Are you alone during the day? Would you like to spend time with others? Would you like to learn new skills?
About daytime programs for older Texans or people with disabilities
Whether you live by yourself or you stay by yourself when your family goes to work, you don't have to be alone. If you attend a daytime program you can have fun, learn and be with others. You may also get needed help with some tasks, such as taking medicine.
Some senior centers and churches offer programs just for seniors. Others are for all ages. Some are purely social.
About daytime programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Day habilitation programs can help you get, retain or improve your self-help, social and adaptive skills. This will let you live successfully in the community and be part of home and community life.
Where to call to receive DADS services and supports
To learn more
Fact sheets about DADS programs that offer daytime program services:
- Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
- Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS)
- Home and Community-based Services (HCS)
- In-Home and Family Support Services (IHFSP)
- Local Authorities (LAs)
- Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
- Texas Home Living (TxHmL)
- 211 Texas can provide information about local, state or federal services.
- Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) — The ADRCs provide information about and help with state and federal benefits. They can also help you learn about local programs and services. Anyone — individuals, family members, friends or professionals — can receive information tailored to their needs.
- Consumer Directed Services — If you want more control over who works for you in your own home, you can choose either Consumer Directed Services (CDS) or the Service Responsibility Option (SRO). You can only use CDS or SRO in some DADS programs.
- Medicaid Estate Recovery Program — The state may file a claim against the estate of a deceased Medicaid recipient, age 55 and older, who applied for certain long-term care services on or after March 1, 2005. Claims include the cost of services, hospital care, and prescription drugs supported by Medicaid under certain programs.
- Searchable list of adult day care facilities lets you search for a Texas adult day care provider by county, city, area code or ZIP code.
- Yourtexasbenefits.com — This website offers you easy and secure online access to Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) benefits including Medicaid, SNAP food benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and nursing home care and other services for people who are elderly or have disabilities.
Updated: November 20, 2012