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JAN 16 | CAADS WEBINAR: Adult Day Services, Part Two: Self Care: Taking Care of YOU!
Members FREE | Register on Members-Only page
Non-members $25 | Registration form: FILL IN :: WRITE-ON

SAVE THE DATES for 2020!
April 15-17 | CAADS SPRING CONFERENCE | Concord/Walnut Creek Hilton

CAADS Education Committee invites you to submit a presentation proposal for the 2020 Spring Conference and Annual Meeting to be held April 15 - 17, 2020 at the Concord / Walnut Creek Hilton Hotel in Concord, CA.

We are looking for dynamic presentations that share industry best practices, challenge our thinking and moves the profession of adult day services forward.

Proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

The Education Committee will review the collected proposals and will make selections based on a rating scale. The submission of a proposal is not a guarantee of selection. If your proposal is accepted, CAADS will contact you by February 26, 2020.

Follow this LINK to submit your proposal.

WEBINAR RECORDING & HANDOUTS -- Part 1: Adult Day Services – Supporting the Family Caregiver
CAADS Members: FREE | Non-member: $25

THE CAADS HISTORY & PHYSICAL FORM — A CDA-Approved Standardized Tool
Frequently Asked Questions | Order Form Fill-in : Write-on

What's New . . . January 16, 2020

Master Plan for Aging Meeting January 21, 2020

JAN 16, 2020 | CA Dept. of Aging (CDA)

The Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 21, in Sacramento. The meeting will be open to the public and will include time for public comments.

The Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting

  • Location: The California Endowment
  • 1414 K Street
  • Sacramento, California
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Join via smart phone, tablet or computer
  • Join by phone (listen-only): (888) 788-0099 Webinar ID: 878 704 097

Meeting Materials:
Additional meeting materials will be posted on the CHHS Together We EngAGE website when they are available.

CDA Together We Engage

Applications Being Accepted for New Equity Work Group (EWG)
The Master Plan for Aging (MPA) Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) and the California Department of Aging (CDA) are forming a new Equity Work Group (EWG) to advise on MPA deliverables through an equity lens, in keeping with the MPA vision, mission, and values and the changing demographics of aging.

The EWG will meet a projected four times in the next six months to advise on the MPA deliverables, with participation either in person in Sacramento or via Zoom webinar. The first meeting is scheduled for February 13, 2020.

Rigo Saborio, St. Barnabas Senior Services, and Kevin Prindiville, Justice in Aging, are co-coordinating the EWG with CDA. SAC members Catherine Blakemore, Cheryl Brown, Berenice Nunez Constant, and Darrick Lam will also serve on the EWG.

The EWG will include approximately 16 members – eight SAC members, and eight non-SAC members. To fill out the remaining seats, we are seeking two additional SAC members, and eight non-SAC members.

People interested in serving on the new EWG should complete this form by January 21, 2020. Applicants will be notified by the end of January.


Resources to Build Programs and Skills in Generalist Palliative Care

JAN 16, 2020 | California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) | FULL Publication

All people with serious illness should have access to palliative care, beginning early in their illness and delivered in conjunction with disease-oriented treatments. Palliative care focuses on improving quality of life for people with serious illness and their families, including managing physical symptoms, addressing psychological and spiritual concerns, and ensuring that care aligns with the patient’s needs and values.

While access to care delivered by palliative care specialists with advanced training and certification has grown substantially, the needs of people with serious illness outstrip the supply of specialty palliative care services. This points to the need for “generalist” or “primary” palliative care — the integration of key palliative care processes into standard care provided by all clinicians who care for seriously ill patients, such as primary care providers, hospitalists, oncologists, surgeons, nurses, social workers, and chaplains. Generalist palliative care ensures that all seriously ill patients can access supportive services and reserves the limited resource of specialty palliative care for the most complex needs.

CHCF’s “Resources for Generalist Palliative Care” includes a guide to educational and quality-improvement programs, as well as detailed instructions and tools to conduct a needs assessment and to plan projects that integrate generalist palliative care into routine care across a range of settings.


A Chart Of All Of California’s State And City Paid Sick Leave Laws

JAN 16, 2020 | JDSupra | CHART

It’s hard work keeping up with all nine of California’s state and municipal Paid Sick Leave Laws. But Tyreen Torner has done more than kept up. She’s compiled all of their various requirements in this handy chart. Maybe you prefer looking up the requirements yourself, which is fine. We’re not here to judge. However, if you’re looking for an easy tool to determine whether the various requirements apply, we’ve got you covered.

Please see full Publication for more information.


California Department of Aging Launches EngAGE CA to expand public engagement in development of Governor Newsom’s 2020 Master Plan for Aging

JAN 14, 2020 | CA Dept. of Aging (CDA) invites Californians to share their vision for building an age- and disability-friendly California. CDA Together We Engage

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Aging (CDA) announced the launch today of an updated engagement campaign,, that encourages Californians to share their vision for a new Master Plan for Aging that will promote an age friendly California.

With the state’s 65-and-older population projected to grow to 8.6 million people by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order last summer calling for the development of a Master Plan for Aging by October 2020. The Governor’s newly released proposal for the 2020-21 budget underscores the urgent need for this effort—noting that the state’s demographics are changing rapidly, with the ratio of older adults to younger adults expected to nearly double in the next 10 years. For the first time ever, the Administration is also projecting the state’s population could stop growing in the next forty years.

