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JUL 19 CAADS Webinar -- 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Workers' Comp: Proposed Changes to Private School Classifications

CAADS Member: No Charge -- Registration Link on Members Only page
Non-member: $149 -- Registration Form Fill-in :: Write-on

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

Information available on Meetings page.

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. Abstract and Full Article | JUN 2017 | The Gerontologist, Volume 57, Issue 3, Pgs 552–562.

What's New . . . JULY 16, 2018

The SCAN Foundation Launches Community for Millennial Caregivers

JUL 11, 2018 | The SCAN Foundation

One in three young people in America provide unpaid care to an adult friend or relative --- while pursuing education and career goals, as well as relationships. Have you thought about what that may be like? Do YOU give a care?

The new campaign called Do YOU give a care? establishes a community for the 10 million Millennials who provide support to older family and friends. Check out the videos, graphics, and social channels for caregivers and allies to share their stories and tips.


Workers' Comp: Proposed Changes to Private School Classifications

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific)
HOST: California Association for Adult Day Services
CAADS Member: No Charge -- Registration Link on Members Only page
Non-member: $149 -- Registration Form Fill-in :: Write-on

This webinar will discuss proposed changes to the standard workers’ compensation classification system related to employers currently assigned to the private school classification (8868). Find out about the basis of the study, the principal findings, recommended changes and potential impact of those changes on Workers’ Comp rates for your program.

This webinar is specifically geared toward Adult Day Services and Regional Center contracted / funded providers and will include an introduction by CAADS Executive Director, Lydia Missaelides, MHA, on the background and CAADS’ response to these changes, and time for questions and answers.

David “Dave” Bellusci, Executive Vice President & Chief Actuary, WCIRB California
Mr. Bellusci is the Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB). Dave leads the WCIRB's teams responsible for actuarial, analytics and classification research functions. He is also responsible for the WCIRB’s financial accounting team. Mr. Bellusci regularly represents the WCIRB at legislative or administrative hearings. He is Fellow of the Casualty Actuary Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a frequent speaker on workers’ compensation related issues.


Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee Hearing July 19

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific); Reception follows at 3:30 PM in the school's courtyard
REGISTER (code: caregiving) | Event Flyer

LOCATION: University of Southern California (USC) | Leonard Davis School of Gerontology | Andrus Gerontology Center Auditorium | 3715 McClintock Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90089
PARKING: On campus parking is available

The hearing will focus on The Final Report of the California Task Force on Family Caregiving: Picking Up the Pace of Change for California's Caregivers and include two expert panels and an opportunity for public comment. We hope you will be able to join us for this event and learn about these important recommendations. To learn more about the Task Force and to see the Report, please see: Questions? Please contact


The Final Report of the California Task Force on Family Caregiving:
Picking Up the Pace of Change for California's Caregivers

JUL 10, 2018 | California Task Force on Family Caregiving | Full Report

Executive Summary

The California Task Force on Family Caregiving (the Task Force) was established through Assembly Concurrent Resolution 38 (ACR 38-Brown) to address the challenges encountered by California’s 4.5 million family caregivers who care for individuals ages 18 and older.1,2   Family caregivers are foundational to California’s long-term services and supports infrastructure, surpassing Medi-Cal in terms of the economic value of their unpaid caregiving contributions.2   However, family caregivers face many challenges in this role, including balancing employment and caregiving, accessing culturally relevant and competent services, paying for supportive services, and attending to their own health and wellbeing.

Existing policies in California to support caregivers have not kept pace with changing needs. The recommendations described in this report are intended to bridge the gap between existing policies and the challenges faced by California’s caregivers. After a two-year process and careful consideration, the Task Force is submitting the following recommendations to the legislature.

  • Recommendation 1: Support the financial wellbeing of family caregivers, and limit the extent to which this role contributes to an increased risk of poverty and long-term financial insecurity.
  • Recommendation 2: Modernize and standardize caregiver assessments across the state to increase knowledge of who among caregivers in the state uses services, support individualization of services, and reduce service fragmentation.
  • Recommendation 3: Equip caregivers with easily accessible information, education, and training that is specific to their situation, and is provided in culturally competent and relevant ways.
  • Recommendation 4: Increase access to affordable caregiver services and supports, including respite care that allows caregivers to take a break.
  • Recommendation 5: Integrate family caregivers into hospital processes, support them in navigating care transitions and with providing complex care tasks, and increase caregiver choice in whether to complete complex care tasks.
  • Recommendation 6: Increase funding to California’s Caregiver Resource Centers to expand services, including respite care and educational programs, and support innovative programs.
  • Recommendation 7: Create a statewide advisory council on matters affecting family caregivers that provides advice on integrating caregiver issues across state departments, services, initiatives, and programs, and provides policy expertise to the legislature.

