Adult Day Health Care (ADHC)

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In California, over 300 ADHCs are licensed by the state to operate community-based day health care programs for those at risk of being placed in a nursing home. They provide a variety of health, therapeutic, and social services including:
- Medical services
- Nursing services
- Physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Psychiatric and psychological services


To be connected to your local
Area Agency on Aging within
California, call (800) 510-2020

Outside California, call the toll-free
Eldercare Locator service at:
(800) 677-1116

Eldercare Locator hotline is available weekdays, 9am-8pm (Eastern Time).
Spanish-speaking information specialists are available.

Caregiver Eligibility: 


Care Recipient Eligibility: 

Medi-Cal recipients age 18 or older who have:
- a medical condition requiring services (but not 24-hour care) prescribed by a physician
- difficultly with activities of daily living
- a high potential for placement in a nursing home if Adult Day Health Care is not available
- Live within a site's service area (the ADHC website lists the geographic regions served)

* If not eligible for Medicare and/or Medi-Cal, anyone may pay privately for services