Starting an adult day care center is a business which gives senior citizens an advantage over other types of retirement options because it allows them to stay at home longer. When the new health care laws come into effect it will cut $500 Billion in Medicare benefits. The costs of an adult day care center are supported by medicaid and private pay clients. Senior care centers offers people an option to live at home and still be a vital part of their family. Starting an adult day care center allows people from the ages of 18 and up who have trouble with everyday activities such as bathing, toileting, dressing or are socially isolated to have a place to come to everyday which helps them live a life with independence as well as with the necessary aid they might require due to age or an accident.
A part of the adult population which has been overlooked are the mentally challenged who now have aging parents taking care of them. The parents need a break and their children could benefit by the socialization and the physical and psychological care given to them by professionals. This population can be taken by an adult day care center but mostly states require a training program for these individuals to be working members of the community and learn a trade. However, if they are severely mentally or physically impaired an adult day care center would be a place where they could receive the attention and activity they need, provided they are private pay clients or are receiving medicaid benefits.
Starting and owning this type of business is also an advantage to a person looking to be in the health care field with regular hours. Many centers start at 7am and clients board vans and buses by 4:30pm for home. Its rewarding to be able to take care of clients psychological and physical needs, socialize with each other, and be an asset to the community. As owners run good businesses, word of mouth takes over and people come to your center. The advertising is very easy once you begin your center. the clients tell their friends and the families tell each other and soon its a thriving center full of life.