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SEPT 20 -- CAADS WEBINAR
Developmental Trauma in Seniors: When Survival Strategies Fail

ANNOUNCEMENT | Registration Form [ Fill-in :: Write-on ]
CAADS Member: $39 | Non-member: $139

NOV 6-8 -- CAADS Fall Conference & Annual Membership Meeting in Anaheim
Health, Hope and Healing: The Promise of Adult Day Services

BROCHURE | Registration Form [ Fill-in :: Write-on ] | CE Order Form [ Fill-in :: Write-on ]

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 . . . SEPTEMBER 19, 2018



Stakeholder Feedback Requested on Multipurpose Senior Services Program Model of Care Recommendations

SEP 6, 2018 | CAADS

In preparation for the transition of Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) sites becoming a fully integrated Medi-Cal managed care benefit, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the California Department of Aging (CDA) have convened a Model of Care Workgroup composed of the two agencies, MSSP sites, and managed care plans. The workgroup's goal is to develop recommendations for a model of care for the new Home and Community-Based Services Care Planning and Management benefit that will take the place of the MSSP program.

DHCS and CDA are seeking public comment on the workgroup's first set of recommendations. The public comment period will be open for the month of September, with comments due by close of business on Monday, October 1 to info@calduals.org.

Release of Cal MediConnect Long-Term Services and Supports Best Practices Summary

On August 31, DHCS released a new report, "Improving Care Coordination for Members with Long-Term Services and Supports: Findings from the Cal MediConnect Best Practice Meeting."

One key focus of Cal MediConnect (CMC) - as well as the broader Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) - is to better integrate long-term services and supports (LTSS) for Medicare and Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Several years into the program, evaluation findings indicate that, while CMC provides a valuable new pathway for serving dual eligibles, more work can be done to:

  • Connect members to LTSS services; and
  • Better integrate and coordinate those services with the more traditional medical benefits that health plans offer.

As one of several initiatives to address this ongoing challenge, during the spring of 2018, the Cal MediConnect plans participated in a best practices process to examine their own internal operations and share learnings with each other. Best practices were identified in the following areas:

  • Identifying LTSS needs through health risk assessments, internal processes, and external referrals;
  • Connecting members to LTSS services by leveraging technology and closely monitoring referrals;
  • Developing care coordination infrastructure that accounts for specific LTSS member needs; and
  • LTSS-specific training and education for plan care coordination staff.

September CCI Stakeholder Update

The next CCI stakeholder webinar is Thursday, September 20, at 10:00 AM. Register for the webinar.

 

CAADS Conference Brochure Now Available
Register Early for Best Rates!

SEP 5, 2018 | CAADS

Registration for the November 6-8, 2018 CAADS Fall Conference and Annual Membership Meeting is now open. We look forward to seeing you at the Sheraton at the Park in Anaheim! Hotel Reservations for the CAADS event are $129 Single/Double Occupancy.

 

CAADS Webinar | SEPT 20 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Developmental Trauma in Seniors: When Survival Strategies Fail

Announcement | CAADS Member: $39 | Non-member: $139
Registration Form [ Fill-in :: Write-on ]

Thanks to recent research we now have a greater understanding of the complex and unseen, yet far-reaching and life-long consequences of Developmental Trauma. This trauma leaves behind certain imprints that affect our ability to relate, to realize our full potential and to behave resiliently during life's ups and downs particularly as we age. By learning about Developmental Traums and the survival strategies we use to survive, we can more effectively support our seniors during this phase of life when those old strategies begin to fail. Additionally, this knowledge helps us improve our own self-care, increasing resilience all around. MORE

 

Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: August 2018

AUG 27, 2018 | Cal Duals

The Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative Monthly Update: August 2018 is now available.

 

Millions of seniors pushed into povertyWe Stand with Seniors logo

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!


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.
Learn more about CAADS



CAADS - A.L.E.

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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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):

1-855-260-3274

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:

1-800-822-6222

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
or
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

855-613-7080



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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: caads@caads.org


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Videos / Podcasts

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.

