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APR 6 | 10 - 11:30 AM PDT | CAADS WEBINAR Series Part 2:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Update Webinar Series

This is a webinar series that will be continued for the next 3 Mondays
(Part 2 – April 6 | Part 3 – April 13 | Part 4 – April 20)
All webinars will begin at 10:00 AM and are scheduled for 90 minutes to allow time for Q&A

CAADS Members: No Charge for the entire series
Non-member: $25 per registrant/email address, per remaining date(s)
REGISTRATION FORM: FILL IN :: WRITE ON
VIEW the WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT for details on accesing the call

MAR 30, 2020 Webinar Recording and Materials (this was a FREE session to ALL):

Registration Questions: Contact Pamela Amundsen, Manager of Education & Events pam@caads.org


COVID-19 OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE FOR CAADS MEMBERS

MAR 23, 2020 | CAADS & A.L.E. | GUIDANCE

Purpose
Steps for centers to take during the week of March 23, if planning for alternative services

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE GUIDANCE document HERE


POSTPONED!
April 15-17 | CAADS SPRING CONFERENCE

CAADS has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Spring Conference, originally scheduled for April 15 - 17, 2020, at the Hilton Hotel in Concord, CA. More details on future plans will be shared as they become available.


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What's New . . .    April 3 , 2020

Suspension of Regulatory Enforcement of Specified ADHC Requirements

APR 2, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) | AFL 20-34

This AFL notifies ADHCs of a temporary waiver of specified regulatory requirements due to the state of emergency related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE AFL-20-34 HERE

 

Let’s Stay Connected!
Equity Work Group Meeting This Week

MEETING DATE: APR 3, 2020 | 1 - 2 PM PDT | Ca. Dept. of Aging

Greeting from the California Department of Aging.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s so important that we remain connected and have opportunities to support one another in our efforts to protect and support older adults and persons with disabilities, along with their families and caregivers.

We would like to extend an invitation to attend this Friday’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA) Health Equity Work Group conference call. The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on, and worsened, many persistent social inequities, including isolation and loneliness.

Collectively, must take action to ensure that all older adults have access to culturally responsive resources, support, and services so that they may remain safe in their homes, while also feeling connected. On Friday, the MPA Equity Work Group will convene for a thoughtful discussion focused on strategies to advance equity for older adults now, as well as moving forward.

If you have a moment, we recommend you read Justice in Aging’s latest blog post which calls for a COVID-19 response that is grounded in equity.

This meeting will be held via ZOOM.

  • April 3, 2020
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • For computer audio, please use this link: https://zoom.us/j/104854625
  • For phone audio, please dial (888) 788 0099 and enter the Meeting ID: 104 854 625
  • Please stay safe, and stay connected.

Warmly,
The CDA Team

 

Master Plan for Aging Updates

APR 1, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Aging

CDA remains committed to ensuring the development of California’s Master Plan for Aging with the Cabinet, our stakeholders, and the public. However, given the urgency and scale of the COVID-19 outbreak and statewide response, the MPA activities remain postponed and timelines will be adjusted accordingly.

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC ) intends to reconvene on May 28th.. The adjusted timeline, as well as rescheduled meetings and webinars, will be announced as soon as possible. We are grateful for your patience during these unprecedented times.

Although we are taking a temporary pivot to COVID-19, the MPA continues to accept public and stakeholder comments and recommendations via the following links:
Submit comments related to the Master Plan for Aging here
Submit detailed recommendation for the Master Plan for Aging here

 

Guidance Relating to Non-Discrimination in Medical Treatment for Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

MAR 30, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Health Care Services (DHCS) | Issue Guidance

Dear Stakeholders,
The Departments of Health Care Services (DHCS), Public Health (CDPH), and Managed Health Care (DMHC) issued guidance related to non-discrimination in medical treatment for the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

The State of California understands that people with disabilities are concerned that medical providers might consider an individual’s disability status when determining which patients to treat if hospitals or other health care facilities experience a surge of patients needing life-saving care. This joint bulletin reminds health care providers and payers that rationing care based on a person’s disability status is impermissible and unlawful under both federal and state law.

The departments will closely monitor and assess appropriate next steps to ensure the safety of Medi-Cal beneficiaries, health plan enrollees, medical providers, and California communities in general.

