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Cost of Delaware Adult Day Care Centers

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in Delaware is $1,500 per month.

The monthly base rate for Delaware adult day care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Delaware is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for in Delaware. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Pennsylvania$1,300
U.S.$1,492
Delaware$1,500
Maryland$1,712
New Jersey$1,847

Delaware Adult Day Care Information

In Delaware, Adult Day Care is defined as a program for functionally-impaired persons that provides a variety of supervised therapeutic, social and recreational activities for participants who cannot live independently (due to a physical or mental impairment), but do not require 24-hour institutional care.

Delaware Adult Day Care Minimum Standards

Delaware Adult Day Care Service minimum standards includes the following: the state requires a staff to participant ratio of 1:4 or 1:8 depending on the type of program, all aides are required to undergo orientation and training in understanding the adult day care team, personal care services, good nutrition for seniors, development and aging, infection control, documentation, body mechanics, creating a less restrictive environment, offering a safe and clean environment and verbal and nonverbal communication skills. The service regulations, also, require that activities must keep in mind the rights of all participants and shall be sensitive to their varying needs, abilities, interests, values and skills. There must be an Activities Director on staff. The service regulations require that regular inspections are done only once in a three year period. Delaware Adult Day Care Service regulations can be found here.

Delaware Adult Day Care Licensure Information

Delaware licenses adult day care facilities as both general programs and those specifically for participants with Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s Day Treatment programs are limited to people with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia. To obtain licensure as a specialized day treatment program, medical, recreational, and personal care services must be offered. In addition, all staff in such centers must receive specialized training in Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia so they may provide the best possible care.

Delaware Adult Day Care Directory

The Department of Health and Human Services has put together a directory of resources for the aging and the disabled. It can be downloaded here.

Delaware Adult Day Care Resources

Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities
Delaware Health and Social Services
Herman M. Holloway, Sr. Campus
Main Administration Building, First Floor Annex
1901 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 255-9390
1-800-223-9074
Fax: (302) 255-4445
DelawareADRC@state.de.us

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