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AUG 16, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM | CAADS WEBINAR
Keeping Your Center Cyber Secure: Internet and Email Safety
Learn simple ways to improve your center's security online and protect from malware.
CAADS MEMBERS: No charge (A membership benefit) -- Register on Members Only page
NON-MEMBERS: $99 -- Registration Form Write-On :: Fill-In
CAADS WEBINAR RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE
Learn about proposed new Workers' Comp classifications and rates for ADS providers!
CAADS Member: No Charge -- See Quick Links: EVENT HANDOUTS on Members Only page
Non-member: $149 -- Order 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 . . . AUGUST 15, 2018
DHCS Allows Brokers to Market Cal MediConnect Plans
JUL 31, 2018 | California Health Advocates
Despite strong opposition from California Health Advocates and other advocates statewide, California’s Department of Heath Care Services (DHCS) recently approved a new pilot that will allow brokers to market Cal MediConnect plans to dual eligibles as of January 1, 2019. This new pilot overturns a longtime ban on brokers which prevented them from marketing Cal Mediconnect plans for fear of exposing consumers to potentially harmful broker misconduct and disruptions in care. While DHCS has noted that existing marketing guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will apply, how that will play out specifically is not yet known. This new policy to introduce brokers is inconsistent with consumer experience on the ground, and the whole stakeholder engagement process during the proposal review was woefully inadequate. MORE
DHCS Seeks Public Comment on Data-Sharing Proposal
JUL 30, 2018 | CA Department of Health Care Services
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a set of recommendations on how Cal MediConnect (CMC) plans can share data to promote continuity of care when members transfer between CMC plans. Public comment on these recommendations is requested by 5 pm, August 10, 2018, and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cal MediConnect program was developed to provide better coordinated and integrated care to dual eligible beneficiaries in the participating counties. As a part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the program, the recent revision of the three-way contract between the participating Cal MediConnect plan, DHCS and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created a new requirement to improve continuity of care as members transition between CMC plans.
Under this new requirement, CMC plans with members transferring to a new CMC plan will be required to share data for those members. The contract called for a workgroup of plan, DHCS, and CMS representatives to determine what data should be shared and how. That workgroup developed the recommendations included in the memo being released for public comment and include:
- Data elements to be shared between Cal MediConnect plans
- Cal MediConnect members eligible for the data-sharing process
- Data sharing process
- Implementation timeline and considerations
Download the Workgroup's Draft Recommendations.
Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: July 2018
JUL 19, 2018 | Cal Duals
The Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative Monthly Update: July 2018 is now available.
Millions of seniors pushed into poverty
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
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!
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
The 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):
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:
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
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
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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
CAADS Stands With Seniors
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Videos / Podcasts
Human Kindness--it just flows around here
[Download Real Player]
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
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
More Videos / Podcasts
This is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like
Alana Semuels | FEB 2018
‘Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans
AUG 5, 2018
New York Times
Tara Siegel Bernard
older Americans | social safety net | Social Security | health care | costs of aging | aging of the baby boom generation | adult day care center | unmanageable medical expenses | Medicare
VA nursing home woes will be explored at congressional hearing in Camarillo
JUL 22, 2018
Ventura County Star
Register here for the July 30 hearing or call 805-379-1779
VA long-term care | adult day care for veterans | Oxnard Family Circle for adult day health care | quality of care
Napa's Collabria Care merges with St. Joseph Health network
JUL 12, 2018
Napa Valley Register
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
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
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
Dr. Laura Mosqueda | elderly care | aging population | geriatrics | Care for the elderly | elder abuse
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Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Membership & Communications Director
Education & Events Manager