Thank you,
DHCS

 

IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES (IHSS) PROGRAM SOCIAL WORKER OVERTIME AND IHSS AND ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES OUTREACH DUE TO COVID-19

MAR 30, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services | All County Letter 20-30

The purpose of this letter is to provide guidance to counties on In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) social worker overtime and IHSS and Adult Protective Services (APS) outreach during the COVID-19 crisis. All of the guidelines and policies set forth in this ACL are effective immediately upon release of this ACL and continue in force through June 30, 2020.

 

SUBMISSION OF HEALTH CARE CERTIFICATION FORM (SOC 873) DURING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE

MAR 30, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services | ALL COUNTY INFORMATION NOTICE NO. I-28-20

Purpose
This All-County Information Notice (ACIN) provides guidance to counties regarding the submission of Health Care Certifications (SOC 873) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

 

POLICY GUIDANCE FOR COMMUNITY-BASED ADULT SERVICES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

MARCH 2020 | Dept. of Health Care Services (DHCS) | APL 20-007

Purpose
The purpose of this All Plan Letter (APL) is to provide Medi-Cal managed care health plans (MCPs) with policy guidance regarding the temporary authorization of Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) provided telephonically, in members’ homes, and individually in centers, in lieu of congregate services provided at CBAS centers, during the period of this current public health emergency. This guidance is being provided in response to public health stay-at-home and social distancing guidance and directives resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. This APL outlines mechanisms by which CBAS centers may continue to provide services to CBAS members now remaining at home. Finally, the APL addresses reimbursement for these temporary services, as well as reporting requirements for CBAS centers.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE APL-20-007 HERE

 

Guidance for Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) In Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

MAR 28, 2020 | Ca. Dept. for Aging - CBAS | ACL 20-06

Purpose
This All Center Letter (ACL) provides policy guidance for the temporary provision of CBAS services telephonically, in participants’ homes, and individually in centers, in lieu of congregate services provided at CBAS centers. This guidance is provided in context to the public health stay at home orders in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This ACL outlines mechanisms for providing services to CBAS participants now remaining at home. It outlines service options that may be delivered by CBAS providers in lieu of traditional CBAS services during the period of this current public health emergency. Finally, the ACL addresses approval and reporting requirements under consideration for reimbursement of these temporary services.

Our goal is to continue to partner with CBAS providers, enabling you to redesign service delivery to those at greatest risk, in the safest possible manner during this time of COVID-19 outbreak.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ACL-20-06 HERE

 

Regulatory Update for Social Worker Definition and Services

MAR 26, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Public health (CDPH) | AFL 20-29

Summary:
This AFL informs ADHCs, ICFs, ICF/DDs, HHAs, and referral agencies of updated regulations, effective April 1, 2020. The updated regulations define "social worker," including the "services" a social worker can provide.

NOTE OF CAUTION FROM LYDIA MISSAELIDES:
This AFL does not change ADHC social work definition. It restates what is in statute H&S code 1570. 7 (p) and reiterates that unlicensed people have to stay within their scope of practice.

 

Temporary Suspension of Monthly Statistical Summary Report (MSSR) Reporting

MMAR 26, 2020 | Ca. Department of Aging (CDA) CBAS Branch | ACL 20-05

Purpose:
This All Center Letter (ACL) is to notify CBAS providers of the temporary suspension of MSSR reporting.

Background:
CBAS providers are required to submit the MSSR by the 10th of each month, for the previous month’s data, to the CDA CBAS Branch. The current COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on CBAS provider operations, resulting in the temporary halt or redesign of service delivery to participants.

What Does This Mean for CBAS Providers?
Due to these unprecedented circumstances statewide, CDA is suspending the monthly MSSR reporting requirement for 60 days. This suspension is in effect for the reporting periods of March and April. CDA will provide further guidance should this suspension need to be extended.

