What Are Adult Day Services?
NYSADSA Is An "Active Provider" Organization
Members of NYSADSA are adult day service providers, professional organizations, professional individuals, and supporters of the Association's mission.
Who Benefits From Adult Day Services?
Individuals who attend adult day centers may be blind, developmentally disabled, elderly, frail, mentally ill, or suffer with memory loss (Alzheimer's and related disorders). They are the most vulnerable residents of New York State.
Adult day centers provide caregivers with critically-needed respite from their 24/7 caregiving responsibilities so they can continue to provide care for their loved one(s), and remain productive members of the workforce.
According to the New York State Office For the Aging, there are more than 136,000 people 85 years or older, living in the State. This population will increase by 127% in the next 10 years. It is estimated that 95% of the frail elderly in our communities receive at least one type of care from family and unpaid caregivers.
There is a tremendous need for adult day services in New York State, and this cannot be underestimated. Without access to services, the physical and mental health of many adults and their caregivers may deteriorate.