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CAADS WEBINAR | APR 19 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific)
SSI /SSP and Medi-Cal Share of Cost

Watch for details coming soon. Recordings of past webinars order form [ Fill-in :: Write-on ]

CAADS CONFERENCE | MAY 1 - 3 | Berkeley
Health, Hope and Healing: The Promise of Adult Day Services

Join us at the Doubletree Berkeley Marina Hotel | Brochure | Registration Form [Fill-In] :: Write-On | CE Order Form [Fill-In :: Write-On] | Invitation to Exhibit | Sponsorship Opportunities

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, Pages 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 . . . MARCH 22, 2018

Cal Duals CCI Monthly Update: MARCH 2018

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2018 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures Report

MAR 20, 2018 | Alzheimer's Association | Report | Infographic | CA Fact Sheet

The Alzheimer's Association has released the 2018 Facts and Figures Report, Infographic and California Fact Sheet. A Special Report on the Financial and Personal Benefits of Early Diagnosis, located on pages 59-66, is the focus of the Alzheimer's Association's one-time California state budget proposal to improve early detection through a public education campaign in partnership with CDA and the AAAs. This June, the CA Department of Public Health will release its early detection toolkit for primary care providers, developed in collaboration with the 10 California Alzheimer's Disease Centers.

Key California Facts:

  • The size of the population affected increased from 630,000 to 650,000 in one year
  • Medi-Cal costs jumped to $3.776 billion annually
  • Cause of death climbed from 5th to 3rd in CA, claiming 15,065 lives


Help Protect SHIP Funding!

MAR 16, 2018 | Justice in Aging

The Medicare State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free local, in-depth, unbiased insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers in every state. SHIPs help millions of seniors navigate their coverage options, fraud and abuse issues, billing problems, appeals, and enrollment in low-income programs.

Right now, Congress is working to finalize the FY18 funding package, including funding for SHIPs. While the Senate appropriations committee has proposed level funding for this year (FY18), the President and the House have both called for eliminating the program entirely.

Your Senators and Representative need to hear from you TODAY about how important this program is to older adults in your community.

Call 202-224-3121 to tell your Senators and your Representative to protect and fully fund SHIPs for FY18. You can use NCOA’s toolkit to send them an email too.

And while you have them on the phone, urge your Members of Congress to include these two bills that would improve access to health care for older adults and people with disabilities in the FY18 Omnibus Spending Bill:


New Cal MediConnect Performance Dashboard

MAR 15, 2018 | Department of Health Care Services, Health Care Delivery Systems

DHCS is pleased to announce the release of the new Cal MediConnect Performance Dashboard. This new dashboard will replace the previous enrollment dashboard and will also include performance metrics on quality withhold measures, care coordination, grievances and appeals, behavioral health and long-term services and supports.

For more information, and to view the dashboard, click here.

This and future dashboards will also be linked on

Any questions or comments can be sent to Thank you for your continued support of the CCI.


Congress' big Medicare changes include lifting therapy caps, shrinking the ‘doughnut hole

MAR 14, 2018 | Fierce Healthcare | Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News

Physical therapy helps Leon Beers, 73, get out of bed in the morning and maneuver around his home using his walker. Other treatment strengthens his throat muscles so that he can communicate and swallow food, said his sister Karen Morse. But in mid-January, his home health care agency told Morse it could no longer provide these services because he had used all his therapy benefits allowed under Medicare for the year.

Beers, a retired railroad engineer who lives outside Sacramento, California, has a form of Parkinson’s disease. The treatments slow its destructive progress and “he will need it for the rest of his life,” Morse said.

But under a recent change in federal law, people who qualify for Medicare’s therapy services will no longer lose them because they used too much. MORE


New Fraud Alert on New Medicare Card Scams

MAR 13, 2018 | California Health Advocates

Beware of callers saying you must first buy a temporary card for $5-50 before your new Medicare card arrives. This is not true. It is a scam.

In California, the new Medicare cards will arrive between April and June 2018. They are free, and Medicare will not call you about your new card. Cards will be mailed to your mailing addresses on file with Social Security. If you need to update your mailing address, you can go to

The following fraud alert warns of these scams and gives tips on how to protect yourself and where to report such scams. The alert is available in 7 languages and posted at

The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) also has placemats in English and Spanish and a new Medicare card bookmark available in several languages. If you'd like to order some of these, please contact our Operations Manager, Jasmine Suo, at


CMS to Begin Mailing NEW Medicare Cards in April

California Scheduled in Wave 2: Cards Mailing April - June 2018
MAR 1, 2018 | National Center on Law & Elder Rights (NCLER)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is in the process of issuing new Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers and Medicare cards to help protect the identities of Medicare beneficiaries. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires CMS to remove beneficiaries’ Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from Medicare cards by April 2019 to mitigate risk of medical identity theft.

CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries in April 2018. The cards will be mailed in seven waves by groups of states over the next year. All beneficiaries should receive a new card by April 2019. Learn more from NCLER.


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.
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.



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.


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


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

Seeking your ideas for ways to enhance recruitment and retention of Alzheimer’s disease study participants
MAR 7, 2018
National Institute on Aging (NIA) BLOG
Vicky Cahan and Elieser Masliah
Alzheimer’s disease | Alzheimer’s Association | NIA

Retirement planning: Older Americans face tough long-term care choices
MAR 2, 2018
USA Today
Robert Powell
long-term care | older Americans | Cognitive decline | health care decisions | adult day care | Medicare | Medicaid | Home- and community- based services | PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)

This is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like
FEB 2018
The Atlantic
Alana Semuels
low-income seniors | Medicare | National Institute on Retirement Security | Justice in Aging | senior poverty | safety net | homeless seniors

Friendship Center Feels the Love at 19th Annual Festival of Hearts Fundraiser
FEB 14, 2018
Rochelle Rose
Friendship Center’s HEART (Help Elders At Risk Today) Program | adult day services | caregivers | licensed by Community Care Licensing as a social model adult day care center

Contra Costa Today Ep 014: Debbie Toth Talks Choice in Aging
FEB 13, 2018
Contra Costa Today
Choice in Aging | The Bedford Center | Adult Day Health Services | Alzheimer's Disease | California Department of Public Health | California Department of Aging | caregivers | Medi-Cal | Medicare |

CalOptima expanding all-inclusive senior care program to Anaheim, Laguna Woods and Santa Ana
FEB 12, 2018
Orange County Register
Louis Casiano
CalOptima | adult health care centers | Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly | PACE | CBAS (community-based adult services) centers | Acacia Adult Day Services | South County Adult Day Services |

Health Plan coordinates medical care, housing
Program aims to keep older residents in communities, out of nursing facilities
JAN 27, 2018
San Mateo Daily Journal
Samantha Weigel
Health Plan of San Mateo’s Community Care Settings Program | Coordinated Care Initiative | Medicaid | Institute on Aging | adult day care center

CPMC to shut down Alzheimer’s program; residents scramble for alternatives
JAN 21, 2018
San Francisco Chronicle
Catherine Ho
Alzheimer's | Swindells day program for dementia patients | Institute of Aging

More Media Coverage
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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

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Coni Segretto-Ricci
Office Assistant

(not pictured)

Phyliss Regino
Office Assistant

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