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2018 Events Calendar

Updated: APR 20, 2018 - 1:11 PM

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CAADS Events At-A-Glance

Health, Hope and Healing: The Promise of Adult Day Services

Doubletree Berkeley Marina Hotel | Brochure | Registration Form [Fill-In : : Write-On] | CE Order Form [Fill-In : : Write-On] | Invitation to Exhibit | Sponsorship Opportunities | Gift Basket Raffle Donation Form [Fill-In :: Write-On]

Events / Deadlines for Adult Day Services Providers

Virtual Advocacy: A Cost-Effective Way to Move Public Policy

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific)
HOST: National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)
FEE: Members--None; Non-Members--None | REGISTER

Although specifically designed for those who will participate in NADSA’s 2018 Virtual Public Policy Day in May, all participants will learn the basics of how to be an effective public policy advocate without having to leave their home or office. Join us to learn firsthand from retired Senator Roy Afflerbach techniques and messaging we will deliver to Congress on May 30th through telecommunications and social media.

Roy Afflerbach is a retired Pennsylvania State Senator and CEO of The Afflerbach Group, LLC. He has five decades of public policy experience and dozens of public service awards. He serves as NADSA’s public policy advisor and represents NADSA on the national Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.

Justice in Aging

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Pacific)
HOST: Justice in Aging
LOCATION: Julia Morgan Ballroom | 465 California Street | San Francisco, California

Enjoy fabulous food and drink, help fund Justice in Aging, and join us as we honor Jennie Chin Hansen with the Paul Nathanson Distinguished Advocate Award, California State Senator Scott Wiener with the Impact Award, and William Stern and the firm Morrison & Foerster with the Justice Award.

Connect with other advocates and enjoy refreshments from 5-8pm. Program begins at 6:00.

Health, Hope and Healing: The Promise of Adult Day Services

2018 CAADS Spring Conference Logo

      •   Doubletree Berkeley Marina Hotel

      •   Brochure and Registration Form [Fill-In : : Write-On]

      •   CE Order Form [Fill-In : : Write-On]

      •   Invitation to Exhibit

      •   Sponsorship Opportunities

      •   Gift Basket Raffle Donation Form [Fill-In :: Write-On]


MAY 1 (Tuesday)
Registration | 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Exhibits Open | 9:00 AM

CAADS Members Only Meeting | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Networking Luncheon | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

SESSION 1 COURSES | 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
[1-A] Preventing Fraud and Abuse is Everyone's Business: Reduce Your Risk and Worry Less
[1-B] Adult Day Programs: Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) Updates
[1-C] Work Comp 101 Nuts and Bolts: How to Reduce Your Costs by Properly Managing Your Employees' Claims

MAY 2 (Wednesday)
Registration | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Continental Breakfast among the Exhibits | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Exhibits Open | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

[Keynote] The Transformative Potential of What We Do With our Attention
[Keynote] An Evidence Based and Holistic Approach to Optimal Brain Health

Networking Luncheon | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

SESSION 2 COURSES | 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM
[2-A] Reducing Unwanted Behaviors By Using Cutting Edge Non-Pharmacological Behavior Management Interventions
[2-B] Early Stage Dementias: Myths vs. Facts
[2-C] How to Build Resilience and Promote Growth in Secondary and Vicarious Trauma

SESSION 3 COURSES | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
[3-A] Survey 101: What to Expect and How to Prepare for the CBAS Certification Survey
[3-B] How Hospice and Palliative Care Can Work Hand in Hand with ADPs and ADHCs
[3-C] Empowering Personal Advocacy: Facilitating Person-Centered Care Planning Meetings
Reception & Raffles Among the Exhibits | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

MAY 3 (Thursday)
Registration | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Continental Breakfast | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

SESSION 4 COURSES | 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
[4-A] It's All About Survival: Providing a Supportive Refuge for Elders by Understanding How Trauma Alters Aging & Behavior
[4-B] Care Planning and the Multidisciplinary Team: Key Elements for Positive Outcomes
[4-C] Effecting Change Through the Use of Motivational Interviewing

Networking Luncheon | 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

SESSION 5 COURSES | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
[5-A] Regional Centers are Customers Too!
[5-B] A Pound of Cure: Disaster Planning in the 21st Century
[5-C] Advancing Your Knowledge of the California Department of Education Food Program

Conference Concludes | 2:00 PM

How to be Radically Pro-Aging and Dementia Positive

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific)
HOST: Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)

Children often bemoan having to wait to grow up, and at some point adults begin to dig in their heels and attempt to freeze the aging process. In American culture there is an unattainable ideal and profitable industry dedicated to anti-aging. What if aging were not seen as a villain but as a wise teacher? What might a pro-aging perspective look like? Could suffering be alleviated through cultivation of eldership rather than resistance? Many are attempting to cure aging and its accompanying changes. During this presentation, Ms. Carpenter will be using a depth psychological lens to explore a surprisingly rare perspective of aging as an inevitable and an embrace-worthy aspect of living guided by what we can learn from the experience of dementia.

