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MAY IS OLDER AMERICANS MONTH
CAADS Fall Conference & Annual Membership Meeting
Adult Day Health Care:
For those who think Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) is just day care…think again! Read Russell D. Foster's featured article in MAZARS USA HEALTHCARE TRENDS,Sept 2017.
The Effect of Adult Day Program Attendance on Emergency Room Registrations, Hospital Admission and Days in Hospital: A Propensity-Matching Study
Research by Ronald Kelly, PhD finds a decreased reliance on costly health care services by seniors who attend adult day programs. Read Abstract and Full Article | JUN 2017 | The Gerontologist, Volume 57, Issue 3, Pgs 552–562.
HELP II Loan Program -- Affordable Capital
The HELP II Loan Program, administered by the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) within the State Treasurer’s Office, offers low cost loans to assist eligible health facilities wanting to expand and improve services to their clients and the greater community. Learn more at www.treasurer.ca.gov/chffa/programs/help.
What's New . . . MAY 18, 2018
Federal Government Delivers Additional Funding for Alzheimer's Research, Caregiver Support and Wandering Prevention
MAY 17, 2018 | Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)
Congress’ work in passing a budget deal paid real dividends for those living with dementia and their family caregivers. The spending package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 included historic increases for both Alzheimer’s disease clinical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and caregiver services and support programs. In addition, a number of AFA’s policy priorities were included in the various legislative packages that led up to the final bill.
Next CCI Stakeholder Webinar Set for June 28
HOST: California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
Please join the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for the next Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) stakeholder webinar. During the webinar, we will review the new performance dashboard and the latest Cal MediConnect enrollment information, report on the progress of the comprehensive strategy, and discuss other timely topics. We would also like to hear your feedback and answer any questions or concerns.
Please send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gubernatorial Hopefuls Look To Health Care For Election Edge
MAY 11, 2018 | California Healthline | Pauline Bartolone
California’s leading gubernatorial candidates agree that health care should work better for Golden State residents: Insurance should be more affordable, costs are unreasonably high, and robust competition among hospitals, doctors and other providers could help lower prices, they told California Healthline.
What they don’t agree on is how to achieve those goals — not even the Democrats who represent the state’s dominant party. MORE
Coordinating Care for Duals Through Cal MediConnect
MAY 9, 2018 | University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley
A new evaluation of the Cal MediConnect program has been released, Coordinating Care for Duals Through Cal MediConnect. The report summarizes how care coordination is implemented, successes with the benefit, and the challenges. It includes eleven recommendations to improve the delivery and effectiveness of care coordination.
DHCS Releases Duals Plan Letter Updating Transportation Benefit
MAY 7, 2018 | California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) finalized the Duals Plan Letter (DPL) that provides clarification and guidance about changes to Medi-Cal Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) and Non-Medical Transportation (NMT) services.
Beneficiaries now have access to non-medical transportation beyond the 30 one-way trips originally covered. Cal MediConnect plans, like Medi-Cal plans, must now ensure that members have unlimited transportation to medically necessary services.
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Your Donations Help!
Three (3) great opportunities to further support Adult Day Services:
Learn more and DONATE today -- thank you!
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.
The 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.
NATIONAL ADULT DAY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (NADSA)
CAADS is a proud member of the National Adult Day Services Association.
Three representatives from California currently serve on the NADSA Board of Directors:
CARING FOR A VETERAN?
For help, call the VA Caregiver Support Line (toll-free):
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:
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
FREE FRAUD PREVENTION EDUCATION
The California Senior Medicare Patrol offers free fraud prevention education throughout the state.
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,
California Association for Adult Day Services
Videos / Podcasts
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Seniors and Children Find Inspiration Together at a Day Care With a Heartwarming New Approach
What is an Adult Day Health Care Center? One of San Diego's Best Kept Secrets...
This is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like
Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget Has Only Modest Boost For Health Care
L.A. County Unlawfully Terminated Thousands Of Medi-Cal Recipients, Court Rules
Where California’s candidates for governor stand on fixing health care
ONEgeneration And Grandparents As Parents (GAP) Align To Expand Reach and Program Offerings
'What if he outlives me?': When parents die, children with disabilities have uncertain futures
Proposal would create long-term care benefit for Medicare beneficiaries
Medicare Advantage Plans Can Pay for Many LTC Services in 2019:
Lydia Missaelides, MHA