State University College of Social Work collected and analyzed data from a Web-based or duplicate printed survey (depending on respondent) of 557 Adult Day Services centers, which represented a 40% return from a randomly selected group of 1,518 Adult Day Services centers. Surveys were predominantly completed by center administrators.