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What's New . . . November 8, 2019

California Master Plan for Aging: Meeting Announcements and Due Date for Initial Recommendations

NOV 8 , 2019 | CA Dept. of Aging - Master Plan for Aging
Announcement

We are writing today to announce a due date for initial recommendations, and provide updates on stakeholder meetings for the Master Plan for Aging.

Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging to be developed by October 1, 2020. The Master Plan will serve as a blueprint that can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age friendly California. More information on the Master Plan can be found on the Together We EngAGE website here.

Call for Initial Recommendations by December 13, 2019: We have received a large number of public comments and suggestions for the Master Plan, and are currently reviewing those suggestion for inclusion in the initial lists for the overall Master Plan for Aging, and the March 2020 Report on Long-Term Services and Supports. If you have not done so already, please submit your recommendation letter to EngAGE@aging.ca.gov by December 13, 2019. Note there will also be additional public feedback opportunities after December 13, including forums and meetings throughout the winter and spring and requests for feedback on the initial list of policy options that we develop from initial recommendations.

Reminders on stakeholder meeting dates are listed below:

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee:

November 12 meeting on Long-Term Care Benefit for the Middle Class.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 1 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., 1700 K Street, Sacramento. Public Call-In: (800) 230-1085, Ask For: Master Plan for Aging. Meeting materials are being posted on the Together We EngAGE LTSS Subcommittee link on the website.

Additional LTSS Subcommittee Meeting dates (times subject to change, and locations will be in Sacramento with telephone line provided):

  • December 2, 2019, Time TBD
  • December 5, 2019, Time TBD
  • December 17, 2019, Time TBD
  • January 6, 2020, Time TBD
  • January 13, 2020, Time TBD
  • January 27, 2020, Time TBD

Research Subcommittee:
Tuesday, December 10, 2019: 1:30 – 4:30 pm, at 1300 National Drive, Suite 200, in Sacramento with telephone line provided. Meeting materials and information are posted here.

Focus Forums Statewide (Webinars for Community and Individuals to Engage):
In development for January-April 2020

Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee

  • December 18, 2019, 9:30am to 11am, Webinar
  • January 21, 2020, 10am to 3pm, 1414 K Street, Sacramento
  • March 2, 2020, 10am to 3pm, 1414 K Street, Sacramento
  • May 28, 2020, 10am to 3pm, 1414 K Street, Sacramento

A full calendar with all meeting dates and proposed topics will be posted on the EngAGE website shortly.

We appreciate your collaboration and partnership on this important initiative! Please send any questions to EngAGE@aging.ca.gov.

 

Public Safety Power Shutoff Power Outage Reporting (Rescinds AFL 19-30)

NOV 4, 2019 | CA Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) | AFL 19-30.1

This AFL rescinds AFL 19-30 to clarify which facility types must report unusual occurrences as required by Title 22 California Code of Regulations.

  • California energy companies may proactively turn off electric power to any electric customer in California as a part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event.
  • Facilities should ensure their local energy company is provided with the most up-to-date contact information to receive outage alerts.
  • PSPS events, when used, are regarded as an unusual occurrence. Facilities must report the unusual occurrence of a PSPS event to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Licensing and Certification (L&C) Program.
  • Facilities must report PSPS power outages, generator and fuel status, any impact to patients, and any resource needs to the local L&C district office (DO), local public health officer, and Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHAOC).

See the FULL AFL 19-30.1 for more information

 

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers Announcement

OCT 31, 2019

CFILC’s Disability Organizing Network is launching a series of events across the state to hear directly from people with disabilities about LTSS and the need for a No Wrong Door system. The first two events are next Friday in the Inland Empire. If you can, please share with any of your colleagues and members!

Our Choices, Our Lives: Disability Community Forums

  • Friday, November 8, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Community Access Center
  • 6848 Magnolia Avenue, Suite 150
  • Riverside, CA 92506-2858

  • Friday, November 8, 2019 | 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Rolling Start, Inc.
  • 1955 Hunts Lane Suite 101
  • San Bernardino, CA 92408

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Flu risk rising in Ventura County; officials push for vaccinations

OCT 29, 2019 | Ventura County Star | By Tom Kisken | CDPH Flu Report

Emergency room doctors in Oxnard, Camarillo and Thousand Oaks have already seen it. Los Angeles County Public Health officials announced the region's first death a week ago.

California Department of Public Health officials said in mid-October that Ventura County is part of a five-county region, reaching from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles, that is the only area in the state with elevated levels.

