Adult day health care centers provide the frail elderly with comprehensive medical treatment without requiring overnight care. Such day health centers can prevent or delay institutionalization. These programs are licensed by the California State Department of Health Services and are allowed to bill for services under MediCal. Age ranges vary.
VIP Adult Day Health Care Center*
1101 S. Grand St., Suites L & M
Santa Ana, 92705
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Provides comprehensive medical services and therapy to the frail elderly suffering from senile dementia and ambulatory limitations, and offers counseling to family members. Also licensed to administer prescribed medication. The center, affiliated with the Feedback Foundation and co-sponsored by St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange, has a full-time nurse and social worker and a psychiatrist on call.
St. Joseph's Hospital
Adult Day Health Center*
23565 Moulton Pkwy., Suite A
Laguna Hills, 92653
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. office hours
Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. center hours
An adult day health center specializing in restorative, maintenance and respite care for the frail elderly. Comprehensive physical, occupational and speech therapy, recreational activities and hot lunch. The program provides counseling services, resource information and free time for caregivers. Full-time nurse and social worker, psychologist on call.
Adult Day Health Care Center *
324 Avenida de la Estrella
San Clemente, 92672
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Low-cost comprehensive therapeutic, recreational, health and social services to adults with disabling physical and/or mental functioning problems. Supportive services for care providers are available. Transportation, hot lunch and two snacks are provided.
These adult day care centers offer supervised social and educational activities, rehabilitation services, family counseling and moderate health care services for elderly and frail persons unable to participate in regular senior citizen activities. The programs are licensed by California State Department of Social Services. Age ranges vary.
Anaheim Senior Day Care
250 E. Cypress St.
St. George Washington Community Center
Monday-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Provides activities for frail and handicapped seniors. Fees are based on sliding scale. Transportation limited.
Buena Park Senior Day Care
8150 Knott Ave.
Buena Park, 90620
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. extended care
Recreational, health and social services, hot lunches and limited transportation are provided for frail adults. Donations are requested for services. Extended day care services are provided on a fee basis only.
Garden Grove Adult Day Care Center
12741 Main St.
Garden Grove, 92640
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Professional supervised care for the elderly with activities ranging from educational classes, counseling, exercises, outings to hot meals. Program cost on a donation basis. Transportation provided to center.
Harbor Area Adult Day Care Center
661 W. Hamilton St.
Costa Mesa, 92627
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The program, an Alzheimer Day Care Resource Center operated by the South Coast Institute for Applied Gerontology for the Department of Aging, offers supervised classes in crafts, dance, music appreciation, cooking and exercising, outings and picnics. Center also has a registered nurse on staff.
Adult Day Care Center
18685 Santa Ynez
(at the Harper School)
Fountain Valley, 92708
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
(Alzheimer Day Care Resource Center operated by the South Coast Institute for Applied Gerontology for the Department of Aging.)
Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California (RIO)
1800 E. La Veta
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Based on physician's referral provides comprehensive rehabilitation (social, speech, occupational, physical and recreational) therapy and a resocialization program for handicapped seniors afflicted with Alzheimer's or related disorders.
Saddleback Valley YMCA
Adult Day Care
Mission Viejo, 92691
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Offers reality orientation, blood pressure check-ups, nature walks and classes in cooking, exercising, sing-along and current events for the frail elderly and memory-impaired. The day care center is also licensed to administer medication.
Southwest Fullerton YMCA Day Care
1414 S. Brookhurst Rd.
Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Offers wide range of adult day care services including two meals, free transportation, entertainment, leisure activities and medical assistance for seniors.
Laguna Irvine Adult Day Care
22772 Centre Dr.
El Toro, 92630
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Personal hygiene and bathing, recreational and educational activities, physical exercises, entertainment and hot meals for the frail elderly and seniors with cognitive and/or ambulatory problems. Counseling sessions and support groups are conducted for caregivers. Occupational therapy facilities and limited transportation available.
Orange Adult Day Care Center
1250 E. Heim Ave.
(St. Paul's Lutheran Church Building)
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The program is geared for elderly adults with moderate physical, cognitive and ambulatory limitations. Classes include reality orientation, exercise, crafts and games, cooking and current events. Intergenerational approach used and reinforced with cooperation of a pre-school on site. Health screening services conducted on a monthly basis.
*Source: Orange County Area Agency on Aging, Senior Services Office.
Clipboard researched by Rick VanderKnyff, Dan Crump, Nancy Reed, Henry Rivero, Deborrah Wilkinson / Los Angeles Times