Despite the transformative landscape of healthcare, crucial gaps in care remain – particularly for adults who are unable to stay home alone safely, but whose families are not ready to move them into an assisted living or nursing home facility. To support the overwhelming number of family caregivers today (one of every four persons is a caregiver for a loved one) and keep families together, Indianapolis not-for-profit Joy’s House opened in 1999 to provide safety, companionship, and community engagement to adults who are no longer able to stay home alone safely due to aging or ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Down syndrome, and a variety of other diagnoses. Located in Broad Ripple, Joy’s House is open Monday through Friday, 7a.m. to 6p.m., and provides a friendly and accepting environment to more than 100 Guests (clients) and 200 family caregivers each year. Named for the emotion and not a person, Joy’s House has become a leader in adult day services and an expert in family caregiver support. While adult day services are significantly less expensive than alternative types of care, 50 percent of Joy’s House Guests receive assistance through its Guest Scholarship program, and another 13 percent of Guests receive government support. Upcoming opportunities to learn more about Joy’s House include a “coffee tour” of the home on May 23 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and its annual Joy of the Journey Breakfast on June 12 at 7:30 a.m. at Meridian Hills Country Club.