Alaska Adult Day Care
Cost of Alaska Adult Day Care Centers
According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in Alaska is $2,652 per month.
The monthly base rate for Alaska adult day care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Alaska is also more expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for in Alaska. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Alaska Adult Day Services Information
Alaska defines Adult Day Services as day care services at a center for adults with impairments, primarily Alzheimer’s Disease or related disorders, provided in a protective group setting that is facility-based. Therapeutic and social activities are designed to meet and promote the client’s level of functioning through individual plans of care. Adult Day services are intended to provide respite, support, and education for families and other caregivers, as well as to provide opportunities for social interaction and serve as an integral part of the aging network.
Alaska Adult Day Care Certification
Alaska does not license or monitor adult day care sites. The state’s rules require that an adult day care program conducts its own internal evaluation, at least annually, of its operation and services. However, site visit inspections are required for programs who receive state funds. Alaska requires only Medicaid providers to be certified according to ADS certification standards; non-Medicaid providers do not have be certified. However, adult day services using Division of Senior and Disabilities Services (DSDS) grant funds, also, need to be certified.
The Alaska Adult Day Care Minimum Standards Requirements
The minimum standards cover several areas that include an operating schedule that requires the adult day care to be open a minimum of 5 hours per day and at least 3 days per week, proper emergency and safety planning provisions, and a facility that meets outlined specifications. Also, required are program standards, fiscal accountability policies, medication administration policies, record policy and practices, quality assurance and program evaluation methods and specific staffing and training requirements (the state requires a staff to participant ratio of 1:4).
Certified Alaska Adult Day Care Services
A list of the certified and funded adult day care services in Alaska can be found here.
Alaska Adult Day Care Resources
For more information on finding appropriate adult day services, Alaska’s Aging and Disability Resource Center connects seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers with long-term supports of their choice. The ADRC network serves Alaskans statewide, regardless of age or income level, through regional sites. ADRCs are part of a federal effort to help people more easily access the long-term supports available in their communities. This may include transportation, assistive technology, or in-home care. ADRC specialists counsel callers and visitors on long-term supports that fit their circumstances. People choose which services they’d like, then the ADRC specialists help them access those services.
For assistance, call the ADRC site nearest you or:
Division of Senior and Disabilities Services
If you have a question or concern about a certified adult day care agency, contact them at:
550 W. Eighth Ave.
Anchorage AK 99501
List of Alaska Adult Day Care Centers
- What is Adult Day Care?
- Benefits of Adult Day Care
- Services Offered in Adult Day Care
- Who uses Adult Day Care?
- Adult Day Care Staff
- Selecting an Adult Day Care Facility
- Community Based Adult Day Care
- What to Expect as an Adult Day Care Client