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About the Adult Day Center

The Agrace Adult Day Center is a bright, safe, supportive place for seniors to have engaging care and companionship on weekdays. It is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This freestanding center is centrally located at 1702 W. Beltline Highway in Madison, with easy access from the Fish Hatchery Road and Todd Drive exits on the Beltline.

The Center is certified by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Division of Quality Assurance. It is open to all seniors who are in need of companionship and help with daily activities.

Each day, we engage seniors in activities that can help slow the progression of dementia and reduce cognitive decline. This compassionate, direct care gives a much-needed break to family caregivers. So, even when you cannot be home with them, your loved one can still enjoy:

  • companionship from our staff, volunteers and other seniors;
  • mentally stimulating activities, such as board games, crafts, puzzles and music;
  • physical activities, like chair yoga, mini golf and bowling; and
  • quality, nutritious meals.

Other services, such as showers and foot care, are offered for an additional charge.

Sample Activity Schedule at the Agrace Adult Day Center

Designated members of our staff are trained to administer clients’ medications from the written order of their doctor/primary health care provider. All medications given are documented for family members’ reference.


Who can participate?

The Agrace Adult Day Center is for older adults who cannot or choose not to stay alone all day. They may live alone, with family members or in assisted living—but appreciate the reassurance and support of having others with them throughout the day.

This service is especially helpful for seniors with dementia or cognitive decline that affects their memory and decision-making. And it lets families make time for errands, appointments or a regular break from caregiving.

Your loved one does not need to be a hospice patient or have any serious illness to receive care at the Center. It’s a safe, structured, compassionate space where Agrace’s staff support the mental, emotional and physical needs of seniors and people with memory loss.

If you believe the Adult Day Center would help your loved one, but they do not understand the point or refuse to go, here are 12 ideas to try that may build your loved one’s interest in attending: 

“Perfect opportunity for my 80+ mom! She’s around peers, doing activities, eating a meal, and even playing the piano! This is one day she is not sleeping on the couch or saying she is bored, or sad or both. There's also the benefit that is mine … respite for this full-time caregiver. ”

— Daughter of Client - Adult Day Center

“The Agrace Adult Day Center is like home to me, with such wonderful people and this is a safe place for me.”

— Adult Day Center Client

“After Murray was at the Adult Day Center the first two times he asked if he could go more times per week! I just can’t say enough about Agrace, you called me right away and got things started and the people at the Adult Day Center are absolutely wonderful. I got Murray back and he has become alive again!”

— Lissa - Adult Day Center

“My mother-in-law just gushes about how “nice” the staff is. They potted succulents yesterday and painted the clay pots. She had a blast. There is a woman there who she is friends with who is always worried that her family will not pick her up. My MIL has taken it upon herself to re-assure the woman that they will - over and over again. It feeds her desire to feel needed in a way that we can’t replicate at home. It just continues to be such a good experience and a blessing for us! ”

— Mary Jo - Adult Day Center

“In addition to serving seniors who live alone and want support from others throughout the day, the Center is a welcome option for families that need either a regular or an occasional respite from caregiving. We will engage seniors in activities that can help slow the progression of dementia and reduce cognitive decline.”

— Kewana Jamison, RN

“You have hired and trained an impressive group of dedicated staff. The Agrace volunteers and Mary are all caring too. We are grateful that this special place exists. Thank you ALL! ”

— Suzanne & Neil - Adult Day Center


Who is providing care?

Adult Day Manager Kewana Jamison, RN, oversees care at the Center

Care at the Center is overseen by a registered nurse (RN) manager. The nurse ensures each client’s daily medication needs are met.

The staff also includes trained caregivers, an activities coordinator, volunteers, and a meal preparation chef from the Agrace kitchen. Clients receive nutritious meals, with caregivers providing meal set-up and feeding assistance to meet each person’s cognitive, physical and emotional needs.

Volunteer opportunities are available at the Center. Click for more information about becoming a volunteer today.


What does it cost?

Most adult day services in Wisconsin are private pay, meaning they are not paid by insurance or other sources.

  • A per-day fee ranging from $85 to $95 includes meals, activities, services and medication administration.
  • For an additional fee, the Center provides clients showers ($45 per shower), and foot care and salon services ($25 per appointment).

Most clients pay privately, unless their care is covered by long-term care insurance or another third-party payor. Community sources for payment assistance may be available to families who are unable to pay the daily fee.

You may find other payment options through your ADRC or Area Agency on Aging of Dane County.



How do I get started?

If you think the Agrace Adult Day Center can help your loved one, please fill out this form and we will contact you with more information.

Contact us

Call the Adult Day Center at (608) 327-7303

Call to talk to an interpreter / Tenemos intérpretes disponibles: (800) 930-2770