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Cost of Indiana Adult Day Care Centers

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in Indiana is $1,733 per month.

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

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

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Indiana Adult Day Care Information

In Indiana, Adult Day Care services is defined as a community-based group service created to meet the needs of adults with impairments with individual plans of care through structured, comprehensive, nonresidential programs. Participants are enabled to live in the community while the services, also, provide support to their families and other caregivers.

Indiana Adult Day Care Minimum Standards

Indiana does not have licensing requirements for Adult Day Care services and there is no oversight for programs which only serve private pay clients. Indiana requires only Medicaid providers to be certified, according to Adult Day Care service certification standards and non-Medicaid providers do not have be certified. In Indiana, Medicaid recognizes three levels of adult day services: Basic (Level 1), Enhanced (Level 2), and Intensive (Level 3) and sets its requirements for each level. Level three programs have the most stringent staffing requirements. Intensive (Level 3) adult day care service providers must have a full time LPN on staff with documented RN supervision. In place of an LPN, a half-time RN must be available for all hours of the program and available to fulfill all duties as noted for nurses in the Basic (Level 1) and Enhanced (Level 2) levels. Additionally, an LPN or RN is required to provide more intensive nursing interventions such as colostomy care, tube feeding, injections, dressing changes, catheter care, blood sugar checks, etc. as they are required and/or prescribed. Full-time qualified staff must be available to attend to the psychosocial needs of participants. Those staff who meet the psychosocial needs of the clients must have monthly documented supervision by a licensed social worker, certified therapist, or similarly licensed professional.

Adult Day Care services, in Indiana, must provide a variety of health, social, recreational and therapeutic activities. They must, also, offer supervision, support services and, in some cases, personal care. Healthy meals and/or nutritious snacks are required to be served. Participants may attend, on a planned basis, a minimum of 3 hours to a maximum of 12 hours per day. Indiana requires a staff to participant ratio of 1:4, 1:6, or 1:8 depending on the Adult Day Care services program. The state’s adult day care services regulations can be found here.

Indiana Association of Adult Day Services

The Indiana Association of Adult Day Services is a voluntary organization of adult day service providers, and as such, does not have any authority over individual centers. However, it is the only organization able to certify staff in adult day services as being a certified program assistant (CPA). Similar to certification for nursing assistants, it is the industry minimum qualification to provide personal care such as bathroom assist and hands-on transfers. Indiana Association of Adult Day Services lists adult day care service providers.

Indiana Adult Day Care Medicaid Waivers

Under the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), Indiana has several Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers, including the Aged and Disabled Waiver, which include adult day services as a covered service. Providers of adult day services must be certified as Medicaid Providers by the FSSA and must comply with any standards and guidelines as defined by the FSSA.

Indiana Adult Day Care Resources

Indiana Bureau of Aging
Division of Aging
402 West Washington Street, Room W454
P.O. Box 7083
Indianapolis, Indiana 46207-7083

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