The intent of Adult Day Programs is to encourage the active participation of the senior population in a variety of activities ranging from social to educational pursuits. Whether utilized as a way to fill lonely hours or as a means of sharing knowledge and special life skills, these centers offer a safe, comfortable alternative to what may be inappropriate placement in full time care. Most focus on individuals unable to be left alone during the day. Medicaid may be available if individuals can not afford the daily rates, but under the qualifying requirements of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), expenses for adult day care must be less than the daily costs paid to a nursing home. Adult Day Care units that accept Medicaid are licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services.
For a listing of adult day care facilities in Colorado, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
For community referrals and additional resources on adult day care facilities, visit our Community Resources section.