Questions
Please contact the CBAS branch if you have any questions: (916) 419-7545; cbascda@aging.ca.gov

 

Guidance for Limiting the Transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Adult Day Health Centers (This AFL supersedes AFL 20-27)

MAR 23, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) | AFL 20-27.1

SUMMARY:

  • This AFL provides guidance for adult day health centers (ADHCs) to mitigate and prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

  • This AFL supersedes AFL 20-27 to update gathering and visitation guidance.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE AFL-20-27.1 HERE

 

REVISED: Temporary Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) In Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency – Guidance Forthcoming, PENDING CMS Approval

MAR 23, 2020 | Ca. Dept. for Aging - CBAS | ACL 20-04, Revised

Purpose
This All Center Letter (ACL) is to notify you that CDA will be issuing policy guidance in the form of an ACL, pending CMS approval for the temporary provision of CBAS services, including telephonic and in-home, in lieu of congregate services. Guidance for Provision of CBAS Services Pending CMS Approval

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ACL-20-04, Revised HERE

 

GOVERNOR'S LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP - March 22, 2020

MAR 23, 2020 | CALIFORNIA DISABILITY-SENIOR COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK (CDCAN) | LETTER

Purpose
Requesting Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for California

 

CCLD has released a new Provider Information Notice: PIN 20-07-CCLD SUSPENSION OF ALL ANNUAL INSPECTIONS TO ALLOW TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR LICENSEES REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS 2019 DISEASE (COVID-19)

MAR 21, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services - CCLD | PIN 20-07-CCLD

Primary Audience:
ALL COMMUNITY CARE LICENSED PROVIDERS

Summary:
PIN 20-07-CCLD announces the suspension of all community care licensing annual inspections to allow the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) focus its resources on containing and mitigating COVID-19 impacts. This PIN also announces that a Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) and a registered nurse from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will jointly make scheduled visits to every Residential Care Facility for the Elderly and Adult Residential Facility to provide technical assistance.

If you have any questions regarding this PIN, please contact your local Regional Office.

 

Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) sent a request for approval for additional Section 1135 Waiver flexibilities

MAR 19, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Health Care Services (DHCS) | Letter

A brief note from CAADS Executive Director, Christin Hemann, MAG:

We know that over the past two weeks, in response to COVID-19 Adult Day Centers have had to quickly evaluate their evolving situation and figure out what to do. Those decisions have not come easily, especially as centers continue to have to adapt to meet their evolving needs during this time. CAADS has been in close communication with all of our state partners, and they have been working very hard to provide assistance and guidance to centers and share the same commitment to continue to provide services for our state’s most at risk population.

On Thursday, March 19th the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) sent a request for approval for additional Section 1135 Waiver flexibilities related to COVID-19 to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These flexibilities are in addition to the request submitted from DHCS on March 16, 2020. Because circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 emergency remain quite fluid, DHCS may subsequently request approval for additional flexibilities as the needs arise.

Please note that on page two of the waiver request, DHCS requests flexibility for the Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) Benefit and Individual Plan of Care. And, page three requests approval for payments to network providers where telehealth/telephonic service is medically appropriate and feasible. It’s important to note that CMS approval is pending, and DHCS would need approval of the 1135 Waiver before they can issue any guidance.

Events are moving at a rapid pace, and CAADS will continue to provide our members with the most up to date COVID-19 information and guidance as we receive it.

 

STATEWIDE WAIVERS FOR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

MAR 18, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services (CDSS) | PIN 20-08-ASC

SUMMARY: PIN 20-08-ASC provides guidance to Adult and Senior Care (ASC) licensees regarding the implementation of updated or additional statewide waivers for certain licensing statutes and regulations.

The situation surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to rapidly change. This PIN provides updated or additional statewide waivers for certain licensing requirements applicable to ASC settings without the need for providers to make an individual request, and subject to the waiver terms and conditions set forth in this PIN.

Read the entire PIN 20-08-ASC HERE

 

DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVE ON REQUIREMENTS WAIVED DUE TO COVID-19 AND ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE

MAR 18, 2020 | Health & Human Services Agency - DDS | LETTER

Primary Audience: REGIONAL CENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

This supersedes the March 18, 2020, correspondence on this subject.

Pursuant to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Proclamation of a State of Emergency dated March 4, 2020, and Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-25-20 issued on March 12, 2020, the Director of the Department of Developmental Services (Department) issues this Directive to regional centers waiving certain requirements of the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (Lanterman Act) and/or certain provisions of Title 17, Division 2 of the California Code of Regulations (Title 17). The Department recognizes that to ensure the health, welfare and safety of regional center consumers and the general population, there may be instances where consumers, regional centers, and service providers will need flexibility to receive and provide services and supports.

