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CAADS Virtual Fall Conference 2020
Sponsorship Opportunities for CAADS Virtual Fall Conference

CAADS is working hard to prepare for our upcoming Virtual Fall Conference, November 17 – 19, 2020. We need your support as a sponsor and hope that you can find the right fit in one or our three categories. Please see the attached flyer and of course, I am here to help and answer any questions you might have! Our list of courses and an agenda will be available early next week.

I hope you are doing well, staying safe and keeping healthy,

Pam
Manager of Education and Events


WEDNESDAY, SEPT 23, 2020 | 10:30 - 12 PM PDT
ALEwebtalk Part 14: Innovation Celebration #2!

WHAT WE WILL COVER
Hard to believe it has been six months of providing Temporary Alternative Services. Whether you work for a CBAS or an Adult Day Program, the basics of keeping participants and families safe while staying connected and meeting ongoing or emerging needs is the same. This is a perfect time to showcase what you have been doing with our second Innovation Celebration webinar!

We will learn about:

  • Creative remote activities and staff produced videos
  • Using Zoom effectively for your team and participants
  • Team building and ideas for acknowledging loss and grief
  • Intergenerational programming and what we can learn from child care centers
  • A drive through flu clinic sponsored by a CBAS in partnership with a local pharmacy

We also hope to inspire and motivate you to share for a future webinar what you have created to adapt your services during this unprecedented time. Invite your team to join us for our second Innovation Celebration!

PRESENTERS:
Lydia Missaelides, MHA , Executive Director, Alliance for Leadership and Education
Provider Panel (confirmed to date):
Anna Swift, LCSW, Director – Adult Daycare, ONEgeneration Van Nuys
Lenore Gotelli, Program Director, ActiveLife ADHC, Stockton
Tatyana Kheyfets, Program Director Golden Castle, Palo Alto

CAADS Members: No Charge (A benefit of membership)
Non-member: $129 per registration
REGISTRATION FORM

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


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What's New . . . September 21, 2020

Reimagining Aging in America: A Blueprint to Create Health and Economic Security for Older Adults

SEPT 21, 2020 | U.S. Senator Bob Casey - Ranking Member, Senate Special Committee on Aging | REPORT

Dear Friends:
Today, I released a report that explores how the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the challenges seniors face as they age and provides a blueprint for how to create health and economic security for older Americans..

The policy recommendations contained in this blueprint would remove barriers to accessing affordable health care, help older adults build and maintain a secure retirement and ensure all seniors can benefit from critical social services.

For far too long, seniors, particularly seniors of color and low-income seniors, have faced systemic barriers to aging with dignity in America. Now, more than ever, it is time to reimagine the services necessary to allow Americans to age with dignity. We must implement solutions to these problems. I hope that this report will be the start of a national conversation.

Sincerely,

Robert P. Casey, Jr.
United States Senator
Ranking Member, Senate Special Committee on Aging

 

Non-Emergency Transportation during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

SEPT 14, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) | AFL 20-70

SUMMARY:
This AFL provides recommendations to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for non-emergency transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SNFs are responsible for providing care to residents and must ensure residents are able to attend medical appointments. It is essential that SNFs and non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) and non-medical transportation (NMT) providers follow safety procedures and protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Read the entire AFL 20-70 HERE.

 

INFORMATIONAL CALL REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19): CASE STUDIES IN ADULT AND SENIOR CARE FACILITIES

SEPT 11, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services - CCLD | PIN 20-29-ASC

TO:
ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES

SUMMARY:
PIN 20-29-ASC announces an upcoming informational call with Adult and Senior Care (ASC) licensees on September 16, 2020 regarding COVID-19 case studies.

Read the entire PIN 20-29-ASC HERE.

 

CBAS Updates Newsletter

SEPT 8, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Aging - CBAS | Newsletter

The CBAS Updates Newsletter is digital and can be viewed in your web browser by clicking on the link provided above.

 

DISASTER RESPONSE USING THE EVERBRIDGE MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

SEPT 4, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services - CCLD | PIN 20-23-CCLD

TO:
ALL COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING FACILITY LICENSEES

Summary:
PIN 20-23-CCLD provides information on the Everbridge Mass Notification System and how it will be utilized to notify licensees during or in advance of disasters such as fires and Public Safety Power Shutoff.

Read the entire PIN 20-23-CCLD HERE

 

REGULATION UPDATE REGARDING SIMPLIFIED CRIMINAL RECORDS EXEMPTIONS

SEPT 3, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services - CCLD | PIN 20-22-CCLD

Primary Audience:
ALL ADULT CARE, SENIOR CARE, CHILD CARE AND CHILDREN’S RESIDENTIAL LICENSED PROVIDERS

Summary:
PIN 20-22-CCLD announces the adoption of the Simplified Criminal Records Exemptions regulation package.