Kyrie Carpenter for the last two years has been performing in Dr. Bill Thomas' nationwide ChangingAging tour. Prior to this she worked with older adults living in long-term care in San Francisco. In 2015 Ms. Carpenter traveled to all 50 states living in a van -- the culmination of which was founding a wellness center, Prosper. Ms. Carpenter has two blogs (Huffington Post & ChangingAging) and recently published Healing Dementia. Ms. Carpenter has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and wrote her thesis on the Anti-Aging myth in America.

Supporting Older Adults With Substance Use Disorders

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Pacific)
HOST: Resources for Integrated Care

Substance use disorders (SUD) are a significant public health concern for the growing population of older adults. By 2020, the number of older adults with SUD in the United States is expected to rise from 2.8 million in 2002-2006 to 5.7 million.[1] Further, beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid experience co-occurring SUD and chronic pain at rates nearly twice as high as beneficiaries with Medicare only,[2] putting dually eligible beneficiaries at increased risk.

In order to empower providers and health plans to better care for older adults with SUD, this webinar will describe SUD screening tools, how to effectively diagnose SUD, and available treatment resources. Speakers will also discuss the need for care coordination for older adults affected by SUD.

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the types of SUD common in older adults.
  2. Recognize the epidemiology and magnitude of SUD among older adults.
  3. Identify the potential benefits and risks of substance use, and how it may lead to SUD.
  4. Define the association between SUD and co-morbid mental health problems.
  5. Recognize the various treatment options and overall need for care coordination.

[1] Wu, L. T., & Blazer, D. G. (2011). Illicit and nonmedical drug use among older adults: A review. Journal of Aging and Health, 23(3), 481–504. doi:10.1177/0898264310386224.
[2] Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office. (2016). [Memo] Opportunities for MMPs, PACE organizations, and D-SNPs to Prevent, Identify, and Treat Opioid Addiction or Misuse among Medicare Medicaid Dually Eligible Beneficiaries. Retrieved from


  • David Oslin, MD, Chief of Behavioral Health, Philadelphia VAMC, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jessica Gregg, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Ann Giazzoni, LCSW, Case Management Supervisor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Plan
  • Consumer recovering from a substance use disorder


This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders – providers and health care professionals (such as physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, certified prevention specialists, addiction counselors), and front-line staff at social service agencies, MMPs, D-SNPs, managed long-term services and supports programs, and consumer organizations.



  • The American Geriatrics Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
  • Continuing Medical Education – The American Geriatrics Society designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Credit

  • National Association of Social Workers – This program is pending approval by the National Association of Social Workers for 1 continuing education contact hour.
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – CMS is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs. CEUs will be awarded to participants who meet all criteria for successful completion of this educational activity.

The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs for Social Work: New York, Michigan, and West Virginia.

The following states currently do not recognize NASW National Approval: New Jersey, Idaho, and Oregon.


  • Webinar participants seeking CME/CE credit should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • A score of at least 80% on the post-test must be achieved in order to obtain CEs via the NASW or CMS credit options. A score of at least 70% must be achieved in order to obtain CME credits via the AGS credit option.
  • Estimated time to participate in the webinar: 1.5 hours including introductory information and interactive Q&A.
  • Participants will be led through the following requirements after signing into and participating in the webinar:
    • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
    • Complete the pre-test
    • Participate in the webinar
    • Complete the post-test and program evaluation form


After clicking the registration link hosted on and completing the registration form, you will receive an email from containing event log-on information. The email also contains an attachment that, when opened, will save the event log-on information to an Outlook calendar.

On the day of the live event, please use the web link to join the webinar. You can access the platform using a computer, smart phone, or tablet. The audio portion of the presentation will automatically stream through your computer/device speakers. Please make sure that the volume on your speakers is turned up. Phone dial-in information will also be available during the live event if you are unable to listen to the audio through the computer/device speakers.

For individuals that will be away from a computer, smart phone, or tablet on the day of the live webinar event, please email us at to request dial-in information.

The Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is dedicated to helping beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid have access to seamless, high-quality, and cost-effective health care that includes the full range of covered services in both programs. To support providers in delivering more integrated, coordinated care to Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries, MMCO contracted with The Lewin Group to develop and disseminate technical assistance and actionable tools based on successful innovations and care models. Recordings of the webinar will be available for online streaming or download at The Resources for Integrated Care website also features additional resources and tools for providers and health plans.

Please contact with any questions.

Understanding Durable Medical Equipment

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)
HOST: National Center on Law & Elder Rights (NCLER)

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) describes the equipment and supports an individual needs to help with health issues. Unfortunately, people commonly face complications in accessing DME, especially if they are dual eligible individuals. Participants in this free webcast, Understanding Durable Medical Equipment, will learn about:

  • DME coverage through Medicare and Medicaid
  • The coordination between the two programs
  • Practice tips and solutions to help clients who are denied access to DME services

This webcast is part of NCLER’s Advanced Legal Training series. For the Legal Basics of Medicare and Medicaid, please visit the NCLER webpage to access previous training materials.

Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.


  • Georgia Burke, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging
  • Denny Chan, Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging

NOTE: This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

CONFERENCE | 2018 NADSA Conference: Advocacy in Adult Day Services

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor | Baltimore, MD

For more information, click here.


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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