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MAY IS OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

CAADS Fall Conference & Annual Membership Meeting
NOV 6-8 | Anaheim | Details to Come

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 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.

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)
FEE: None | REGISTER

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 info@calduals.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.

Click here for more information.

 

Your Donations Help!

Three (3) great opportunities to further support Adult Day Services:

  • CAADS STATE ADVOCACY FUND
  • CAADS MANAGED CARE CONSULTING 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.




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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:

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.




CARING FOR A VETERAN?

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

1-855-260-3274

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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California Association for Adult Day Services
1107 9th Street, Suite 701 || Sacramento, CA 95814–3610
T: (916) 552-7400 || F: (866) 725-3123
E: caads@caads.org


CAADS 40th Anniversary logo

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
SmarterSanDiego
Featuring Kathryn Holt, Owner, Poway Adult Day Health Care Center, and her mother Lois Knowlton, the Center's Administrator

 

More Videos / Podcasts

 

Highlighted
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
KPBS
Kenny Goldberg | 1/10/18

 

Recent
Media Coverage

 

L.A. County Unlawfully Terminated Thousands Of Medi-Cal Recipients, Court Rules
MAY 14, 2018
California Healthline
Anna Gorman
KEY WORDS:
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
KEY WORDS:
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
KEY WORDS:
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
KEY WORDS:
old age | independence | disabilities | Down syndrome | day programs for people with disabilitie | long-term care | Social Security | caregiver | respite care | Medicaid

 

Proposal would create long-term care benefit for Medicare beneficiaries
MAY 3, 2018
McKnight's Long Term Care News
Kimberly Marselas
KEY WORDS:
Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act of 2018 | long-term care | Medicare | aging and disability | adult day program | seniors | individuals with disabilities | Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act | LTSS

 

Medicare Advantage Plans Can Pay for Many LTC Services in 2019:
Feds Plans could cover adult day care, respite care and in-home support services.

MAY 2, 2018
Think Advisor.com
Allison Bell
KEY WORDS:
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services | Medicare Advantage | long-term care benefits | adult day care | family caregivers

 

More Media Coverage





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CAADS STAFF



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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