The California Task Force on Family Caregiving urges the legislature to act on these recommendations and sub-recommendations as soon as possible to better support the state’s family caregivers. Gradual and incremental change will result in missed opportunities to help caregivers preserve their health and financial wellbeing.


1. Assembly Concurrent Resolution, Cal. Assemb. B 38 (2014-2015),
Chapter 200 (Cal. Stat. 2015)

2. Reinhard, S. C., Feinberg, L. F., Choula, R., & Houser, A. (2015).
Valuing the invaluable: 2015 update. Insight on the Issues, 104.
Retrieved online at:


Doctors And Dentists Welcome Pay Hike For Treating Low-Income Patients

JUL 6, 2018 | California Healthline | Ana B. Ibarra and Pauline Bartolone

For the second year in a row, California is boosting pay for doctors and dentists who treat the state’s poorest residents as part of a legislative deal designed to improve health care access for patients.

In the new state budget, which took effect Sunday, lawmakers allocated a little over $1 billion to pay higher rates to doctors and dentists who accept patients covered by Medi-Cal, the state’s version of the federal Medicaid program for low-income residents. MORE


Millions of seniors pushed into povertyWe Stand with Seniors logo

JUN 28, 2018 | Capitol Weekly | Shelley Lyford and Bruce A. Chernof | Article

It is no secret that Californians are living longer, but not necessarily better.

By 2030, the state’s senior population will increase by 4 million people, yet the state is woefully unprepared to care for this growing and financially unstable demographic. The lack of any strategy or organized master plan has pushed millions of seniors into poverty, unable to access high-quality, affordable healthcare, dental care, housing and supportive services.

Our lawmakers and next governor need to set aside partisan differences and collaborate on the creation of a state master plan for aging that recognizes three important pillars: the ability to age with independence; a healthcare system that responds to the individual not an institution; and affordable housing. MORE


New Law Provides Free Security Freezes and Increased Fraud Alert Protection

JUN 28, 2018 | National Center on Law & Elder Rights (NCLER)

This fall, new federal protections to help consumers prevent identity theft will go into effect. Amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, effective September 21, 2018, will establish the new federal right for consumers to implement a security freeze of their credit file. A security freeze is the single most effective tool to minimize the risk of identity theft. Identity thieves often target unsuspecting older adults, luring them into giving out personal information. The scammers then use this information to steal older adults’ identity and ruin a lifetime of positive credit.

Read the Practice Tip for more information about this new consumer protection.


Governor Signs 2018-19 California State Budget

JUN 27, 2018 | California Department of Finance | Enacted Budget Summary

Governor Brown signed the 2018-19 California State Budgeton June 27. The budget summary for Health and Human Services is located on pages 45 - 56 of the Enacted Budget Summary.


Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: June 2018

JUN 26, 2018 | Cal Duals

The Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative Monthly Update: June 2018 is now available.


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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.


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,




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Videos / Podcasts

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.


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


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Media Coverage


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


Media Coverage


Napa's Collabria Care merges with St. Joseph Health network
JUL 12, 2018
Napa Valley Register
Jennifer Huffman
Collabria Care | transitions of aging | Alzheimer's disease | continuum of care | Adult Day Services of Napa Valley (ADSNV) | Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services (HVHADS)


Easterseals Southern California to transform Santa Ana headquarters into service center for about 200 clients
JUN 22, 2018
The Orange County Register
Lilly Nguyen
David and Molly Pyott Foundation | Easterseals Southern California | adult day services center | services to people with disabilities or other special needs | developmental disabilities


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


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Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director

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Kathryn Atkinson
Membership & Communications Director

Pam Amundsen

Pam Amundsen
Education & Events Manager

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Coni Segretto-Ricci
Office Assistant

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Phyliss Regino
Office Assistant

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