The intent of this Directive is to provide regional centers and service providers the greatest flexibility to support consumers and their families. Services to individuals are a priority and regional centers and service providers are working with their consumers and community to identify alternative approaches to support those in greatest need during this unprecedented time.

Read the ENTIRE Letter HERE

 

CCLD has released PIN 20-06-CCLD CANCELLATION OF COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING MEETINGS

MAR 18, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services - CCLD | PIN 20-06-CCLD

Primary Audience:

  • ALL COMMUNITY CARE PROVIDERS
  • ALL CCLD STAFF

Summary:
PIN 20-06-CCLD provides information to all Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) program staff regarding cancellations of all public meetings due to the spread of COVID-19.

If you have any questions regarding this PIN, please contact your local Regional Office.

 

The Master Plan for Aging Update

MAR 18, 2020 | Ca. Dept of Aging - Master Plan for Aging

Greetings!

In light of the COVID19 developments, the California Department of Aging (CDA) is temporarily pausing its Master Plan for Aging (MPA) activities through the remainder of the month of March. This will allow for efforts and resources to focus on protecting California’s older adults, people with disabilities, families, caregivers, and providers from COVID19. CDA will provide further updates on the MPA process in due course. Please note that the following upcoming activities are postponed (future dates TBD):

  • March 19 Research Subcommittee Meeting
  • March 18 & March 25 Webinar Wednesdays (Topics: Civic & Social Engagement and Geriatric Medicine Workforce)
  • Submission of the final Long-Term Services and Supports Stakeholder Report to the Administration

We are grateful for your understanding and continued engagement in the MPA. Please keep yourselves and your community safe and healthy by following the COVID19 guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health. You may also visit CDA’s homepage for regularly updated links for information specific to those most at risk, including those with access and functional needs, older adults, and people with disabilities.

For additional information, please contact MPA Project Director Amanda Lawrence, Amanda.lawrence@aging.ca.gov

The MPA Team

 

Frequently Asked Questions - #2 Guidance for the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

MAR 17, 2020 | Ca. Dept. for Aging - MSSP | MSSP FAQ #2

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE Frequently Asked Questions - #2 HERE

 

REQUEST FOR SECTION 1135 WAIVER FLEXIBILITIES RELATED TO NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) NATIONAL EMERGENCY/PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

MAR 16, 2020 | Dept. of Health Care Services (DHCS) | Letter to CMS

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) writes to request approval for the below detailed flexibilities under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 1320b-5) as related to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). As you know, the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020, and was previously declared a nationwide public health emergency on January 31, 2020 (retroactive to January 27, 2020).

Read the ENTIRE LETTER HERE

1135 Waiver At A Glance

And in related news, as of MAR 17, 2020: CMS Approves First State Request for 1135 Medicaid Waiver in Florida

 

PREVENTION, CONTAINMENT, MITIGATION MEASURES, AND STATEWIDE WAIVER FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID19)

MAR 13, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services (CDSS) | PIN 20-07-ASC

While the situation surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to rapidly change, this PIN provides general recommendations for prevention, containment, and mitigation of COVID-19 for ASC facilities and guidance regarding a statewide waiver for certain licensing requirements.

Note: At the time of this PIN’s release, the State of California is implementing mitigation measures. Please see Scenario Three (3) below.

Always follow any guidance or instructions from health care providers, the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and local health departments.

Read the entire PIN 20-07-ASC HERE

 

California Employment Development Department Issues New Coronavirus Guidance
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)-RELATED QUESTIONS

MAR 11, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Health and Human Services (CHHS-CCLD)
PIN 20-05-CCLD

CCLD has released a new Provider Information Notice: PIN 20-05-CCLD (COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)-RELATED QUESTIONS).

Primary Audience:
ALL COMMUNITY CARE FACILITY PROVIDERS AND LICENSEES
Summary:
PIN 20-05-CCLD announces a dedicated Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) e-mail address available to all licensees, providers, and the public to use in asking questions related to COVID-19.

