Adult day care programs are supportive services designed to meet the needs of adults with disabilities who have difficulty performing activities of daily living. These programs provide for adult's physical and emotional well-being through healthcare services, social and recreational activities. By staying active during the day and returning home in the evening, adults keep a sense of independence and remain close to their families.Adult day programs keep adults busy throughout the morning and early afternoon... they return home in the evening more relaxed... and their family can enjoy some much needed personal time. These day programs give the families peace of mind, knowing that their loved one is enjoying companionship and care which allows them to handle their daily commitments without worry or interruption. Most importantly, participation in an adult day program allows the senior to remain in the community enabling their families to continue caring for them at home. In choosing a program and center, think about your family member's needs as well as your own. Consider the available physical or occupational therapies, socialization opportunities, recreational activities, health monitoring and personal care services from which your family member might benefit. Programs offering these services provide the caregiver with occasional free time, coverage while working, and emotional support. These services can alleviate stress and improve time management for you and your family.