Getting Started

Deciding to attend an adult care center is almost always very positive for individuals and caregivers.  As we say — come brighten your day!  Yet, enrollment can bring up mixed feelings, and there are many factors to consider in determining which center is best for you. The steps below can help you get started. You can also call the experienced staff at DayBreak to help guide you through this process.

  • Identify your needs
    Think about the needs of the person who will use the center as well as the needs of the family caregivers. Make a list, such as health monitoring, physical therapy, hours of operation, transportation, and language capacity.
  • Learn about the centers and the programs they offer
    Each center offers a set of services and programs. See the ‘Alameda County Centers’ and ‘Program Models and Services’ pages on this website, or call the centers directly for more information. You can also call the DayBreak office at 510-883-0874 — our staff can talk with you about each of the centers in the County.
  • Make an appointment to visit a center
    After you determine the centers with the programs you’re interested in, arrange for a visit, tour the program and meet the staff.
  • Learn about payment options and insurance coverage
    The staff at DayBreak or the centers can give you complete details about costs and payment options — including the latest information about Medi-Cal benefits and requirements.
  • Get your questions answered and select a center
    Center staff welcome follow-up questions or feel free to call us at DayBreak so you can choose the center and programs that are the best fit. The center you select will guide you through the enrollment process.

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