State guidance on adult day programs still in the works. Families’ frustrations grow

Without more funding, advocates fear critical programs will be forced to shut down permanently

Families with medically fragile loved ones have had an especially tough year. Many have provided care on their own without the support or relief of critical day programs.

The state reopened facilities about a month ago for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but not for adults with challenging medical conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s. Advocates are growing impatient.

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