CAADS - California Association for Adult Day Services


FEB 11, 2015 | NSCLC News Release
NSCLC Testifies on Importance of Social Security Disability Program at Senate Hearing

JAN 31, 2015 | Los Angeles Times
California stumbles at shifting care for costly patients

JAN 7, 2015 | California Health Report
Adding Insult to Injury: The Tale of the Blue Envelope

DEC 1, 2014 | California Healthline
New Legislative Strategies May Emerge To Raise Medi-Cal Reimbursement Rates

What's New . . .


MARCH 3, 2015 | Courtesy of Cal Duals
Cal Duals Outreach Weekly Update | Cal Duals Website with Enrollment Data, FAQs and more!



MAR 2015 | Justice in Aging | co-authored by Advocates for African American Elders (AAAE)
Changes to health care coverage are happening rapidly and can be confusing for advocates to understand and explain to beneficiaries.
Issue Brief


FEB 2015 | Courtesy of CHCF
A snapshot in time just ahead of ACA implementation
Report | Infographic


CAADS SPRING CONFERENCE: Partnering for Success
April 29 - May 1, 2015 | Doubletree Berkeley Marina Hotel | Berkeley, CA

S A V E - T H E - D A T E

Attendees: Watch for the Registration Brochure Available Soon!
Vendors: Watch for your Invitation to Participate!
Sponsors: Check out these Sponsorship Opportunities!



FEB 11, 2015 | CAADS
Please Help Us Reach Our 2015 Fundraising Goal of $50,000!

Your donation supports programs that enable independent living for thousands of frail elders and persons with disabilities throughout California. -- Fund Raising Announcement
(Contributions to the California Adult Day Services State Advocacy Fund are NOT tax deductible.)

What's Trending . . .


JAN 12, 2015 | Courtesy of FCA
CAADS Receives Award for Policy & Advocacy Excellence in Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Support -- Announcement


Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) / Cal MediConnect

FEB 24, 2015 | Courtesy of Cal Duals
Cal Duals Outreach Weekly Update | Cal Duals Website with Enrollment Data, FAQs and more!


FEB 2015 | Courtesy of CA Department of Health Care Services
New Cal MediConnect Health Risk Assessment Data -- New data on Health Risk Assessment (HRA) completion rates in the Cal MediConnect program, a critical part of the Cal MediConnect care coordination process, is now available on the HRA Dashboard.


JAN 2015 | Courtesy of NSCLC
Cal MediConnect: Continuity of Care -- Fact Sheet

Dual eligible beneficiaries who enroll in Cal MediConnect plans have the right to continue to see their out-of-network providers for a certain period of time under continuity of care protections. Beneficiaries and their providers are often unaware of this important protection and how to access it.

This new fact sheet summarizes the Cal MediConnect continuity of care protection, including:

  • criteria needed to establish continuity of care
  • who can request continuity of care
  • exceptions
  • frequently asked questions


Dual Eligible Beneficiaries

NOV 24, 2014 | Courtesy of NSCLC
Primary Care Provider Assignment for Dual Eligibles Explained in DHCS All Plan Letter
[Read more]
| DHCS All Plan Letter (APL) 14-015


AUG 8, 2014 | Courtesy of NSCLC
Balance Billing Dual Eligibles Violates Federal and State Law -- [More]
Helpful Resources



In Compliance with "HIPAA Omnibus Rule?" New requirements effective SEPT 23, 2013
[Read more]
| Get CAADS Updated HIPAA Manual for ADHC!


In Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

DEC 31, 2014 | Courtesy of CDCAN
Federal Judge Orders Delay of Entire New Federal Overtime Regulations for Home Care Workers Until JAN 15 Hearing in Washington, DC; California will suspend implementation of IHSS overtime until that date -- [CDCAN Report]


DEC 31, 2014 | Courtesy of DRC
Important Notice To All IHSS Recipients and Providers -- [Notice]


DEC 2014 | Courtesy of NSCLC
Advocacy Steps for Consumers and Advocates Regarding the Home Care Rule: Update on Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead -- [More]

Helpful Resources Regarding Department of Labor's New Home Care Rule


Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS)

NOV 2014 | Courtesy of NSCLC
What's In a Notice? How Notices Of Action Protect Consumers in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports -- [Tool]



NOV 17, 2014 | Courtesy of CMS
New Changes to Website As Next Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Launches -- [More]
As Referenced



JAN 7, 2015 | Courtesy of NSCLC
Transition Policies for Medicare Part D: 2015 Update -- [Read more]


Universal Assessment

JAN 22, 2015 | Courtesy of LAO
Report on Universal Assessment released from LAO -- [Report]



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. CAADS was the first state association formed in the United States for the purpose of advancing adult day services. 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.

A nationally recognized leader in the field of aging, the Association is governed by the CAADS Board of Directors and provides timely information, analysis, advocacy, technical assistance, education, and networking opportunities for its members. CAADS members agree to abide by the Association's Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and Anti-trust Policy.

