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SEPT 19| CAADS WEBINAR: Pathways to Team Harmony
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What's New . . . September 19, 2019
It's National Adult Day Services Week!
September 15-21, 2019
Let's celebrate! Follow CAADS on Facebook and Twitter (links above), watch for posts, and share what your program / center is doing to celebrate.
Over 100 Organizations Outline Priorities for Master Plan for Aging
SEPT 18, 2019 | Justice in Aging
California has embarked on developing a Master Plan for Aging – an ambitious and crucial undertaking to address the needs of California’s older adults today and for generations to come. To inform the planning process, over 100 organizations submitted a letter this week to the California Health and Human Services Agency outlining high-level priorities the Master Plan should address.
With California’s population of older adults expected to almost double over the next twenty years from 5.4 million to 10.3 million, the priority letter endorses a Master Plan centered on equity with clear and actionable priorities to ensure dignity and justice for all Californians as we age. Read the letter.
The Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee had its first meeting yesterday to kick off the planning process. Both Justice in Aging’s Executive Director, Kevin Prindiville, and board member, Fernando Torres-Gil are on the committee and participated.
Justice in Aging has also laid out a set of principles that we will continue to advocate for throughout the planning process. Incorporating these principles into the Master Plan would help those Californians who are struggling the most, while strengthening all families and communities.
Jennifer Kent, Director of the California Department of Health Care Services, Resigns
Announced SEPT 10, 2019 | Questions: Please contact Christin Hemann, CAADS Executive Director (Contact information available below.)
The Care Agenda: Expanding CA’s Long-term Supports and Services (LTSS) for All
Town Halls with CA legislators and with other coalition partners | CADA LTSS Benefits Explainer
Announced SEPT 5, 2019 | CA Aging and Disability Alliance (CADA)
Who are we?
We are organizations of seniors, people with disabilities and family caregivers as well as homecare workers. We include members of the Grassroots Committee of the CA Aging and Disability Alliance (CADA) and the CA Care Council.
What are these events?
These are public forums to share our stories of Long-term Services and Supports (LTSS), educate our policy makers, and deepen our unity to win a new social insurance program to help all Californians afford the Long-term Services and Supports- including Longterm Care- we need to live and age with dignity.
Please join us at a LTSS Town Hall near you. Confirmed locations and dates include:
- San Fernando Valley/Los Angeles:
- Date: September 16, 2019
- Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
- Location: Temple Beth Hillel
- 12326 Riverside Dr, Valley Village CA 91607
- (Flyer attached)
- Bay Area:
- Date: September 19, 2019
- Time: 9:45am-12pm
- Location: SF Main Library, The Koret Auditorium
- 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
- (Facebook event and flyer attached)
- Orange County:
- Date: October 9, 2019
- Time: 3:15pm-4:30pm
- Location: The Great Wolf Lodge
- 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840
*Refreshments provided and interpretation & other accommodations provided upon request. RSVP and accommodation requests HERE for all of the Town Halls.
California’s Master Plan for Aging - First meeting of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee
Announced SEPT 4, 2019 | California Master Plan for Aging Team
Thank you for your interest in the development of California’s Master Plan for Aging! The first meeting of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee for this effort will be on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
The meeting agenda, materials, and call-in information will be available in advance on the California Health and Human Services Agency WEBSITE.
You may attend the meeting on September 17 in-person or via conference call. Please visit CHHS’ website for further information.
For questions or comments, or to added or removed from this distribution list, email EngAGE@aging.ca.gov.
Thank you for your interest in California’s Master Plan for Aging!
California Legislature passes transparency bill aimed at Kaiser
AUG 27, 2019 | Modern Healthcare | FULL ARTICLE
Kaiser Permanente may face a new California transparency law targeted at its finances. The state Legislature passed a union-sponsored BILL that would force each of the health system's facilities to disclose its profits.
The state Legislature sent the bill to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk on Monday, where he has 12 days from receiving it to sign it into law. A spokesperson for Newsom said the governor is still evaluating the legislation.
Under the bill, Kaiser would have to change how it releases financial information. Currently the health system lumps the data together for its 35 hospitals in the state, segmenting it only by those in Northern and Southern California. Click HERE to read the full article.
Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: August 2019
AUG 27, 2019 | Cal Duals
The Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative Monthly Update: August 2019 is now available.
Tell the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service to protect SNAP for older adults and their families
AUG 27, 2019 | Justice in Aging | CALL TO ACTION
The Trump Administration has proposed a new rule that would restrict broad-based categorical eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This dangerous proposal would take away vital food and nutrition from 3 million people, including over 600,000 seniors.
Specifically, the proposed rule eliminates the state option to use Broad Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE), which is currently used by over 40 states to waive restrictive asset tests and ease administrative burdens. Congress rejected this proposed change by removing it from the last year’s Farm Bill, but now the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is trying to limit SNAP eligibility through regulations.
Use the National Council on Aging’s comment portal to send a personalized comment opposing this proposed rule today! Organizations can submit comments on regulations.gov. Additional resources available at the bottom of the full notice.
The 60-day public comment period ends on September 23.
Ca. Dept. of Aging has a brand new newsletter, Aging Matters!
AUG 26, 2019 | CA Dept. of Aging (CDA) | NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the CDA Newsletter!
In this issue, you’ll read about CDA’s new Acting Director, California’s Master Plan for Aging, how nutrition programs improve health and well-being, and more. Click below to read.
