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Costs and Financial Aid
Adult day care is one of the most affordable long-term care options for older adults with chronic illness or other physical and cognitive needs (see our Cost Comparison chart below). AGE's Adult Day Health Centers accept payment from Texas Medicaid (through DADS, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Community Plan), Veteran's Administration benefits, and long-term care insurance. Members who qualify under these programs attend without paying any out-of pocket funds.
The private pay rate at AGE of $65 per day includes all nursing care, personal care, meals and snacks, activities, field trips, and more. If you are concerned about funding your loved one’s attendance, please contact us for assistance in identifying appropriate funding options.
According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, which has been the foundation for long-term care planning since 2004, adult day health care is the most affordable senior care option for older adults with chronic health needs. For the Austin-area alone, the adult day health care is less than one-third of the cost of private in-home care, and approximately 25% of the costs for assisted living or skilled nursing facilities.
According to the Texas Adult Day Health Association:
National cost comparison of full-time enrollment in various long-term care programs, per year.
AGE’s daily cost of $65, which is $5/day less than the national average, includes up to 10 hours of supervised care in a safe environment, nutritious meals, medication monitoring, engaging activities, and transportation on a space-available basis.
Cost Comparison Chart for Local Services