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CAADS JULY 19 WEBINAR -- 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Workers' Compensation Insurance Change is Coming. How Will It Affect You?

Details and registration coming soon.

CAADS NOV 6-8 Fall Conference & Annual Membership Meeting in Anaheim

Details and registration coming in August.

Adult Day Health Care: An Unbelievable Cost Containment Resource that Is Underfunded and Underutilized

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

What's New . . . JUNE 22, 2018

Urge Congress to Honor Olmstead by Funding Money Follows the Person

JUN 21, 2018 | Justice in Aging

To celebrate the 19th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision recognizing the right of people with disabilities to live, work, and participate in their communities, advocates from across the nation are urging Congress to fund the Medicaid Money Follows the Person program.

Money Follows the Person (MFP) helps older adults and people with disabilities move out of institutions and into the community and is a common-sense way to fund Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services that improve the quality of life for people and families, and save federal dollars that would otherwise be spent in more costly institutions. The EMPOWER Care Act (S. 2227/H.R. 5306) would extend the Medicaid Money Follows the Person Program and help make Olmstead a reality!

Tell Congress to honor #Olmstead and #FundMFP

Take action June 22nd, on the Olmstead anniversary.

  1. Call your Senators and Representative at (202) 224-3121. Ask them to fund Money Follows the Person and cosponsor the EMPOWER Care Act (S. 2227/H.R. 5306).

  2. Spread the word on Social Media using #FundMFP and #Olmstead. The MFP program has already expired, so it’s important to tell your Members of Congress you want funding restored so that states don’t cut back on crucial programs that help people live in the community and with their families.

Click here for a call script, sample social media, and more information on MFP and the EMPOWER Care Act.


New Medicare Card Fraud Alert - Available in 19 Languages

JUN 2018 | California Health Advocates

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a New Medicare Fraud Alert which is translated into 18 additional languages. Californian beneficiaries have reported a substantial increase in the number of suspicious calls related to the new Medicare cards.

This alert is translated into more languages because beneficiaries who speak languages other than English are even more at risk for being scammed. Armed with this simple, clear information and 5 helpful tips, California beneficiaries can avoid being scammed and stay safe.

To view Fraud Alert in English and the following languages, click here:
Arabic | Armenian | Chinese | Farsi | French | German | Haitian | Hindi | Hmong | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Polish | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese


Justice Department’s Refusal to Defend the ACA in Court

JUN 8, 2018 | Justice in Aging

A Statement from Justice in Aging’s Executive Director Kevin Prindiville

The U.S. Department of Justice’s decision not to defend provisions of the Affordable Care Act that protect those with pre-existing conditions is an attack on the health care of older adults. Without these protections, 25 million Americans aged 50-64 may be unable to see doctors because they won’t be able to pay their much higher premiums.

Over 80 percent of adults age 55-64 have at least one pre-existing condition—their premiums will skyrocket without community rating. Without guaranteed issue of health insurance, older adults will go back to the pre-ACA days when they could be denied coverage altogether based on their health status.

The Trump Administration is now arguing that it is unconstitutional to stop insurance companies from denying coverage to older adults and those with pre-existing conditions or charging these individuals more. The Justice Department has taken the highly unusual step of arguing against its prior position, and is seeking to undermine the constitutionality of established law. This is a dangerous development. Further, the Justice Department’s indefensible legal position destabilizes the current health insurance market and will raise costs for older adults, their families, and all Americans.


Kevin Prindiville Receives LAAAC Champion Award

JUN 1, 2018 | Justice in Aging

Congratulations to Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director of Justice in Aging, on receiving the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition (LAAAC) 2018 Champion Award.

Kevin Prindiville

Presented on June 1, at the 9th Annual Summit on Aging at the University of Southern California, the Champion Award honors an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to aging advocacy, made outstanding contributions to the health and well-being of older and adults and caregivers in Los Angeles County, and demonstrated effectiveness as an advocate for seniors and their caregivers.

“Kevin is a dedicated advocate and champion for older adults, especially those who are vulnerable. He is a voice for the voiceless and a leader in the aging network. Kevin is the ideal champion to receive the 2018 LAAAC Champion Award”, said Brandi Orton, Managing Director of the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition.

Here at CAADS, we couldn't agree more!


Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: May 2018

MAY 30, 2018 | Cal Duals

Three important announcements are featured in the Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative Monthly Update: May 2018:

  • DHCS Seeking Feedback on Cal MediConnect Enrollment Changes
  • DHCS Released Duals Plan Letter Updating Transportation Benefit
  • Register for the June CCI Stakeholder Update


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.