An electronic copy of PIN 20-05-CCLD (COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)-RELATED QUESTIONS) is available for viewing/downloading by clicking on the following link:
PIN 20-05-CCLD (COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)-RELATED QUESTIONS)

Previous PINs are available at the CCLD website

If you have any questions regarding this PIN, please contact your local Regional Office.

 

GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY TO ADDRESS NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

MAR 6, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Health and Human Services (CHHS-CCLD)
PIN 20-04-CCLD

On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom issued a Proclamation of a State of Emergency (“Proclamation”) for California in response to a rising number of cases of COVID-19 in California. The Proclamation permits the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to address the needs of community care facilities, child day care facilities, and residential care facilities for the elderly, within its jurisdiction, allowing for waivers of any provisions of the Health and Safety Code or Welfare and Institutions Code, accompanying regulations, interim licensing standards, or other written policies or procedures with respect to the use, licensing, or approval of licensed facilities.

For purposes of the emergency waiver authority, licensed or approved facilities include: child day care facilities, children’s residential facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, residential care facilities for the chronically ill, adult care facilities, the administrator certification training program, home care services, and the trustline program.

Waivers requested pursuant to the Proclamation will be considered on a case-bycase basis, and if granted, will be posted on the Department's website.

CDSS may permit waivers related to COVID-19 as it deems necessary. For example, waivers may pertain to:

  • late payment of fees;
  • Rebuilding and grounds requirements;
  • personnel requirements;
  • restricting visitors;
  • limitations on the license, including limiting admission or capacity during a time period following virus exposure;
  • administrator certification training vendor requirements;
  • alternate programs, services, procedures, equipment or space; and
  • provisions necessary to ensure the ability to continue providing services with a conditional or provisional license.

A request for a waiver should be in writing and include sufficient information to support your request. The request should explain how the health and safety of persons in care will be maintained with the requested waiver. If you would like to request a waiver pursuant to the Proclamation of a State of Emergency, please contact your local Regional Office or other designated CDSS program contact:


PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PIN 20-04-CCLD FOR ALL OF THE DETAILS

 

CAADS Alert: Coronavirus

MAR 6, 2020 | California Association for Adult Day Services

Member Alert now available

 

GUIDANCE ON 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OR COVID-19

MAR 5, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services (CDSS) | PIN 20-04-ASC

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel virus that has been spreading worldwide. Community-acquired cases have now been confirmed in California. We are gaining more understanding of COVID-19’s epidemiology, clinical course, immunogenicity, and other factors as time progresses, and the situation is changing daily. The CDPH is in the process of monitoring COVID-19, conducting testing with local and federal partners, and providing guidance and resources to prevent, detect and respond to the occurrence of COVID-19 cases in California.

At this time, community transmission of COVID-19 has occurred in California. Facilities should prepare for possible impacts of COVID-19 and take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases, including influenza and gastroenteritis.

This PIN includes the following topics:

  • Illness Severity
  • Reporting an Outbreak
  • Prevent the introduction of respiratory germs INTO your facility
  • Prevent the spread of respiratory germs WITHIN your facility
  • Steps to take with a suspect or possible case of COVID-19 in your facility
  • Additional Resources

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PIN 20-04-ASC FOR ALL OF THE DETAILS

 

APL-20-006 COVID-19 Screening and Testing

MAR 5, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Managed Health Care |  APL-20-006

TO: All Full-Service Commercial and Medi-Cal Health Care Service Plans

As the State of California responds to COVID-19, the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) is taking action to ensure that cost does not inhibit enrollees’ access to medically necessary screening and testing for COVID-19.

This APL covers the following topics:

  • Waiver of Cost-Sharing Amounts
  • Ensuring Enrollees Have Timely Access to Care
  • Proactive Steps

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE APL-20-006 FOR ALL OF THE DETAILS

 

Update on Master Plan for Aging Public Comments/Recommendations

MAR 5, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Aging (CDA)

Together We EngAGE is grateful to have received so many thoughtful comments and recommendations on how the Master Plan for Aging (MPA) should be designed and executed. Your voices are critical to this process and your ideas are helping to build a more equitable, age-friendly, and disability-friendly California for all.

