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2018 Events Calendar

Updated: JULY 17, 2018



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JULY 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


Details and registration coming in August.

Events / Deadlines for Adult Day Services Providers

Financial Exploitation and Medicare Fraud

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

Medicare fraud hurts individuals and is harmful to the Medicare Trust Fund. The Medicare Trust fund loses between $60 and $90 billion dollars every year to fraud, waste and abuse. Individuals can lose access to Medicare services because their identity has been misappropriated by someone else. Law and aging advocates play an important role in helping older adults prevent, detect, and report Medicare fraud and abuse.

In this free webcast, California’s Senior Medicare Patrol will teach advocates how to identify potential Medicare scams and report fraud and abuse to the Senior Medicare Patrol. Justice in Aging will highlight potential exploitive Medicare practices and outlines strategies to help prevent exploitation.

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
Micki Nozaki, Director, Senior Medicare Patrol, California Health Advocates

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Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee

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

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 -- Please register 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.

Legal Skills: Understanding Legal Capacity & Ethics

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

The Skills-Based training series is designed for attorneys, supervisors, legal staff, and aging services providers. Each training will provide practical tools needed to effectively represent older clients.

This legal skills webcast covers legal capacity & ethics. Attorneys sometimes face the challenging task of making an initial capacity assessment of their client or potential client. While most older adults will not have impaired capacity, some will. Clients with early stages of dementia or mild cognitive impairment may have subtle decisional challenges.

This training provides a framework and practice tips for addressing questions of client capacity, and addresses ethical considerations.

Participants will learn when and how to conduct an initial capacity assessment and how to ethically represent an individual with diminished capacity.

Webcast participants will also receive practice tips and a capacity worksheet for lawyers. The materials will be available at

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.

David Godfrey, Senior Attorney, ABA Commission on Law and Aging
Charles P. Sabatino, Director, ABA Commission on Law & Aging

Guardianship 101

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

For some members of our society, legal protection may be necessary even after they have entered adulthood. These individuals may have been injured in an accident, continue to suffer from an incapacitating physical illness or psychological disorder, or have some other condition that prevents them from caring for themselves. In these cases, a guardianship may be established.

This webinar will focus on situations in which a guardianship may be necessary, how to avoid a guardianship proceeding, and the impact that moving between states can have on an individual that has been subject to a guardianship proceeding.

Britt Burner is an attorney at Burner Law Group P.C. practicing in the areas of elder law, estate planning, guardianships, and trusts and estates. She is the Chair of the New York City Bar Association's Committee on the Legal Problems of the Aging and is an active member of the Executive Committee of the Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Advocacy in Adult Day Services

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor | Baltimore, MD

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Sheraton at the Park, Anaheim, CA | Hotel Reservations (CAADS Rate: $129 Single/Double Occupancy)
For sponsorship / exhibit opportunities, contact CAADS: • (916) 552-7400
Conference brochure and registration details available in August

This three day conference is an information-filled opportunity to pursue cutting edge learning and sharing among Adult Day Services colleagues, managed care partners, California state regulators and others who make our work possible. The agenda includes ample networking opportunities with vendors, colleagues, and managed care partners. Whether you are new to the field or an experienced provider, there is something for you.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 6, 2018 features the Members Only CAADS and ALE Annual Membership Meeting, including an exclusive chance to hear from Tina Sadarangani, PhD about her exciting research on ALE's Community Based Health Home Project. Network with vendors throughout the day and in the afternoon, others are welcome to attend one of four concurrent education courses.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 7, 2018 CDA's CBAS Branch Chief, Jill Sparrow, will open the General Session by offering highlights of their current work, including the status of the new IPC. Back by popular demand, Keynote Speaker Rob Winnigham, PhD from Western Oregon University will engage and entertain you with Optimal Brain Health Strategies. Sign up in advance to network with managed care partners at lunch, and afterward, attend your choice of concurrent afternoon education courses. End your day at the Networking Reception mingling with our vendors, networking with colleagues and trying for a chance to win one of the many creative gift baskets and raffle items donated by members and friends.

Day 3 - Thursday, November 8, 2018 wrapping up the conference, we are excited to have Easterseals of Southern California sponsor our second keynote presenter. Randall Bell, PhD is a socio-economist and the CEO of Landmark Research Group, LLC. He will lead us to understand how The Four Cornerstones of Success: Me We Do Be can help you to achieve individual success in work and life. Following Dr. Bell's keynote, we will enjoy a networking lunch and finish the day with our last set of education courses, which will conclude at 2:15pm.


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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