Daily activities are planned for the elderly on the basis of the needs of the elderly or the family. In accordance with prior agreement with the service provider the service can be used for a longer period, single days or hours during the week.
The family physician or a psychiatrist uses a letter of referral (refers to the person's dementia syndrome and verifies that the person is not suffering from contagious diseases) to refer the person to day care. Approval from the social welfare department of the local district is required to provide the service.
The service is free of charge for the elderly person and Tallinn pays for it. The elderly or the carer pays for feeding and care materials (diapers, medication, etc). The elderly are brought and taken to the day care service with the transport belonging to people close to the elderly person or to the carer.