Why Adult Day Health Care?

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If you are searching for help caring for a loved one, this unique program may be the help you need. Have peace of mind knowing that your mother, father or other loved one is in a safe, fun and engaging environment during the day, supported by a team of highly trained staff.

What Is Adult Day Health Care (ADHC)?

Administered by the Fairfax County Health Department, ADHC operates centers in Fairfax County for individuals who need support during the day due to physical and/or cognitive impairments, including all types of dementia. The centers are open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and a snack is provided and door-to-door transportation by Fastran is available. Fees are based on a daily sliding fee scale ($16 - $109 per day).

The Benefits of Adult Day Health Care

93% of family caregivers who responded to the annual satisfaction survey stated that their loved one had benefited from the program, including:

  • Improved general mood.
  • Improved sleep habits.
  • Improved health status.
  • Enhanced alertness and interest in daily life.

Caregivers also benefit. Research also shows ADHC participants' caregivers experience reduced stress levels when their loved one is enrolled in ADHC. Read about the research study PDF icon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Caregiver's Quote: "My mom looks forward to getting dressed each morning. She loves the dancing, singing and mingling with her friends there. The staff is supportive and caring."

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