Flu season has hit. (FULL COMMENTARY)

 

10 Tips for Protecting Patient Health Information in the Workplace

OCT 25, 2019 | JDSupra

Protecting patient health information in the workplace involves employees following practical measures so that a covered entity is compliant. Below are ten tips for protecting patient protected health information (PHI) in the healthcare workplace.

For the full list, including details for each bullet point, CLICK HERE

 

California Master Plan for Aging: Meeting Announcements

OCT 23, 2019 | Ca. Health & Human Services Agency (CHHS)
Announcement

We are writing today with updates and reminders on stakeholder meetings for the Master Plan for Aging and related state efforts.

Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging to be developed by October 1, 2020. The Master Plan will serve as a blueprint that can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age friendly California. More information on the Master Plan can be found on the Together We EngAGE website here.

The Governor’s Executive Order called for the establishment of a Stakeholder Advisory Committee, a Research Subcommittee, and a Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee to help develop components of the Master Plan. Reminders on meeting dates are listed below, along with additional meetings of interest.

In-Home Supportive Services Public Forums/Listening Sessions:
The California Department of Social Services, in collaboration with the Master Plan for Aging LTSS Subcommittee, will host five public forums on the sustainability and future of the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program.

IHSS is one of the main focuses of the LTSS Subcommittee. These listening sessions will give IHSS recipients, providers and other stakeholders an opportunity to discuss sustainability strategies and IHSS program enhancements. These ideas will then be shared with the LTSS Subcommittee.

The first IHSS listening session will take place as follows:

  • Thursday, October 31, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, at CDSS, 744 P St., Sacramento. OB 9, Room 205 (CDSS auditorium)
  • Dial in: 888-282-0434; 3622742

If you plan to attend the October 31 meeting in person, please RSVP to MPAIHSS@dss.ca.gov. Sign Language interpreters will be provided upon request. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please email MPAIHSS@dss.ca.gov or call Jeffrey Berndt at (916) 651-5362 no later than Monday, Oct. 28.


California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM):
CalAIM is a multi-year initiative by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to improve quality of life and health outcomes by implementing broad delivery system, program and payment reform across the Medi-Cal program. Further information about CalAIM will be discussed at the DHCS Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 (further meeting information here). CalAIM information is posted here.


California Commission on Aging:
On Tuesday, November 19, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Los Angeles, the California Commission on Aging will host a Forum on the Political, Economic and Demographic Impacts on Retirement in California. To attend the November 19 event, please register here.

Master Plan for Aging Research Subcommittee October meeting date is listed below:

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019: 1:30 – 4:30 pm, at 1300 National Drive, Suite 200, in Sacramento. Meeting materials and information are posted here.

Master Plan for Aging LTSS Subcommittee first two meeting dates are listed below, and meeting information is posted here.

  • Monday, October 28, 2019: 2:00 – 5:00 pm, at 744 P Street, in Sacramento.
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019: 1:00 – 4:00 pm, at 1700 K Street, in Sacramento.

Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee November meeting is listed below, and meeting information is posted here.

  • Monday, November 4, 2019: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, at 1700 K Street, in Sacramento.

We appreciate your collaboration and partnership on this important initiative! Please send any questions to EngAGE@aging.ca.gov.

 

Housing America's Older Adults 2019 - The Harvard Joint Center for Housing

OCT 17, 2019 | Justice in Aging (JIA) | Amber C. Christ, Directing Attorney REPORT

Sharing this new report on housing and older adults from The Harvard Joint Center for Housing. A few key findings:

Disparities in homeownership:
Racial/ethnic disparities have widened. The disparities are even larger within the 50–64 year-old age group, with a black-white homeownership gap of 27 percentage points and a Hispanic-white gap of 22 percentage points (in large part due to the Great Recession during which communities of color were disproportionately impacted).

Homeowner-renter wealth gap:
In 2016, the median owner age 65 and over had home equity of $143,500 and net wealth of $319,200. By comparison, the net wealth of the same-age renter was just $6,700. An even smaller share of older renters (20 percent) have $10,000 in cash, compared with more than half of owners (56 percent).

Debt levels on the rise:
In 2016, however, 46 percent of homeowners aged 65–79 had mortgage debt, with a median balance of $77,000. Some 26 percent of owners age 80 and over also had mortgages, with a median debt of $43,000. The growing share of households aged 50–64 with student loan debt is another concern. From 2001 to 2016, the share of households in this age group with student debt more than doubled from 7 percent to 16 percent.

Homelessness:
Homelessness among older adults is increasing. According to HUD’s 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report, the share of homeless individuals age 50 and over jumped from 22.9 percent to 33.8 percent in 2007–2017. Cost Burden – take a look at the map regarding the number of older adult households that are cost burdened – California has many counties where 30 to over 40 percent of households are cost burdened across the state.