The MPA’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) is currently working on their recommendations for MPA Goal Areas 2 (Livable Communities & Purpose), 3 (Health & Well-Being), and 4 (Economic Security & Safety). These recommendations will be formally presented in May. To ensure that your input is heard during this important phase of the MPA planning process, we strongly encourage you to submit your comments and policy recommendations by March 19 through the Together We EngAGE website.

The state will continue to welcome public and stakeholder comments and recommendations after March 19 through the website and the SAC meetings (either in-person or via phone). All of the MPA meetings are public, so please view the EngageCA calendar for more information. You are also invited to join us for our Webinar Wednesday events and submit your comments in the webinar’s chat box. We will continue to host a webinar on a new topic every Wednesday from 9:30 am – 11:00 am through April 22.

Thank you for your interest and participation in this exciting process. We couldn’t do it without you! Please save the date of June 17 for the Together We Engage capstone event that will be live streamed from Sacramento. Details on how you can participate are forthcoming.

 

Guidance for Healthcare Facilities on Preparing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

MAR 3, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) | AFL 20-17

CDC Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Community transmission has been confirmed in California, although the extent of transmission remains unknown. California healthcare facilities should follow the CDC’s Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States

Click HERE to read the complete AFL 20-17

 

Your Donations Help!

Three (3) great opportunities to further support Adult Day Services:

  • CAADS | State Advocacy Fund
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Learn more and DONATE today -- thank you!


CAADS

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CAADS - A.L.E.

ALE logoThe Alliance for Leadership and Education (A.L.E.) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit arm of CAADS. Its mission is to advance innovation and quality in Adult Day Service through research and analysis, education and training, and leadership for the benefit of consumers and their caregivers.


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NATIONAL ADULT DAY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (NADSA)

CAADS is a proud member of the National Adult Day Services Association.

California representatives currently serving on the NADSA Board of Directors:

Corinne Jan, RN, PHN (NADSA Chair)
CEO, Family Bridges
Oakland, CA

Kathleen Kolenda (NADSA Treasurer)
Vice President, Adult Day Services Easterseals Southern California
Irvine, CA

Amanda Sillars, MSW, LCSW
CEO, Total ADHC Solutions, Inc.
Thousand Oaks




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For help, call the VA Caregiver Support Line (toll-free):

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For more Information and Resources visit their WEBSITE

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Call DHCS Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline:

1-800-822-6222

The call is free and you can remain anonymous.




TO FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST A HEALTH CARE FACILITY LICENSED BY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Use the California Department of Public Health's Cal Health Find website
or
call, write, fax the Center for Health Care Quality,
Licensing and Certification District Office nearest you.




FREE FRAUD PREVENTION EDUCATION

The California Senior Medicare Patrol offers free fraud prevention education throughout the state.
To schedule a presentation, call 855-613-7080

See the SMP/Medicare fraud section at www.cahealthadvocates.org, for more information on ways to protect yourself from healthcare fraud and how to detect it.

If you come across any suspicious activity,

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Pepper Hamilton LLP 
By Judith L. O'Grady, Sharon R. Klein and Abigail L. Yeo

Your questions answered about the lockdown: Can I go camping? Do I have to file my taxes? What about the DMV?
MAR 15, 2020
CalMatters.org 
By Nigel Duara

Look for novel coronavirus treatments first, experts say, and vaccines are further off than you think
MAR 13, 2020
FiercePharma
By Eric Sagonowsky
TAGS:
covid-19 | vaccine development

What should the autism community know about the coronavirus outbreak?
MAR 4, 2020
AutismSpeaks.org

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VIDEOS / PODCASTS

Palliative Care

Palliative Care Video
Serious illness impacts all facets of a person’s life. Palliative care, which focuses on providing relief from symptoms and stress of serious illness, offers an extra layer of support. This video explains how.


The Importance of Geriatric Care

The Importance of Geriatric Care
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Tech tips for our aging population


Seniors Embracing Technology Video

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Senior community explores the world with virtual reality

Seniors explore virtual  reality
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More younger people forced to step into caregiver role amid earlier Alzheimer's diagnoses

Millinial Caregivers
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Human Kindness--it just flows around here
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Click to view the clip from CAADS 25th anniversary video
Honoring Adult Day Services pioneers and those they serve.

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