Highlights include:

  • A $414 million (33 percent) increase in Alzheimer’s disease research funding within NIH, for a total investment of $1.828 billion in FY 2018.
  • Over $180 million in funding for the National Family Caregiver Support Program, a nearly 20 percent ($19.9 million) funding increase from FY 2017.
  • Establishment of the Missing Americans Alert Program Act of 2018 (also known as "Kevin and Avonte’s Law") to provide grants for training and technologies that help first responders locate individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or autism who wander and go missing. $10 million was appropriated to fund the program from FY 2018 through FY 2022.


Next CCI Stakeholder Webinar Set for June 28

HOST: California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
JUN 28, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific)

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


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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.
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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.



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

Three representatives from California currently serve on the NADSA Board of Directors:

Corinne Jan, RN, PHN (NADSA Treasurer)
CEO, Family Bridges / Hong Fook Centers

Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director, CAADS

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


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


Call DHCS Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline:


The call is free and you can remain anonymous.


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


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, 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
1107 9th Street, Suite 701 || Sacramento, CA 95814–3610
T: (916) 552-7400 || F: (866) 725-3123

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Videos / Podcasts

Human Kindness--it just flows around here
[Download Real Player]

Click to view the clip from CAADS 25th anniversary video
Honoring Adult Day Services pioneers and those they serve.


Seniors and Children Find Inspiration Together at a Day Care With a Heartwarming New Approach
FEB 2, 2018
Time Magazine
Megan McCluskey
Featuring ONEgeneration


What is an Adult Day Health Care Center? One of San Diego's Best Kept Secrets...
APR 18, 2017
Featuring Kathryn Holt, Owner, Poway Adult Day Health Care Center, and her mother Lois Knowlton, the Center's Administrator


More Videos / Podcasts


Media Coverage


This is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like
The Atlantic
Alana Semuels | FEB 2018


Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget Has Only Modest Boost For Health Care
Kenny Goldberg | 1/10/18


Media Coverage


Pyott Foundation Gives to Adult Care
JUN 21, 2018
Orange County Business Journal
Sherry Hsieh
The David and Molly Pyott Foundation | Easterseals Southern California (ESSC) | adult day services | developmental disabilities


First Female Dean ‘A Sea Of Change’ At USC’s Scandal-Plagued Medical School
JUN 20, 2018
KHN / Kaiser Health News
Susan Abram
Dr. Laura Mosqueda | elderly care | aging population | geriatrics | Care for the elderly | elder abuse


Newsom tours San Diego senior center as voters prepare to go to polls
MAY 31, 2018
San Diego Union-Tribune
Joshua Stewart
senior center | low-income aging residents | healthcare | social isolation | quality-of-life | 65-plus population | safety net programs | aging | master plan for aging | housing, health and dental care and social services | homeless veterans


Skyping the doctor? Poll shows it’s not just for the young
MAY 31, 2018
Lauran Neergaard and Emily Swanson
telemedicine | older Americans | caregivers | virtual health care | aging | e-visit | remote care | health information | access to health care | seniors with chronic illnesses or mobility problems | quality long-term care | Medicare | reimbursement | dementia patients | high-risk patients


L.A. County Unlawfully Terminated Thousands Of Medi-Cal Recipients, Court Rules
MAY 14, 2018
California Healthline
Anna Gorman
Medicaid | low-income seniors and disabled residents | Medi-Cal | Affordable Care Act | patient rights | Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County


Where California’s candidates for governor stand on fixing health care
MAY 13, 2018 Updated: MAY 14, 2018
San Francisco Chronicle
health care | Affordable Care Act | Covered California | Medi-Cal | low-income Californians | Medicare


ONEgeneration And Grandparents As Parents (GAP) Align To Expand Reach and Program Offerings
MAY 7, 2018
PR Newswire
intergenerational | frail and vulnerable individuals and families | Adult Day Care | Senior Enrichment Center | Care Management


'What if he outlives me?': When parents die, children with disabilities have uncertain futures
MAY 6, 2018
Index Journal
Ariel Gilreath
old age | independence | disabilities | Down syndrome | day programs for people with disabilitie | long-term care | Social Security | caregiver | respite care | Medicaid


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Photo of Lydia Missaelides

Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director

Photo of Kathryn Atkinson

Kathryn Atkinson
Membership & Communications Director

Pam Amundsen

Pam Amundsen
Education & Events Manager

Photo of Coni Segretto-Ricci

Coni Segretto-Ricci
Office Assistant

(not pictured)

Phyliss Regino
Office Assistant

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