Research Reinforces Importance of Adult Day Centers for Caregivers

Members | January 22, 2018 | by

A new Quickstat from the National Center for Health Statistics reinforces the importance of adult day services for caregivers.

The National Center for Health Statistics within the CDC released a QuickStats: Percentage Distribution* of Adult Day Services Center Participants, by Place of Residence. The data was from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, United States, 2016. In that study, researchers asked, “Of the participants currently enrolled at this center, how many live in each of the following places?” and “Of the participants currently enrolled at this center who live in a private residence, how many live with the following people?”

The data reinforces the importance of adult day services for caregivers. In 2016, 51.5% of adult day services center participants lived in a private residence with relative(s) and 5.3% lived in a private residence with nonrelative(s). Only 19.9% lived alone in a private residence, 16.3% lived in an assisted living/residential care community, 4.5% had another living arrangement, and 1.5% lived in a nursing home.