Benefits of Adult Day Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

Day service programs for adults with disabilities can do wonders for their overall happiness and well-being. Designed to help build meaningful relationships and gain self-confidence, day programs offer adults the tools and opportunities to foster personal growth.

Of the many positive outcomes of Adult Day Programs and Services, some of the stand-out benefits include:

Development of Life Skills

Day programs allow participants to develop their real-world skills. Through activities such as exercising, creating personal schedules, and volunteering in the community, adults with disabilities have the opportunity to grow their confidence and knowledge in new facets.

Relief for Caregivers

Being a caregiver to your loved one is more than a full-time job. It’s your life. Adult day programs offer respite for caregivers and peace of mind that their loved one is in good hands.

Community Connections

Adult day programs often bring participants into the community to volunteer, connect with businesses, and socialize with new people. Oftentimes, there are many resources available in the community for individuals with disabilities that they may have not known about prior to exploring. Allowing adults to go out of their comfort zone in a safe manner is key to helping them build independence.

Daily Socializing

Attending day programs with peers is like having a built-in group of friends.
Not only are participants surrounded by a supportive group of like-minded individuals,
but these newfound friends are able to bond over similar interests, differing abilities, and
ways in which they can help each other grow.

Fun for Everyone

Day programs give participants the opportunity to try new things. From playing sports to
making art, there’s an activity for everyone to enjoy! These services are designed to be
both educational and fun.

Safety and Support

Safety is always of the utmost importance. Adult day services provide a safe environment for individuals to learn, grow, and be themselves. Adults with disabilities are able to appropriately explore their interests and talents with support by their side.

Boosts Overall Well-being

Participating in social activities and events can do wonders for a person’s overall well-being. Plus, when an individual finds a new talent or hobby, their confidence grows exponentially! Through socialization,  physical activity, and mentally stimulating games, adult day services can greatly improve one’s mental and physical health.

Covey’s Community-Based Day Services Program

Covey is a non-profit organization devoted to fostering personal growth for adults with disabilities and their families. Located in the greater Fox Valley of Wisconsin, Covey offers many programs to their participants, including the Community-Based Day Services Program.

Our Community-Based Day Services program offers the tools to live a life filled with valuable connections and engaging experiences. In this highly personalized program, each activity is dedicated to the individual goals of your loved one. For every four clients, we have a compassionate staff member by their side to help them build self-reliance, develop customized skills, and get involved in the community!

As a member of the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities’ “Building Full Lives” initiative, Covey is devoted to applying this philosophy to our programs. The initiative’s goals are to help people with disabilities safely meet new people, explore their interests, and get connected to the community. Covey is here to help achieve those goals!

For more information, visit our website.