 

California Master Plan for Aging: Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee Members

OCT 16, 2019 | CAADS & CHHS | ANNOUNCEMENT

CAADS is thrilled to announce that Lydia Missaelides, MHA, Executive Director of the Alliance for Leadership and Education (A.L.E.) has been appointed to the LTSS Subcommittee for the Governor’s Master Plan for Aging!:

Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging to be developed by October 1, 2020. The Master Plan will serve as a blueprint that can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age friendly California.

The Governor’s Executive Order called for the establishment of a Stakeholder Advisory Committee, a Research Subcommittee, and a Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS, or Long-Term Care) Subcommittee to help develop components of the Master Plan. The Stakeholder Advisory Committee members are listed here.

We are pleased to announce that the LTSS Subcommittee members have been selected, as noted below. The Administration received a significant number of highly-qualified applications, and due to the need to limit group size for a productive discussion environment, we were not able to appoint all applicants to the Subcommittee. However there will be additional venues through which stakeholders will be able to provide feedback during this process, including the public comment period at the Subcommittee meetings, other stakeholder meetings, and email to the EngAGE@aging.ca.gov inbox.

 

The Master Plan For Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee will advise the Cabinet Workgroup on Aging in the development of the Master Plan.

TWITTER POST: OCT 16, 2019 | CA Health and Human Services Agency

Share your ideas on how to make California an age-friendly state: SURVEY

 

California Master Plan for Aging: Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings

Revised OCT 14, 2019 | Ca. Health & Human Services Agency (CHHS)
Announcement

We are writing with updates on stakeholder meeting dates for the Governor’s Master Plan for Aging. Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging to be developed by October 1, 2020. The Master Plan will serve as a blueprint that can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age friendly California.

The Governor’s Executive Order called for the establishment of a Stakeholder Advisory Committee to help develop components of the Master Plan, and advise the California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Agency and the Cabinet-level Workgroup on Aging. The Stakeholder Advisory Committee members are listed here. The Executive Order also called for the establishment of a Research Subcommittee, and a Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS, or Long-Term Care) Subcommittee.

Upcoming meeting dates are listed below, and also posted on our website for the Stakeholder Advisory Committee, and for the Subcommittees. The California Health and Human Services Agency will notify individuals shortly who are selected to participate on a Subcommittee. Group size will be limited to ensure a productive discussion environment, but there will be opportunities for stakeholder feedback during these meetings.

Research Subcommittee October meeting date is listed below:

  • Thursday, October 24, 1:30 – 4:30 pm, at 1300 National Drive, Suite 200, in Sacramento.

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS, Long-Term Care) Subcommittee first two meeting dates are listed below:

  • Monday, October 28, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, at 744 P Street, in Sacramento.
  • Tuesday, November 12, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, at 1700 K Street, in Sacramento

Stakeholder Advisory Committee next meeting:

  • Monday, November 4, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, at 1700 K Street, in Sacramento.
  • Tuesday, January 21, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, at 1700 K Street, in Sacramento.
  • March, 2020: Date TBD
  • Tuesday, January 21, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, at 1700 K Street, in Sacramento.
  • July, 2020: Date TBD

We appreciate your collaboration and partnership on this important initiative! Please send any questions to EngAGE@aging.ca.gov.

 

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CAADS

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.
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ALE logoThe 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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Lydia Missaelides, MHA
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NATIONAL ADULT DAY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (NADSA)

CAADS is a proud member of the National Adult Day Services Association.

California representatives currently serving on the NADSA Board of Directors:

Corinne Jan, RN, PHN (NADSA Chair)
CEO, Family Bridges / Hong Fook Centers
Oakland

Lydia Missaelides, MHA (NADSA Treasurer)
Executive Director of the Alliance for Leadership and Education
Sacramento

Amanda Sillars, MSW, LCSW
CEO, Total ADHC Solutions, Inc.
Thousand Oaks




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Assemblymember Holden Scores Early Victories for People with Developmental Disabilities
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New California Alzheimer’s task force led by Maria Shriver has a high-profile lineup
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State Lawmakers Eye Federal Dollars To Boost Mental Health Counseling By Peers
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JUL 1, 2019


A silver wave? California braces for elderly boom that could overburden state
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JUN 14, 2019


For Help With Long-Term Care Costs, Look To The States
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Understanding Loneliness In Older Adults — And Tailoring A Solution
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MAR 14, 2019


A Growing American Crisis: Who Will Care for the Baby Boomers?
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Gavin Newsom Calls For ‘Master Plan On Aging’ In California
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