Nursing homes are an expensive—starting at approximately $84,000 a year—for those who need services. But we’ve found many older adults may not need the intensive services provided by a nursing home.
For example, only 10% of the older adults who participate in InnovAge’s adult day programs are admitted to a nursing home even though 100% are eligible. This demonstrates it is possible for an older adult to get the healthcare services he or she needs without living full time in a nursing home for a fraction of the cost.
In addition, an adult day program is an alternative that offers more freedom and independence than a nursing home.
Adult day programs, like those at InnovAge, rely on care coordination planning to ensure health needs are met, and include meals, entertainment, activities and exercise programs.
The great thing about using an adult day program is the older adult’s ability to remain independent even though they have health and medical issues. If you’re looking for an alternative for a loved one—an alternative that lets him/her stay at home—check out the adult day programs in your area. It might be just what you and your loved one need.
This blog is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your health or medical needs.