Daybreak Adult Daycare

As an alternative to institutionalization, Daybreak has the advantage of returning clients to their homes after providing day care by a professional staff. Daybreak is less expensive than 24-hour institutional care and clients are safe, comfortable and have the opportunity to interact with others. They benefit from challenging, healthy and stimulating activities such as music programs, field trips, life skills development and crafts. The Daybreak staff consists of, but is not limited to: a licensed practical nurse, certified nursing assistants, activities coordinators and program assistants. All staff are trained and focused on the care of the clients.

Daybreak is licensed with the State of Missouri and is operated in accordance with the US Department of Agriculture nondiscrimination clause which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, handicap, religion or national origin.

Contact Us

Phone: 417-881-0133
Fax: 417-882-4792

Hours of operation

M-F, 7:00am-5:00pm
Transportation available

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A Note from the Director

Daybreak Adult Day Care provides the highest quality of services to people who are frail elderly and people with disabilities. We are enthusiastically committed to providing a “self-directed” meaningful, joyful and stimulating day to our program participants. We accomplish this goal by partnering with participants to create activity calendar events of their choosing, going into the community frequently and responding to spontaneous requests as much as possible. We support both the learning of life skills and the maintaining of skills depending on the needs of the individual. We tap into current interests as well as expose participants to new experiences. We are truly blessed to have the privilege of touching the lives of people who bring so much joy to our world. We laugh, love, sing like no one is watching and cry in times of sorrow with one another. We provide services but in our hearts the program participants of Daybreak are family.

–Paula Gronniger, Director

Eldercare Transit Service

Another service offered through Daybreak. It provides door-through-door, non-emergency medical transportation to elderly and disabled adults who are unable to use existing transportation due to physical limitations.

This program is for those who are 60 years of age or older, disabled, or are unable to use existing transportation due to physical limitations. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Durable Medical Equipment lending program

Individuals and organizations “donate” wheelchairs, walkers, canes, shower benches and hearing aids to make life a little easier for older or handicapped individuals. This loan program is available at no cost.

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