California Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS)
The California Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS) is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit statewide association that supports the development of adult day services as an alternative to institutional care. CAADS is a membership-based association supported primarily by dues and educational activities.
Established in 1977, CAADS is the oldest and largest state association for adult day services in the nation. Centers in membership with CAADS provide innovative day programs that support individuals with physical, mental or developmental disabilities and older adults with Alzheimer's disease and their families.
A nationally recognized leader in the field of aging, the Association is governed by the CAADS Board of Directors and provides timely information, analysis, advocacy, technical assistance, education, and networking opportunities for its members. The most recent year's highlights are featured in the 2017 CAADS Annual Report, and for a historical look at CAADS accomplishments, view CAADS First 40 Years: The Highlights.
CAADS Core Purpose
CAADS purpose is to inspire, provide leadership and facilitate the success of its members who support and assist people with long-term health, functional, cognitive, or mental challenges to realize their individual potential and maintain their independence.
CAADS Core Values
CAADS Vision Statement
See how CAADS is Envisioning the Future, including The Big Hairy Audacious Goal and Our Vivid Description.
Provider members offer services in licensed settings referred to as:
CAADS also welcomes Associate (ASOC) members such as Medi-Cal managed care health plans, allied community / government organizations, consultants, vendors and others interested in supporting the mission of the organization.
Prospective members are screened and approved by the CAADS Membership Committee. To learn more about membership, click on Join Now.
CAADS Member Services
Member services are made possible through annual membership dues. Members receive access to the CAADS Members Only section of our wesbsite which provides information and technical assistance, including:
California Association for Adult Day Services