Social Model Day Care are community-based programs offering socialization, personal care, supervision, recreation, and a nutritious meal in a protective setting to those frail or impaired elderly adults who cannot remain alone, but do not require 24-hour residential care. Eligibility, fees and services provided vary. Programs are supported by federal, state, county and town funds, and private funding.
Medical Model Day Care has a team of health care professionals that deliver health care and social services to medically impaired older adults and the disabled. They are provided assistance with activities of daily living, medication, nursing care, lab work, x-rays, social services and ancillary services such as dentist, psychiatrist, podiatrist, optometrist, and/or audiologist. They are provided with hot lunches and receive roundtrip transportation. Medical Model is paid for by private
funds or community Medicaid.