DESK REVIEWS | Adult day centres

DESK REVIEW | Adult day centres

Not specifically for dementia, but they exist and can be used by older people in general (only by those who are independent). It is more for health promotion than for care.

Yes, there are few adult day-care centres across the country (table 7.2).

We are aware of examples of private day care provision; however, this may only be offered to small groups of the population. (RSJ Dr. Radjiman Wediodiningrat, 2016; RUKUN Senior Living, n.d.-a).


RSJ Dr. Radjiman Wediodiningrat. (2016). Psikogeriatri – Klinik Daycare ADIYUSWA.

RUKUN Senior Living. (n.d.-a). Dementia Day Program. Retrieved September 7, 2019, from

There is no available information on existence of adult day centres in Kenya.

No publicly funded day centres specialised in people with dementia are available. The only centres available belong to the private sector, both profit and not-for-profit. There is no data available to document if people with dementia attend non-specialised day centres; however, it is highly unlikely as these cater and require that older adults attending the centre are “functional and independent”.