Care in Hawaii:

Adult Day Care

Socialization and Recreation

Going to "School" or Going to "Work"

Also known as

For
People
Who

​For people who:

  • Need minimal assistance and monitoring during the day.

  • Need to allow daily respite for their families.

Potential Downsides

Potential Downsides:

  • Limitations to level of care.

  • Can be overwhelming for people suffering from dementia.

  • Not often available over the weekends.

Adult Day Care – is a social program that provides seniors with fun and lively activities, supervision, and meals, but the participants return home overnight. Day care is an excellent (and cost-effective) option to supplement one’s continued stay at home, and it can provide a valuable respite for family caregivers who work or need a break. As we age, it often gets more and more difficult to adjust to new environments. So day care can also help seniors who are resistant to moving out of their homes and into a care facility, by allowing them to gradually become accustomed to a new setting.

However, day care is not for everybody, especially if a person requires extensive assistance, is introverted, and/or he or she is suffering from certain forms of dementia that puts him or her at risk of becoming overstimulated by so much activity and so many people in such close proximity (smaller day care centers could be a solution).

For a list of Adult Day Care Centers in Hawaii, please visit the Office of Health Care Assurance State Licensing Section website.

** The above statements are opinions that reflect years of research conducted by Caring Manoa. The statements are for informational purposes only and are in no way meant to be used for medical, legal, or case management purposes.