Why do you not list Adult day health care is the most affordable option in long term care today. Most centers accept private pay, long term care insurance, are Medicaid EDCD waivered and have contracts with the Veterans Administration. This type of care enables caregivers to keep their loved ones at home and part of the community. Adult day health care prevents the pre-mature placement in a facility or an institution.
AoA is a central taxpayer & grant supported clearinghouse for all things aging. Every city, town is within an AoA regional district. AoA is pretty low key (they cant advertise per se) but staffs and sponsors all sorts of aging projects. The NH AL ombudsman program is AoA. AoA can & does track what programs are available and what qualifiers are to participate for your area.
Then as Frqflyer suggests, there is the issue of whether the person can tolerate that type of setting. With dementia the person may become confused, agitated, anxious and even wander. Their behavior is often unpredictable and the Adult Center may not be able to accommodate them. Plus, at certain stages, the dementia patient doesn't interact and may be uncomfortable in the Center. I would also wonder about toileting. Often dementia patents are incontinent. So that's an issue.
But, if all those things are not issues, it would be a great option for caregivers. It's certainly worth exploring.
If a patient has Alzheimer's/Dementia, there is only so long that they can continue to attend Adult Day care. There are stages that make it difficult to take them out in public. My boss had his wife [who had Alzheimer's] in Adult Day care but only for a year, as after that she needed a higher level of care.
We must remember, as our love ones age, they start to lose their hearing and their eyesight, thus will refuse to interact with others. Plus some adult care places will not take a love one who is unable to use the restroom facilities on their own.