About the centers

What type of programs are offered at DayBreak centers?

Our 12 centers provide seniors and individuals with disabilities a warm, engaging environment, where they can take advantage of:

  • Daily activity programs
  • Opportunities to socialize and make friends
  • Nutritionally balanced meal and snacks
  • Personal care services
  • Health monitoring to establish good routines and help prevent hospitalizations
  • Specialized services provided by social workers, nurses, physical and other therapists, activity specialists, and registered dietitians

Who participates in the programs at the centers?

The centers welcome both younger and older adults with a range of health needs and/or disabilities. Some centers offer expertise with specific populations – such as those with a similar cultural or ethnic heritage, people with memory loss or dementia, individuals with mental health challenges, or younger adults with head injuries, chronic diseases like diabetes, or developmental disabilities.

Is there a nurse or doctor at the center? Are medications given?

Depending on the center, there may be a nurse, social worker, physical/other type of therapist, or registered dietitian available. Some centers are designated as non-medical. All centers provide medication support to help ensure adherence to doctor’s orders. Depending on the program model, many are able to administer and/or prescribe needed medications.

Is it possible to attend part-time?

Yes. Participants often combine a few days a week at the center with a few days at home, depending on individual needs and the family situation. Individuals often combine in-home care and attendance at an adult care center. A typical day is four to eight hours, not including transportation time.

Is transportation provided?

Transportation is part of the service package in most centers and if not, the center helps to arrange it. Participants are picked up in the morning and return home after the program in adult care center vans, East Bay ParaTransit vehicles, or taxicabs. Family members may also choose to provide the transportation.

Special needs

Is there help available for people in a crisis situation?

DayBreak and its 12 centers can provide referrals to crisis support centers and other community resources during regular business hours. Some centers provide 24-hour emergency lines and cover the cost of these emergency services. Go to our Directory of Centers for more information about the centers and the three levels of care available.

Are there programs for people who don’t speak English?

Yes, many of the 12 DayBreak centers have a bilingual staff. Visit the Directory of Centers to see which languages are offered by each center.

Does DayBreak help with home care?

In-home care services are provided by some centers, depending on the program model. All centers can refer families to local reputable providers. See our Resources page for a list of home care agencies.

Do you provide referrals to other community resources?

Yes. Our information specialist is well versed in local resources and can help you locate other services that can support your situation whether or not you choose to use an adult care center.


How much does it cost? Does Medi-Cal, Medi-Care or insurance cover it?

The cost of Adult Day Services programs is modest in comparison with in-home or nursing home care. Some families pay out-of-pocket while others have private long-term care insurance that pays all or a portion of the costs. Some programs are covered for individuals with Medi-Cal, and some are covered by a combination of Medi-Cal and Medicare. DayBreak and the individual centers can help you determine costs and if you can use insurance.

Give us a call at 510-834-8314 to learn more about costs and payment options.

Getting started

How do I get started?

Visit our Getting Started page. Or give us a call at 510-834-8314 for a no-cost consultation. Our specialist has detailed knowledge of each program and can help you determine options. The enrollment process can take a few weeks, depending on program requirements and how quickly forms are completed by the family and physician.

How do I find a center near me?

Our Directory of Centers lists program locations. Participants often attend centers in neighboring communities to get the best fit, if they are able to handle the drive. If an individual uses a center van or ParaTransit to attend the program, regulations require that the van ride be no longer than one hour.

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