General Questions

    • Does Medicaid cover adult day care?
      • Those who qualify for Medicaid by itself due to lower incomes are eligible for adult day care in every state. Often referred to as Medicaid waiver programs, they cover adult day care expenses and are a very desirable option, especially if your loved one would otherwise require full-time skilled home care or nursing home care.
    • Does Medicare cover adult day care?
      • The short and regrettable answer is “No”; Medicare by itself does not cover any form of adult day care. However, there are some Medicare/Medicaid combination programs that will pay for adult day care. PACE is such a program designed for lower income individuals who have both Medicare and Medicaid. PACE is set up to help eligible elderly get needed health care in their community, rather than becoming institutionalized and forced to move to a nursing home.
    • Am I eligible for Medicaid?

Please refer this government website to find more information about eligibility for Medicaid

    • Do Veterans get help with paying for adult day care?
      • Veterans benefits will cover a portion of adult day care expenses based on whether your loved one meets certain qualifications. The VA will pay for the type of Adult Day Health Care that includes medical services, but not strictly the custodial type known as Adult Day Care. However, Veterans pension benefits such as “Aid and Attendance” provides coverage for both types of adult day care (medical and custodial) for veterans and their surviving spouses.
    • Is adult day care cheaper than home care and nursing homes?
    • Do long-term care insurance policies cover adult day care?
      • Yes, most of them have a provision for paying for adult day care services. In fact, using adult day care instead of in-home care can maximize your policy benefits.
    • Do Veterans get help with paying for adult day care?
      • Veterans benefits will cover a portion of adult day care expenses based on whether your loved one meets certain qualifications. The VA will pay for the type of Adult Day Health Care that includes medical services, but not strictly the custodial type known as Adult Day Care. However, Veterans pension benefits such as “Aid and Attendance” provides coverage for both types of adult day care (medical and custodial) for veterans and their surviving spouses.
    • Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)https://www.seniorcare.com/adult-day-care/resources/does-medicaid-pay-for-adult-day-care-/
    • Is it worthwhile to use adult day care just for the socialization?
      • Yes! You may find that the socialization adult day care offers your lonely parent is even more valuable than the financial aspect. Isolation, caused by long periods of being left alone while the family is gone for the day, can cause your Mom or Dad to become depressed. Recreational activities (such as arts and crafts, music, and exercise classes), social groups (such as gardening and book clubs) and organized outings (such as sporting events and volunteer activities) are often abundant in adult day care centers. Adult day care centers encourage mingling among peers and some even offer inter-generational participation. These mixed generation centers are growing in popularity as they encourage your elderly parents to share in fun social activities with youth, thereby benefiting all ages.
    • How can I supplement adult day care with home care?
      • It can be very easy and extremely beneficial to combine home care with adult day care! Tailoring your loved one’s plan of care using both in-home care and adult day care can maximize the benefits of both programs, while conserving your financial resources. Focus your attention initially on the adult day care schedule in your community and then supplement with in-home care hours, as needed, for elderly parents. Adult day care is usually provided during standard business hours, where in-home care can work around this schedule to cover care on evenings and weekends. Using less costly adult day care can help your family to offset more expensive in-home care and stretch your budget