Wisconsin Adult Day Care
Programs - Information
on Assisted Living Facilities
for Staff and Management of Certified Adult Day Care Programs
An Adult Day Care facility provides services for part of a day in a
group setting to adults who need assistance with activities of daily
living (ADLs), supervision and/or protection.
Services may include personal care and supervision, provision of meals,
medical care, medication administration, transportation, and activities
designed to meet physical, social, and leisure time needs.
In Wisconsin, adult day care centers are not licensed, but may be
If the center serves one or more participants who receive Medicaid
Waiver funding from a county, certification by the Department of
Health Services (DHS) is required.
If a center is certified, the DHS conducts surveys to determine
compliance with certification standards.
Adult day care may be provided in family homes, free standing centers,
and multi-use facilities such as churches, schools and senior centers.
Adult day centers generally operate programs during normal business
hours five days a week. Some programs offer services in the evenings and
Last Updated: March 15, 2012