SUBSCRIBE TO THIS NEWSLETTER
Comcast Announces Expansion of Low Cost Internet Service; Low Income People with Disabilities Will Benefit
AUGUST 2019 | COMCAST | ANNOUNCEMENT
Last week Comcast announced eligibility changes to their Internet Essentials program. The program provides low cost internet services to low-income households who might otherwise not have access. No doubt many households which include people with disabilities will qualify. To be eligible, applicants simply need to show they are participating in one or more of a dozen different federal assistance programs, including Medicaid, SNAP, and SSI. This expansions means that reduced cost internet access will now be available to all qualified low-income households within the Comcast service area.
To apply for the service visit https://www.internetessentials.com
California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly makes appointments to Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee
AUG 15, 2019 | CAADS & CHHS | ANNOUNCEMENT
CAADS is thrilled to announce that President & CEO Debbie Toth of Choice in Aging (CiA) has been appointed to California’s Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee! Governor Gavin Newsom announced in January his intention to create a Master Plan for Aging, in June he signed an Executive Order calling for the Secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency to convene a cabinet level workgroup to advise in the development of the Master Plan on Aging by October 1, 2020. This diverse group of stakeholders with varying expertise and experiences will help to develop components of the Master Plan,including best practices and data metrics, to guide the work of state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age friendly California.
CAADS sends a heartfelt congratulations to all of the Secretary’s newly appointed committee members! You can see the full list of committee members here.
Dr. Ghaly also announced the launch of a public engagement campaign, Together We ENGAGE. Dr. Ghaly is calling on all Californians to share their ideas and suggestions on how we can collectively build an age-friendly California.
“Engaging Californians in a conversation about how we build an age-friendly California is critically important to the development of the Master Plan,” said Dr. Ghaly. “I urge Californians to submit a pledge to engage with us and share their ideas.”
Complete the Pledge for Action, here.
DIVISION MAILCHIMP ACCOUNT INFORMATION- HOW PROVIDERS AND STAKEHOLDERS CAN SUBSCRIBE FOR UPDATES
August 13, 2019 | CA Dept. of Social Services (CDSS) | PIN 19-09-CCLD
PIN 19-09-CCLD provides information to providers on the new process for signing up to receive Quarterly Updates, Provider Information Notices (PIN) and other important information from the department.,
A sign up button is located on the Community Care Licensing, Quarterly Updates, and PIN pages. You can sign up on our website by clicking on the “Receive Important Updates” button on the right side of either page.
Governor's Task Force on Alzheimer's (Disease) Prevention and Preparedness
AUG 9, 2019 | Ca. Health & Human Services (CHHS) | ANNOUNCEMENT
We are living in a time of historic demographic change, and California has the largest aging population in the nation. As Governor Newsom stated in his first State of the State Address, “The Golden State is getting greyer. We need to get ready for the major demographic challenge headed our way.”
By 2030, the U.S. Census Bureau has estimated that approximately one in five Californians will be 65 or older. The population aged 60 years and over in California is expected to grow more than three times as fast as the total population in the state. As the population grows, it will also grow diverse, with different populations having different needs.
These statistics remind us how important it is to tackle the policy, economic, and health challenges for those with age-related brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and for those who love and care for them.
The purpose of this task force is to present recommendations to the Governor on how local communities, private organizations, businesses, government, and families can prevent and prepare for the rise in the number of cases of Alzheimer’s Disease and all its consequences – and to navigate a path forward to combat this disease in a time of historic demographic change.
To find out more about the task force and the members you can find the complete announcement HERE.
-- SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! --
ALE is excited to share with you two just published research articles that examine the outcomes from ALE’s Community Based Health Home (CBHH) Project
AUG 2, 2019 | Alliance for Leadership and Education | Annoucement
This project began in 2012 with a generous grant from the SCAN Health Plan Community Giving Foundation and furthered advanced with funding from the Thomas J. Long Foundation. As California progressed toward early adoption of the Affordable Care Act health home option, ALE proactively created the first in the nation CBHH model built upon the interdisciplinary adult day health care (ADHC) program
- Racial Disparities in Nutritional Risk among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Adult Day Health Care - Tina R. Sadarangani, Lydia Missaelides, Gary
Yu, Chau Trinh-Shevrin & Abraham Brody, Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics.
- A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Nurse-Led Community-Based Health Home for Ethnically Diverse Older Adults With Multimorbidity in the Adult Day Health
Setting - Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice by Sadarangani, T., Missaelides, L., Eilertsen, E., Jaganathan, H., & Wu, B. (2019)
Congratulations to Tina and Lydia, excellent work!
Your Donations Help!
Three (3) great opportunities to further support Adult Day Services:
- CAADS | State Advocacy Fund
- CAADS | New Improved Website Fund
- ALE | Nina M. Nolcox Scholarship Fund
Learn more and DONATE today -- thank you!
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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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.
Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director of the Alliance for Leadership and Education
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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
Lydia Missaelides, MHA (NADSA Treasurer)
Executive Director of the Alliance for Leadership and Education
Amanda Sillars, MSW, LCSW
CEO, Total ADHC Solutions, Inc.
CARING FOR A VETERAN?
For help, call the VA Caregiver Support Line (toll-free):
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TO REPORT FRAUD AND ABUSE
Call DHCS Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline:
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
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,
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T: (916) 552-7400 || F: (866) 725-3123