Seniors and Children Find Inspiration Together at a Day Care With a Heartwarming New Approach
FEB 2, 2018
Time Magazine
Megan McCluskey
Featuring ONEgeneration


What is an Adult Day Health Care Center? One of San Diego's Best Kept Secrets...
APR 18, 2017
SmarterSanDiego
Featuring Kathryn Holt, Owner, Poway Adult Day Health Care Center, and her mother Lois Knowlton, the Center's Administrator

MORE Videos / Podcasts

 

Highlighted
Media Coverage

This is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like
The Atlantic
Alana Semuels | FEB 2018

 

Recent
Media Coverage

The remedy for surprise medical bills may lie in stitching up federal law
SEP 11, 2018
Fierce Healthcare
Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
KEY WORDS:
balance bill | ERISA | Employee Retirement Income Security Act | protect patients from balance bills | appropriate reimbursement levels | Affordable Care Act | cost-sharing


For Alzheimer's caregivers, self-care comes first
SEP 10, 2018
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Bradley J. Fikes
KEY WORDS:
Alzheimer's San Diego | caregivers of dementia patients | memory problem


California Gov. signs into law new insurance merger protections
SEP 10, 2018
Modern Healthcare
Virgil Dickson
KEY WORDS:
health insurance plans | Assembly Bill 595 | California's Department of Managed Health Care | Health Access California | Centene Corp. | Health Net Inc. | Blue Shield of California | Care1st Health | California Association of Health Plans


Patients with the most to gain from digital health hardly engage with new tools
AUG 29, 2018
Fierce Healthcare
KEY WORDS:
digital health | healthcare | telemedicine | low-income individuals | chronically-ill seniors | reimbursement pathway


Medi-Cal Patients Report Feeling Stigmatized, Discriminated Against by Healthcare Providers
AUG 27, 2018
California Health Report
KEY WORDS:
patients | health | Medi-Cal recipients | uninsured | accessing healthcare | California Department of Health Services | cultural competence | language barriers | the stigma of Medi-Cal | Gold Coast Health Plan | health case manager | reimbursement rate | federally qualified health centers


Affordable housing, mental health services tapped as needs for Santa Maria block grant funding
AUG 27, 2018
Santa Maria Times
KEY WORDS:
Santa Maria Wisdom Center | adult day care services for seniors with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other debilitating conditions | seniors and their caregivers


Easterseals Advocates Thank Local Assemblymember
AUG 24, 2018
Pasadena Now
KEY WORDS:
Easterseals Southern California | Assemblymember Chris Holden | $25 million in funding | developmental disability service providers | provider payment rates | Assembly Bill 279 | Adult Day Services


Why a patient paid a $285 copay for a $40 drug
AUG 19, 2018
KVIE / PBS News Hour
Megan Thompson
KEY WORDS:
Anthem Medicare plan | Express Scripts | CVS | Caremark | OptumRX | GoodRx | WellRx


Blood pressure guidelines changed, and that wasn't good for my elderly mother
AUG 19, 2018
The Washington Post
Janice Neumann
KEY WORDS:
geriatrician | rehabilitation facility | nursing homes | age and quality of life | Journal of the American Geriatrics Society | betterhealthwhileaging.net | geriatric nurse practitioner


A Black Eye For Blue Shield: Consumers Lash Out Over Coverage Lapses
AUG 20, 2018
California Healthline
Chad Terhune
KEY WORDS:
Blue Shield of California | Covered California exchange | Affordable Care Act | HealthPlan Services | health care | California Department of Managed Health Care


Thousands of Medi-Cal Patients Report Poor Treatment by Doctors, Staff
AUG 16, 2018
California Health Report
Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil
KEY WORDS:
Medi-Cal | accessing health care | California Department of Health Care Services | older folks | Gold Coast Health Plan | low reimbursement rate | low-income Californians | federally qualified health centers


Industry Voices—Chronically ill patients deserve a better care model
AUG 16, 2018
Fierce Healthcare
Mahesh Krishnan, MD
KEY WORDS:
multiple chronic conditions | medically complex patients | multidisciplinary care teams | care coordination | Medicare beneficiaries


With Scarce Access To Interpreters, Immigrants Struggle To Understand Doctors' Orders
AUG 15, 2018
NPR
Sheila Mulrooney Eldred
KEY WORDS:
"meaningful access" | Affordable Care Act | Medicaid and Medicare managed care plans | health care | Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights


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CAADS STAFF



Photo of Lydia Missaelides

Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director




Christin Hemann

Christin Hemann
Associate Director




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Kathryn Atkinson
Membership & Communications Director




Pam Amundsen

Pam Amundsen
Education & Events Manager




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Coni Segretto-Ricci
Office Assistant




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Phyliss Regino
Office Assistant





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