Click HERE to read the full announcement


Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: December 2019

DEC 30, 2019 | Cal Duals

The Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative Monthly Update: December 2019 is now available.


CDA-Community Based Adult Services Updates

DEC 13, 2019 | CA Dept. of Aging, CBAS Branch | Update

Happy Holidays from the California Department of Aging, CBAS Branch!


Facility Emergency Contact and All Facilities Letter (AFL) - Recipient Information

DEC 9, 2019 | CA Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) | AFL 19-38

To improve emergency communication CDPH is requesting all facilities provide contact information for a designated emergency contact. The emergency contact must be reachable and able to respond 24 hours a day.

CDPH encourages facilities to sign-up with their respective county emergency medical services agency and/or local department of public health emergency communications system.

In addition to an emergency contact, CDPH encourages all facilities to provide contact information for a designated AFL recipient. The AFL recipient may be anyone designated by the facility as the primary recipient for departmental communications.

Please use the following Survey Monkey link to provide the requested contact information:

Emergency Contact Information Survey

Designation of an individual as a facility’s emergency contact, and the providing of that individual’s contact information for inclusion in the California Health Alert Network (CAHAN) is voluntary. To every extent possible, personally identifiable information submitted will be kept confidential subject to the provisions of state and federal laws including, but not limited to, the California Information Practices Act of 1977, and only used for the purposes stated herein.

Complete AFL 19-38


Permanent Reauthorization of Money Follows the Person Program Introduced in U.S. Senate

DEC 2019 | The Arc - California | FULL BLOG POST

The Arc celebrates a major milestone victory in our decades-long fight to bring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) out of the dark shadows of institutions to live meaningful, independent lives in the communities of their choice among their family members and peers, with appropriate supports and services.


Your Donations Help!

Three (3) 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!


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


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



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 / Hong Fook Centers

Lydia Missaelides, MHA (NADSA Treasurer)
Executive Director of the Alliance for Leadership and Education

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


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To schedule a presentation, call 855-613-7080

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

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‘Master Plan on Aging’ Bills Take Effect
Home Health Care News
By Joyce Famakinwa
JAN 7, 2020

Adult Day Industry Trending Toward For-Profit Status, 2020 Boom
Disrupt - Home Health Care News
By Robert Holly
OCT 23, 2019

Voices: How Should California Address The Needs Of Its Aging Population?
California Healthline
By Anna Almendrala and Ana B. Ibarra
SEPT 17, 2019

Assemblymember Holden Scores Early Victories for People with Developmental Disabilities
The Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Journal
AUG 29, 2019

New California Alzheimer’s task force led by Maria Shriver has a high-profile lineup
The Sacramento Bee
By Cathie Anderson
AUG 9, 2019

State Lawmakers Eye Federal Dollars To Boost Mental Health Counseling By Peers
Kaiser Health News
By Rob Waters
JUL 1, 2019

A silver wave? California braces for elderly boom that could overburden state
The Sacramento Bee
Mila Jasper and Phillip Reese
JUN 14, 2019

For Help With Long-Term Care Costs, Look To The States
Chris Farrell, Contributor | Next Avenue Contributor Group
MAY 10, 2019

Understanding Loneliness In Older Adults — And Tailoring A Solution
Kaiser Health News
Judith Graham
MAR 14, 2019

A Growing American Crisis: Who Will Care for the Baby Boomers?
Jay Newton-Small
FEB 15, 2019

Gavin Newsom Calls For ‘Master Plan On Aging’ In California
Capital Public Radio
Chris Nichols
FEB 15, 2019



LGBTQ seniors face critical challenges accessing aging services
JAN 10, 2020
By Lainey Millen
adult daycare | adult education | aging | Department of Aging and Adult Services | in-home support | lgbtq | On Lok

Medicare Advantage Plans Offering Palliative Care Quadrupled for 2020
JAN 9, 2020
Hospice News
By Jim Parker
palliative care | home-based palliative care | medicare advantage | determinants of health | CHRONIC Act | adult daycare

Occupational Therapy Improves Life for People with Dementia
JAN 6, 2020
Posted by: U. Queensland
caregivers | dementia | older adults | quality of life

Caring for yourself while caring for a person living with dementia
DEC 31, 2019
Winston-Salem Journal
By Kim Wilson, MSW, LCSW
caregiver | caregiving | emotional well-being | self-care

The Clock is Running: It’s Time for Healthcare Employers to Reassess Their Workers’ Employment Status
DEC 20, 2019
Written by: Buchalter
AB 5 | ABC test | Dynamex | gig economy | reclassification assessment | Borello test

Valley Fever Cases Climb In California’s Central Valley — And Beyond
DEC 16, 2019
California Healthline
By Barbara Feder-Ostrov and Harriet Blair Rowan

Industry Voices—Nutrition is a 'blind spot' in patient care that needs prioritizing
DEC 16, 2019
By Hakim Bouzamondo
prioritizing nutrition | risk for malnutrition | adults at risk | nutrition blind spot | nutrition intervention

As His Wife’s Caregiver, A Doctor Discovers What’s Missing At Health Care’s Core
DEC 5, 2019
Kaiser Health News
By Judith Graham
family caregiving | long-term care system | navigating aging

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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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