Adult Day Care Center for Alzheimer's Patients Reached Breakeven a Year Ahead of Schedule

Partners in Caregiving: The Dementia Services Program

From 1993 to 1995, Nevins Family of Services expanded its existing adult day health services by opening an Alzheimer's Adult Day Care Center in Methuen, Mass. It center also achieved financial self-sufficiency.

The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Partners in Caregiving: The Dementia Services Program national program.

Key Results

  • The center provided day care six days a week to the more than 26 adult sufferers of mild to moderate dementia who were enrolled by the third year of the grant.

  • Project staff developed family training programs and caregiver support groups.

  • The center reached financial breakeven by the end of its third year, a year ahead of schedule.

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