CAADS Board of Directors

CAADS Bylaws

CAADS Code of Ethics

CAADS Anti-trust Policy

CAADS 2014 Annual Report

The CAADS Members Only page features information specific to Adult Day Services:

  • State Budget Proposals
  • CBAS Waiver
  • Medi-Cal Issues
  • Medicare and Medi-Cal Dual Beneficiaries News
  • Managed Care Health Plans
  • Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) and CalDuals Updates
  • CA Dept of Managed Health Care Updates
  • CA Dept of Public Health Licensing & Regulations for ADHC / CBAS Centers
  • CA Dept of Social Services Licensing & Regulations for ADP Centers
  • Legislative Alerts and Advocacy
  • Funding Sources
  • Technical Assistance
  • Education / Training Materials / Webinar Recordings
  • CAADS Membership Roster

Membership Information


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. The organization is governed by the 7-member A.L.E. Board of Directors.

A.L.E. Board of Directors

A.L.E. Bylaws

ALE 2014 Annual Report


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
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.



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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 || E:

Quick Link to. . .

 Associate Members
(Vendors, Consultants & Networks page)

Community Based Adult Services (CBAS)

 Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) / Cal MediConnect

 Legal Updates

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Human Kindness--it just flows around here
[Download Real Player]

Click to view the clip from CAADS 25th anniversary video
Honoring Adult Day Services pioneers and those they serve.

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Justice in Aging logo

is the new name for
National Senior Citizens
Law Center (NSCLC)

View Videos:

New Name Launch

ADHC Partnership
Starts at 4:10 mark

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Now Accepting Contributions

Photo of Nina Nolcox
Nina Martine Nolcox, RN, PHN
1965 - 2014
Forever In Our Hearts

The Alliance for Leadership and Education (ALE), a subsidiary of CAADS, has established the Nina M. Nolcox
Scholarship Fund

to inspire students of nursing to become leaders in their communities.

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Quick Link to. . .


Media Archives


California Healthline
FEB 23, 2015
New Reports Shine Light on Long-Term Care Problems
Key Words:
seniors and aging Californians | long-term care problems | Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long Term Care

California Healthline
FEB 20, 2015
Audit: New Medi-Cal Computer System Could Face Long Delays
Key Words:
Medi-Cal fee-for-service

Napa Valley Register
FEB 17, 2015
Hospice offers Comfort Care symposium March 13
Key Words:
Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services | comfort-centered approach to dementia care

The Reporter /
FEB 17, 2015
Penetrating the fog of dementia
Adult day program adds 'personal music' to arsenal against memory loss
Chris Kenrick
Key Words:
Peninsula Volunteers Rosener House adult day care center | day program for adults | Alzheimer's | memory impairment

The Reporter
FEB 12, 2015
Adult Day Center moves to make room for NorthBay Healthcare Wellness Center
Melissa Murphy
Key Words:
NorthBay Healthcare's Adult Day Center

NSCLC News Release
FEB 11, 2015
NSCLC Testifies on Importance of Social Security Disability Program at Senate Hearing
Key Words:
Social Security disability benefits | older adults | SSDI


Videos / YouTube

National Senior Citizens Law Center
OCT 23, 2014
"Forget About Living Paycheck to Paycheck. Let's talk about Day to Day"
1 in 5 senior women lives in poverty. Dollie, Myrtle, Sandy, and Lidia share stories about what life is like for low-income older women.

San Ysidro Health Center, Inc.
OCT 2014
Caring for Our Greatest Generations
In celebration of
SYHC's 45th Anniversary

Your Money, Your Life
APR 14 & 15, 2014
What are Adult Day Services
Elder Law Attorney Ramsey A. Bahrawy interviews Amanda Sillars of Total ADHC Solutions

I: What Are Adult Day Services

II: Adult Day Services - a win, win, win opportunity

III: Resistance and Dementia

IV: Adult Day Services vs. Home Care: "It's about value"

PBS NewsHour
MAR 20, 2014
Innovating technology for the needs and health of elders
Institute on Aging

Marin Adult Day Health Care
JAN 29, 2014
"A Day in the Life":
LifeLong Medical Care's Marin Adult Day Health Care Center

SBSS AGEnts for Change
2014 Video Series

In Home Supportive Services: This Is Important

Safe and Secure Housing: We Can Do Better

The Falling Monologues
MAR 7, 2012

Falling Monologues (37:18)

Introduction (2:53)
The Ladder (7:28)
The Bus (7:31)
The Sidewalk (6:28)
Scatter Rug (5:15)
Don't Ask (7:45)
Please Direct Questions and Comments to



Photo of Lydia Missaelides

Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director

Photo of Pamela Amundsen

Pamela Amundsen
Education & Events Manager

Photo of Kathryn Atkinson

Kathryn Atkinson
Membership & Communications Director

Photo of Coni Segretto-Ricci

Coni Segretto-Ricci
Office Assistant

Phyliss Regino
Office Assistant
(not pictured)

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