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Adult Day Centers

Note – Older adult daily living centers are also known as adult day services centers.
What is an older adult daily living center?
Adult day services centers operate for part of a 24-hour day and offer an interactive, safe, supervised environment for older adults and adults with a dementia-related disease, Parkinson’s disease or other organic brain syndrome. Adult day services centers offer a community-based alternative to institutionalization and provide a reliable source of support and respite for caregivers.
All adult day centers in Pennsylvania provide personal care, nursing services, social services, therapeutic activities, nutrition and therapeutic diets and emergency care. Some centers offer additional services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical services, podiatry, etc. to meet the range of client needs.
Are License Inspection Summaries for adult day services centers available to the public?
Yes. To view a summary, select “Directory of Centers by County” below, then select the link for the appropriate county. Each county’s page will list the adult day services centers in that county. Select the link to the right of the appropriate center to view the summary.
How do caregivers choose an older adult daily living center for their loved one?
The Department’s Caregiver’s Guide to Selecting an Adult Day Services Center brochure offers tips for selecting the appropriate adult day services center. In addition, the National Adult Day Services Association offers consumers and caregivers a site visit checklist.

More information: 
• Contact your local Area Agency on Aging to determine whether you or a loved one qualify for services
• Directory of Centers by County
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Pennsylvania Adult Day Services Association
Please contact the Division of Licensing at (717) 214-6716 if you have any questions.