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National Study on Adult Day Services Released

Published On: Jul 13, 2012
MetLife Adult Day 2010

The MetLife National Study of Adult Day Services study provides a picture of adult day services in the U.S. and offers a look to the future. It is anticipated that it will serve as a resource for public policymakers, service providers, researchers, and consumers, and can guide the development of adult day services to maintain and improve the quality of life for participants and family caregivers.

Data was collected and analyzed from a representative sample of adult day services centers, focusing on: 

  • The characteristics of adult day services (i.e., years of operation, physical spaces, sources of revenue).
  • A profile of participants (i.e., age distribution, health status, living arrangements).
  • The range of services offered (i.e., care planning, health oversight, assistance with activities of daily living, caregiver support). 

When possible the 2010 findings were compared with the findings from the first national study of adult day services conducted in 2002 by the Partners in Caregiving program and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. 

The MetLife National Study of Adult Day Services was conducted in 2010 and was a collaborative partnership of the MetLife Mature Market Institute in conjunction with the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) and The Ohio State University College of Social Work.


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