​It is easier for older adults to catch and suffer complications from communicable illnesses than younger adults. Close daily contact with others in adult day care centers can make it easier for germs to spread. Good sanitation and work practices are important to ensure an environment that is as safe and healthy as possible.
Adult day care centers are inspected once a year to ensure good sanitation. The current sanitation status of adult daycare facilities is available online.

NC Adult Day Service Rules

Buying, Building, Remodeling an Adult Day Service Facility?

You must have a permit to operate, build or remodel an adult day care center. Permits do not transfer from owner to owner. Save time and money, contact Wake County staff. The Wake County Plan Review Section before you buy, build or remodel to find out what the requirements are.


If you have a concern about something you see, speak to the facility director directly. This is the best way to deal with a problem. If you still have concerns, you may also call us at 919-856-7400 to file a complaint. 

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