CAADS - California Association for Adult Day Services


JAN 26, 2015, Office of the Governor, For Immediate Release
Governor Brown Announces Appointments

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

DEC 8, 2014, Media Release
Blue Shield of California To Enter Medi-Cal/Medicaid with Acquisition of Care1st

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

What's New . . .

Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) / Cal MediConnect

JAN 26, 2015, Cal Duals
Coordinated Care Initiative Outreach -- Cal Duals Weekly Update January 26, 2015

The Universal Assessment Tool: Improving Care for Recipients of Home- and Community-Based Services

JAN 22, 2015, Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO)
Report on Universal Assessment released from LAO -- [Read report]

CAADS Receives Award for Policy & Advocacy Excellence in Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Support

JAN 12, 2015, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
FCA Announces the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awardees -- [Read more]

What's Trending . . .


JAN 12, 2015, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
CAADS Receives Award for Policy & Advocacy Excellence in Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Support -- [Read more]


Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) / Cal MediConnect

JAN 19, 2015, Cal Duals
Cal Duals Outreach Weekly Update | Cal Duals Website with Enrollment Data, FAQs and more!


CBAS Waiver

NOV 11, 2014, CDA
CMS Approves CBAS Waiver Effective DEC 1, 2014; Details and slides from webinar for CBAS providers posted on CDA website -- [Read more]


Dual Eligible Beneficiaries

NOV 24, 2014, 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, NSCLC
Balance Billing Dual Eligibles Violates Federal and State Law -- [Read more]
Helpful Resources
Welfare and Institutions Code Section 14019.4 balance billing protections in state statute
Physician’s Toolkit including how claims are properly processed with Medi-Cal
Prohibition on Balance Billing Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMBs) pamphlet from CMS
Crossover Only Provider Authorization Information DHCS form if not a full Medi-Cal provider
• Balance billing issues? Contact Georgia Burke at NSCLC:


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

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Advocacy Steps for Consumers and Advocates Regarding the Home Care Rule: Update on Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead -- [Read more]
Helpful Resources
Full text of relevant CMS guidance
Action Steps for Conusmers and Advocates Regarding the New Home Care Rule
Home Care Rule Advocacy Fact Sheet

OCT 16, 2014, CAADS
CAADS Letter to DHCS Urges HCBS Rules that Support Access and Safety for Alzheimer's Patients Voluntarily Attending Adult Day Programs -- [Read letter]

OCT 15, 2014, CA Council of the Alzheimer's Association
Alzheimer's Association Submits Letter to CMS Regarding Anticipated HCBS Guidance on Non-Residential Care Settings -- [Read letter]


In Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

DEC 31, 2014, 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 -- [Read report]

DEC 31, 2014, DRC
Important Notice To All IHSS Recipients and Providers -- [Read notice]

NOV 12, 2014, DRC
New Federal Rules Impact People Who Use IHSS and IHSS Providers -- [Read more]


Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS)

What's In a Notice? How Notices Of Action Protect Consumers in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports -- [View tool]



NOV 17, 2014, CMS
New Changes to Website As Next Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Launches -- [Read more]
As Referenced
New home page
New Consumer Action page
National Medicaid and CHIP program information
Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Reports
Medicaid-Marketplace Coordination
State Medicaid and CHIP profiles
Medicaid managed care profiles



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


Universal Assessment

JAN 22, 2015, Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO)
Report on Universal Assessment released from LAO -- [Read 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 and Code of Ethics.

CAADS 2014 Annual Report | Membership Information

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


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.

ALE 2014 Annual Report

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California Association for Adult Day Services
1107 9th Street, Suite 701 || Sacramento, California 95814-3610
TEL: (916) 552-7400 || FAX: (866) 725-3123 || EMAIL:

          Quick Links . . .

 Associate Members
(Vendors, Consultants & Networks page)
Community Based Adult Services
(CBAS page)
 Coordinated Care Initiative /
Cal MediConnect

(CCI page)
 Legal Updates
(Legal page)


Human Kindness--it just flows around here
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Click to view the clip from CAADS 25th anniversary video
Honoring Adult Day Services pioneers and those they serve.

NSCLC Video Features
Adult Day Health Care

View Video
ADHC starts at 4:10 mark

Forever In Our Hearts
Nina Martine Nolcox,

1965 - 2014

SCHOLARSHIP FUND Now Accepting Contributions

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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Videos/YouTube   ||  
Media Archives


Office of the Governor
JAN 26, 2015
For Immediate Release
Governor Brown Announces Appointments
Key Words:
Jennifer Kent | director of the California Department of Health Care Services

Santa Cruz Sentinel
JAN 24, 2015
Family of Santa Cruz County service agencies struck by misfortune
Jessica A. York
Key Words:
Community Bridges family of services | Elderday Adult Day Health Care

Modern Healthcare
JAN 16, 2015
BREAKING: CMS chief Tavenner to step down
Paul Demko
Key Words:
CMS | top Medicare and Medicaid official | Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Farm Futures
JAN 12, 2015
USDA proposes changes to child, adult care food program
Meals to include greater variety of vegetables and fruits and whole grains under proposed changes
Key Words:
Child and Adult Care Food Program | CACFP | older adults and adults in nonresidential daycare settings | input on the proposal | Federal Register

Record Searchlight
JAN 8, 2015
Democrats press Gov. Jerry Brown to increase help for poor
Judy Lin, Associated Press
Key Words:
health care | social programs to assist the poor | health and human services | low-income health care plan, Medi-Cal | low-income seniors and people with disabilities

California Health Report
JAN 7, 2015
Adding Insult to Injury: The Tale of the Blue Envelope
Matt Perry
Key Words:
Cal MediConnect | dual eligible | Medi-Cal and Medicare | National Senior Citizens Law Center | Center for Health Care Rights | managed care | patient-centered healthcare | Californians for Disability Rights

Modern Healthcare
DEC 30, 2014
Bella departure marks second recent high-level CMS exit
Virgil Dickson
Key Words:
CMS | coordinated-care demonstrations | integrating Medicare and Medicaid for dual-eligibles

Daily Democrat
DEC 17, 2014
Housing project to expand Yolo Adult Day Health Center
Supes approve first phase of construction
Sarah Dowling
Key Words:
Yolo Adult Day Health Center

New America Media / Black Voice News
DEC 13, 2014
CA Advocates Hope Low-Income Black Elders Ready for New Health Program
Corey Arvin
Key Words:
Cal MediConnect (CMC) health care program | continuity of care | Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) | Molina Healthcare | adult day health centers

Catholic San Francisco
DEC 10, 2014
Adult Day Services a home away from home
Jeff Bialik
Key Words:
Catholic Charities Adult Day Services San Mateo County | licensed adult day program

Media Release
DEC 8, 2014
Blue Shield of California To Enter Medi-Cal/Medicaid with Acquisition of Care1st
Key Words:
Blue Shield of California | Care1st Health Plan | Medi-Cal | dually eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare

Visalia Times-Delta
DEC 5, 2014
Day services for adults with dementia needed in Visalia
Teresa Douglass
Key Words:
Porterville Adult Day Services| adult day program | Personal Adult Day Services (PADS) | adult day services

California Healthline
DEC 1, 2014
New Legislative Strategies May Emerge To Raise Medi-Cal Reimbursement Rates
David Gorn
Key Words:
Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rates | 10% payment cut | access problems

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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)


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Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director

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Pamela Amundsen
Education & Events Manager

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Kathryn Atkinson
Membership & Communications Director

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Coni Segretto-Ricci
Office Assistant

Phyliss Regino
Office Assistant
(not pictured)

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