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Introduction: Adult Day Care programs provide cognitively or functionally impaired adults with medical, social, and therapeutic services as well as offer valuable respite and education to family caregivers. The Visiting Nurse Association’s Adult Day program manages three centers that offer these services and are located in Colchester, Williston, and South Burlington. We have explored the underutilization of these centers by comparing variables such as demographics, services provided, referrals, transportation constraints, and satisfaction surveys between centers and to national success guidelines for adult day services.


Jill Jemison, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Donna LaFromboise-Perretta, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties


Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties


Access to Health Services


Presented at the 138th APHA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 8, 2010 as "Assessing Barriers to Utilization of Adult Day Care Centers in a Rural County," by Derek Huang, William Ares, Michael Hart, Laurel Karian, Maria Michael, Auna Otts, Donna Lafromboise-Perretta, Jill Jemison and Jan K. Carney, MD MPH.

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