Report finds great need for adult day centers. (News Notes).
The average age of individuals in adult day centers was 72, with the most prevalent condition being dementia (52%); 41% were considered frail elderly (people over age 60 needing supervision and/or at-risk of social isolation, but who do not have dementia). Forty-three percent of enrollees needed help with toileting, 37% with walking, and 24% with eating.
The report, the National Study of Adult Day Services: 2001-2002, was conducted by Partners in Caregiving: The Adult Day Services Program (an organization of Wake Forest University School of Medicine), along with PMD Advisory Services, LLC, and the Seniors Research Group of Market Strategies, Inc. To obtain a copy of the study, phone (800) 795-3676.
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|Author:||Edwards, Douglas J.|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2003|
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