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What's New . . . October 22, 2019

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.

 

Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: September 2019

SEPT 30, 2019 | Cal Duals

The Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative Monthly Update: September 2019 is now available.

 

New ten-year study shows lagging quality improvement in Medi-Cal managed care

SEPT 25, 2019 | CA Health Care Foundation (CHCF) | FULL PUBLICATION

More than 10 million Californians — mostly children, their parents and caretakers, people with disabilities, and adults typically in low-wage jobs — get their health care through a managed care plan in Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. Today CHCF released a new study on the quality of care provided by Medi-Cal managed care plans over the last decade. It examined rates of preventive health screenings, pre- and post-natal care for women, and access to primary care for kids, among many others measures.

Among its key findings, the study shows that quality of care, on average, stayed the same or declined for over half of the measures analyzed, with some particularly disappointing declines in quality of care for children. Furthermore, the study showed that those enrolled in nonprofit or public managed care plans received, on average, better quality than those in for-profit plans. Those who lived in counties with a County Organized Health System received, on average, better quality than those who lived in counties with any of the other five models of managed care.

In CHCF’s latest blog, Chris Perrone, director of Improving Access at CHCF, responds to these findings by outlining five recommendations California can pursue to ensure that all Medi-Cal managed care enrollees, regardless of where they live or their plan, have timely access to high-quality care. This includes establishing measurable plan-specific quality goals with a focus on continuous improvement, as well as starting to pay plans for quality.

 

Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: September 2019

SEPT 30, 2019 | Cal Duals

The Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative Monthly Update: September 2019 is now available.

 

California Master Plan for Aging: Soliciting Members for Subcommittees

SEPT 23, 2019 | Ca. Health & Human Services Agency (CHHS) | Participation Request Form

We are writing to solicit Subcommittee members to provide input on 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 two Subcommittees, Long-Term Care and Research.

For details about the two subcommittes please see the FULL ANNOUNCEMENT.

Subcommittee Participation
If you wish to be considered for participation in one or more of these Subcommittees, please submit the Participation Request Form to EngAGE@aging.ca.gov by September 30, 2019.

The California Health and Human Services Agency will notify individuals who are selected to participate in a Subcommittee by early October 2019. Group size will be limited to ensure a productive discussion environment, but there will be additional venues through which stakeholders will be able to provide feedback during this process.

We appreciate your collaboration and partnership on this important initiative.

 

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Three (3) great opportunities to further support Adult Day Services:

  • CAADS | State Advocacy 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.


Lydia Missaelides

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
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




CARING FOR A VETERAN?

For help, call the VA Caregiver Support Line (toll-free):

1-855-260-3274

For more Information and Resources visit their WEBSITE

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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New California Alzheimer’s task force led by Maria Shriver has a high-profile lineup
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JUN 14, 2019


For Help With Long-Term Care Costs, Look To The States
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MAY 10, 2019


Understanding Loneliness In Older Adults — And Tailoring A Solution
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Judith Graham
MAR 14, 2019


A Growing American Crisis: Who Will Care for the Baby Boomers?
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FEB 15, 2019


Gavin Newsom Calls For ‘Master Plan On Aging’ In California
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FEB 15, 2019

 


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