Cost of Respite Care
According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in Texas is $758 per month. The monthly base rate for Texas adult day care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Texas is also less expensive compared to the national average. This cost is the base cost for in Texas. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Respite for Caregivers
For many, the challenges of caring for an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled family member are simply a part of daily life. Caregiving, though, is a demanding job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Respite care provides short-term breaks that can relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance in your life.
Even if working with family members is difficult, there are many other respite care options available to support you and your loved one.
Adult day centers can provide much needed caregiver respite from the demanding responsibilities of caregiving.
Adult day centers generally operate during normal business hours five days a week. Some programs offer services in the evenings and on weekends.
In general, services offered by most adult day centers include:
Social Activities: Interaction with other participants in planned activities appropriate for their conditions.
Transportation: Door-to-door serviceMeals and snacks - participants are provided with meals and snacks, those with special dietary needs are offered special meals.
Personal Care: Help with toileting, grooming, eating and other personal activities of daily living.
Therapeutic Activities: Exercise and mental interaction for all participants.
There are three types of adult day centers:
Social - Provides meals, recreation and some health-related services.
Medical/Health - Provides social activities as well as more intensive health and therapeutic services.
Specialized - Provides services only to specific care recipients, such as those with diagnosed dementia's or developmental disabilities.
Special Note: Caregivers typically select the type of center a care recipient attends based on one's care needs.
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