Mobile Day Care

In order to allow caregivers in rural counties a period of respite from their 24 hour-a-day caregiving responsibilities for persons with dementia, a Mobile Day Care program was developed in Georgia.

Though the term mobile day care conjures images of a facility that moves, it is actually the staff, along with materials and supplies needed for the day that are mobile.

Mobile day care enables rural communities to have their own day care program while “sharing“ staff which will travel between locations. Though initially developed for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, mobile day care is a program which can serve other adults in need of day care, and is a service option which may be viable whether is serving a rural county or the borough of a large metropolitan area.