Differences in Adult Day Services Center Characteristics by Center Ownership: United
L. Dwyer, M.P.H.; L. Harris-Kojetin, Ph.D.; and R. Valverde, M.P.H.; www.cdc.gov; 9/2014
Data from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers
In 2012, 40% of the 4,800 adult day services centers were for-profit entities, serving nearly one-half of the 272,300 center participants. About 60% of adult day services centers used a standardized tool to screen for cognitive impairment, and about 20% used a standardized tool for depression screening. A greater number of for-profit than nonprofit centers used power tools. More than one-half of adult day services centers provided skilled nursing, therapeutic, and social work services, while less than one-half of centers provided mental health, pharmacy, and dental services. With the exception of social work services, a greater percentage of for-profit than nonprofit centers provided these services. Almost all adult day services centers provided daily transportation to and through the center.
The most recent data estimate that 4,800 adult day services centers nationwide serve nearly a quarter million participants daily (1). Unlike other long-term care providers, such as nursing homes, home health agencies, hospices, and residential care communities, nearly all adult day services centers are nonprofit (1). However, for-profit ownership of adult day services centers is apparently increasing, from 27% in 2010 to 40% in 2012 (2). Using data in the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, this report presents national estimates for characteristics of adult day services centers in 2012 and compares them by sort of center ownership. State-level estimates for characteristics presented in this data brief are available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsltcp/nsltcp_products.htm.