Read the entire PIN 20-22-CCLD HERE

 

DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVE 01-083120: POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR UTILIZING ALTERNATIVE NONRESIDENTIAL SERVICES DURING THE COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY

SEPT 1, 2020 | Dept. of Developmental Services (DDS)
Complete Directive & Enclosure

TO:
REGIONAL CENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

This supersedes the Department of Developmental Services’ (Department) July 17, 2020, Directive titled, “Department Directive 01-071720: Providing and Claiming for Nonresidential Services During the State of Emergency.”

This Directive outlines the policies and procedures for reimbursement of claims for providing nonresidential services using alternative approaches during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-75-20 issued on August 24, 2020, suspends Title 17, California Code of Regulations section 54326(a)(11), as applied to payments that would otherwise be made in connection with the COVID-19 State of Emergency. The Executive Order directs the Department to develop and implement policies and procedures to allow provision of nonresidential services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Beginning September 1, 2020, regional centers and providers shall follow the policies and procedures outlined in this Directive when utilizing Alternative Nonresidential Services (Alternative Services). The purpose of these policies and procedures is to permit Alternative Services that meet the individual needs of consumers, sustain the state’s developmental services provider network, and continue receipt of federal reimbursement for services provided to consumers during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Read the DIRECTIVE* & ENCLOSURE for all of the details.

*.pdf provided as DDS has removed their direct link.

 

THE GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER AND FIRES

AUG 31, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services - CCLD | PIN 20-21-CCLD

Primary Audience:
ALL COMMUNITY CARE PROVIDERS

Summary:
PIN 20-21-CCLD provides notification of the Governor's Proclamation of a State of Emergency regarding Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) facilities and homes impacted by the extreme weather and fires in California, and the opportunity for waivers of certain licensing requirements.

Read the entire PIN 20-21-CCLD HERE

 

State Treasurer Fiona Ma Announces Approval of CHFFA COVID-19 Emergency HELP Loan

AUG 27, 2020 | California State Treasurer | PR 20:45

SACRAMENTO – California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, chair of the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA), today announced approval of the first COVID-19 Emergency HELP loan in the amount of $250,000 for Operation Samahan, Inc. (Operation Samahan) to increase space for a drive-thru clinic for COVID-19 screenings and services and to renovate an Operation Samahan-owned building in order to decrease the rent expense of utilizing a leased building.

“This inaugural loan will provide Operation Samahan with the resources needed to provide COVID-19-related services to the community as well as to improve the health center’s bottom line, which has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Treasurer Ma.

Read the entire press release HERE

 

GUARDIAN USER ACCOUNT ACCESS

AUG 19, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services - CCLD | PIN 20-20-CCLD

Primary Audience:
ALL CCLD FACILITY LICENSEES AND PROVIDERS

Summary:
PIN 20-20-CCLD provides guidance for providers on how to access Guardian and gives an introduction of the agency functionality in Guardian.

Read the entire PIN 20-20-CCLD HERE

 

NOTIFICATION OF INFORMATIONAL CALL: INFECTION PREVENTION: FOSTERING A ROBUST FRAMEWORK IN FACILITIES AND UPCOMING MONTHLY CALLS ON CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

AUG 17, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services - CCLD | PIN 20-27-ASC

Primary Audience:
ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES

Summary:
PIN 20-27-ASC announces an upcoming informational call with Adult and Senior Care (ASC) licensees on August 20, 2020 related to infection prevention and also announces monthly informational calls on various topics related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Read the entire PIN 20-27-ASC HERE

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION SAFETY NOTICE REGARDING HAND SANITIZERS CONTAINING METHANOL

AUG 3, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services - CCLD | PIN 20-18-CCLD

Primary Audience:
ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES
ALL HOME CARE ORGANIZATION LICENSEES

Summary:
PIN 20-18-CCLD provides a safety notice to all Adult and Senior Care (ASC) Program licensees and Home Care Organization (HCO) licensees regarding hand sanitizers containing methanol.

Read the entire PIN 20-18-CCLD HERE

 

FEDERAL RELIEF AVAILABLE TO LICENSEES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) EMERGENCY

JULY 31, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services - CCLD | PIN 20-17-CCLD

Primary Audience:
ALL COMMUNITY CARE PROVIDERS

Summary:
PIN 20-17-CCLD provides information on Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act federal relief that may be available to licensees experiencing economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.

Read the entire PIN 20-17-CCLD HERE

 

CCLD Quarterly Update: ADULT and SENIOR CARE PROGRAM UPDATE

JULY 29, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services - CCLD | Update

 

CAADS ALERT: New DDS Directive: Providing and Claiming for Nonresidential Services during COVID-19

JULY 23, 2020 | California Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS) | ALERT

On July 17, 2020, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) issued a new directive that extends the expiration date for "absence billings" for non-residential services to August 31, 2020. Those billings were set to expire on July 31, 2020. The directive also includes a framework for the delivery of alternative services for those non-residential services that would go into effect September 1, 2020, that, prior to the State of Emergency due to COVID-19, were provided in site-based programs.

