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CAADS CONFERENCE | MAY 1 - 3 | Berkeley
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Adult Day Health Care:
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. Read Abstract and Full Article | JUN 2017 | The Gerontologist, Volume 57, Issue 3, Pgs 552–562.
HELP II Loan Program -- Affordable Capital
The HELP II Loan Program, administered by the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) within the State Treasurer’s Office, offers low cost loans to assist eligible health facilities wanting to expand and improve services to their clients and the greater community. Learn more at www.treasurer.ca.gov/chffa/programs/help.
What's New . . . APRIL 23, 2018
Cal Duals CCI Monthly Update: APRIL 2018
Adult Day Services At Risk Of Being Dropped From NSLTCP Data Collection
ADS Providers Urged to Submit Comments to CDC by May 6
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is requesting comments on the collection of data by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC ) for Residential Care Community and Adult Day Services Centers regarding the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP). The study was done in 2012, 2014 and 2016 and will be conducted again in 2018. The National Center for Health Statistics is now seeking approval to collect data for the 2018 Long Term Care Providers Study.
The CDC has asked for public comment on the data collection from the previous year’s studies. They received only 3 responses. As of April 6, 2018 they are extending the comment period for 30 additional days.
Comments are needed from Adult Day Providers who participated in the NSLTCP in years 2012, 2014, or 2016, on the key areas requested:
It is of vital importance that this study continue to include Adult Day Services because the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Community Living, universities, foundations, AARP Public Policy Institute, and other adult senior organizations access this data. Adult Day Services needs to be represented.
If sufficient responses are not forthcoming ADS runs the risk of being dropped from the data collection. We cannot let that happen. You may respond to the CDC by using the NADSA CDC Survey Template.
Please note comments must be mailed via U.S. Postal Service. E-mails not accepted. Mail to:
To view the April 6, 2018 Federal Register notice by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here.
The Supports We All Need To Age With Justice--New Resources
Older Americans and their families share a common need to pay for health care and medicine, keep food on the table and a roof over their heads, and have enough cash on hand to pay the utilities, get where they need to go and meet other basic needs. To meet these challenges, seniors and their communities rely on a broad range of federal programs from Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and SSI, to food and housing assistance, to legal services.
It’s the combination of these programs that is the key to keeping millions of older adults healthy, housed, safe, and out of poverty. For example, older adults whose only income is from Supplemental Security Income would not be able to afford groceries without the SNAP program, or to pay the rent without rental assistance, or to see the doctor and get the services they need to remain in their own homes without Medicaid.
In a new issue brief and fact sheet, Justice in Aging discusses how these various programs work, who is eligible for them, and how they work in tandem to support the health and economic well-being of older Americans.
As more of us live longer and retire with fewer resources than previous generations, maintaining and funding a robust set of community services and supports is more important than ever. The more we understand how our existing programs work together to support older Americans, the better equipped we will be to strengthen and improve them so that we can all age with justice.
Dr. Tina Sadarangani to speak at CAADS Members Only Meeting on May 1
APR 13, 2018 | CAADS
Dr. Tina Sadarangani, Assistant Professor / Faculty Fellow in the New York University Rory Myers College of Nursing, will discuss her research on CAADS and ALE's Community Based Health Home model and the promise it holds for the future at the CAADS Members Only Meeting on May 1, in conjunction with the CAADS Spring Conference May 1-3, at the DoubleTree Berkeley Marina Hotel. CAADS members attending this meeting will be the first to hear directly from Dr. Sadarangani about this exciting quantitative and qualitative research and her plans for publication, dissemination and further study.
Dr. Sadarangani's research interest is barriers to health access and community-based services for elderly immigrants. Her work has received significant funding from the National Hartford Centers for Gerontological Nursing Excellence and the Hillman Family Foundation. She was recognized as a Patricia G. Archbold Scholar by the National Hartford Centers for Gerontological Nursing Excellence from 2014-2016 and received $100,000 in funding. She is currently a Fellow of the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing and NYU. Dr. Sadarngani is also a board-certified adult / gerontological primary care nurse practitioner (NP) with experience in both primary care and specialty settings. In addition to her PHD from NYU Meyers, she holds an MS in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS in Nursing from NYU, and a BA in Anthropology from Georgetown University.
Adult Day Services providers and prospective providers not yet in membership are encouraged to join CAADS. For more information on the CAADS Conference, Health, Hope and Healing: The Promise of Adult Day Services, check out the brochure, registration form, and opportunity for continuing education units.
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