What the new directive does:
ABSENCE BILLINGS: Extends the "absence billings" to nonresidential providers for consumer absences through August 31, 2020.

Read the entire CAADS alert HERE

 

CAADS ALERT: CAADS Releases Position Paper on DHCS’ Proposed “Long Term Care at Home" Benefit

JULY 20, 2020 | California Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS) | ALERT

The Long Term Care at Home (“LTC at Home”) Proposal was first released as a “trailer bill” proposal in May and then introduced to stakeholders by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) in June 2020. Development of this new statewide Medi-Cal benefit is currently being fast tracked, with implementation planned for early 2021, pending CMS approval.

The initial reason given for creating a new 1915(i) State Plan benefit was to “decompress” California’s skilled nursing facilities, diverting an as-yet undefined set of Medi-Cal beneficiaries from hospital settings to home by providing alternative support. The proposal provided to the Long Term Services and Supports Subcommittee in late June indicated that the initial concept has expanded to include a broader set of goals.

The medical care and home and community-based services (HCBS) to be provided through this proposed benefit would be determined by conducting person-centered assessments. While the proposal indicates that services will be tailored to individual needs, it is not clear what these services will entail nor whether this will include 24-hour health care and support as skilled nursing facilities do, as the full range of services available through this benefit has not been described.

Read the entire CAADS alert HERE

 


Your Donations Help!

Two (2) great opportunities to further support Adult Day Services:

  • CAADS | State Advocacy Fund
  • ALE | Nina M. Nolcox Scholarship Fund

Learn more and DONATE today -- thank you!


CAADS

California Association for Adult Day Services, a 501 (c) 6 non-profit grassroots-driven organization, advocates for the growth and development of adult day services in California and nationally. Centers in membership with CAADS provide innovative day programs that support individuals with physical or mental disabilities and older adults with Alzheimer's disease and their families.
Learn more about CAADS



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.


Lydia Missaelides

Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director of the Alliance for Leadership and Education




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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




CARING FOR A VETERAN?

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

1-855-260-3274

For more Information and Resources visit their WEBSITE

Mon - Fri 8 AM - 11 PM (EST) || Sat 10:30 AM - 6 PM (EST)




TO REPORT FRAUD AND ABUSE

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,

PLEASE REPORT IT AT

855-613-7080



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HIGHLIGHTED
MEDIA COVERAGE

California Voters: ‘Release and Implement the Master Plan for Aging as Part of COVID-19 Response’ Achieving Master Plan goals is the strategy to support older adults and families today
AUGUST 11, 2020
NewsWise
By The SCAN Foundation


ALE Supports Adult Day Services During COVID-19 Pandemic
JULY 21, 2020
Archstone Foundation
By Melissa Devaney


Keeping a Crucial Lifeline for Seniors Operational During the Covid-19 Shutdown
- How Self-Help for the Elderly kept their doors open for low-income seniors with a PPP Loan

JULY 17, 2020
East West Bank
By Melody Yuan


Five Reason The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Caused a Surge in Alzheimer’s Deaths
JULY 14, 2020
Being Patient
By Alexandra Marvar


Centers Without Walls: Innovative Strategies to Engage Vulnerable Older Adults during Covid-19
JULY 14, 2020
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
By Tina Sadarangani, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, Assistant Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing



RECENT
MEDIA COVERAGE

‘I Feel Cheated’ — How Boomers Are Dealing With the COVID-19 Curveball
SEPT 14, 2020
Next Avenue
By Janet Sirito


CDC director warns of major public health complications if public doesn't take flu and COVID-19 seriously
AUG 20, 2020
Fierce Health
By Robert King


Diabetes with Dementia: How to Address This Compound Condition in Older Adults - Start with cognitive assessment, then tailor a care plan
AUG 19, 2020
Cleveland Clinic - Consult QD


People with Dementia and Caregivers Share the Significant Burden of Visual Hallucinations and Paranoid Delusions, New Survey Highlights
JULY 29, 2020
Yahoo Finance
Business Wire


After COVID-19: What Housing for America’s Oldest Could Be Like
JULY 22, 2020
Next Avenue
By Bart Astor


Living Alone in Your 50s and 60s? Dementia Found to Be 30% More Likely: Study
JULY 22, 2020
The Science Times
By Carla Simmons


Large study links gum disease with dementia
JULY 9, 2020
National Institute on Aging

COVID-19 Sheds Light on Hospice, Palliative Patients Non-medical Health Needs
JULY 7, 2020
Hospice News
By Holly Vossel


MORE Media Coverage

 


VIDEOS / PODCASTS


Infographics

Long Terms Services and Supports


Here at Yolo Adult Day Health we’re all about safety! Every week we package mask based on needs!


Identifying and Managing Early Signs of Dementia | Brain Talks | Being Patient


Delirium: Quiet and Excited - Dept. of Veteran Affairs


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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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Education & Events Manager




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