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CAADS Members Only Alert:
GOVERNOR’S MAY REVISION RELEASED - ADHC/CBAS PROPOSED FOR ELIMINATION AS MEDI-CAL BENEFIT

MAY 15, 2020 | Ca. Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS)
Members Only Alert


Tuesday, May 26 | 10 - 11:30 AM PDT | CAADS COVID-19 Guidance Webinar Series Part 9

Save the Date for Part 10 - June 1, 2020

WHAT WE WILL COVER
Join us for an advocacy focused webinar and learn what you can do to save ADHC from elimination. Meet our new communications consultant and how to use social media and a new advocacy tool that we will unveil during the webinar. Hear about media successes to date and what you can do to help get the word out. Come prepared to take action!

PRESENTERS
Christin Hemann, Executive Director, CAADS
Lydia Missaelides, MHA, Executive Director, Alliance for Leadership and Education
Maureen Erwin, Communications and Campaign Consultant
Panel of Providers

CAADS Members: No Charge for the entire series
Non-member: Register for Part 9 for $129 OR both Part 9 & Part 10 for $199.00, per email/registrant
Non-Member Registration Form: FILL IN :: WRITE ON

Registration Questions: Contact Pamela Amundsen, Manager of Education & Events pam@caads.org


MAY 21| 2:30 - 4 PM PDT | CAADS Webinar:
Engagement in Activities That Can Be Modified for Different Settings

VIEW THE ANNOUNCEMENT LINK ABOVE FOR DETAILS ON WHAT WE WILL COVER

CAADS Members:  $25 per registrant
Non-member: $49 per registrant 
Registration Form: FILL-IN :: WRITE ON


***IMPORTANT NOTICE***
APR 14 |  2 - 3:30 PM PDT | Ca. Dept of Aging (CDA - CBAS Branch)
CBAS Temporary Alternative Services (TAS) Webinar Training

SLIDES

RECORDING

ACL 20-06 and ACL 20-07


THE CAADS HISTORY & PHYSICAL FORM — A CDA-Approved Standardized Tool
Frequently Asked Questions | Order Form Fill-in : Write-on


What's New . . .    May 22, 2020

Monthly Statistical Summary Report (MSSR)

MAY 19, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Aging - CBAS | ACL 20-12

TO:
Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) Center Administrators and Program Directors

This All Center Letter (ACL) is to notify CBAS Providers of the resumption of MSSR reporting beginning with the May 2020 reporting period.

Read the entire All Center Letter 20-12 HERE

 

CAADS Members Only Alert:
GOVERNOR’S MAY REVISION RELEASED - ADHC/CBAS PROPOSED FOR ELIMINATION AS MEDI-CAL BENEFIT

MAY 15, 2020 | Ca. Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS)
Members Only Alert

The Newsom Administration released its May Revision of the Budget yesterday. Given the impact of COVID-19, it reflects an anticipated budget deficit of $54.3 billion, and unfortunately, it calls for the elimination of the Adult Day Health Care/Community Based Adult Services (ADHC/CBAS) program by January 1, 2021. Following are some of the highlights from the Health and Human Services Budget Summary, and the reference to the CBAS program and other Medi-Cal programs starts on page 61 of the summary.

Over the next few weeks, both houses in Legislature (Assembly and Senate) will negotiate, make proposals and adopt their version of a proposed budget. In addition, during this time CAADS, advocates and providers will have to work with the Legislature to help them understand why eliminating ADHC/CBAS is a very shortsighted proposal.

Please read the entire alert HERE

 

Policy Cheat Sheet: Translating COVID-19’s Impact on Medicaid Policy

MAY 15, 2020 | Centers for Health Care Strategies, Inc. | Newsletter Link

Medicaid plays a central role in the U.S. health care system and is often essential in times of crisis such as natural disasters, economic downturns, and public health emergencies. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Medicaid programs and policies at the state and federal levels are adapting at a rapid pace.

To help translate emerging policies during the pandemic, CHCS is offering this new resource to provide a clear, digestible, and informal way to clarify COVID-19’s impact on select Medicaid policies. Originally, CHCS staffers created this Policy Cheat Sheet series for internal CHCS use, but we thought it might also be useful to external stakeholders. Clear policy explanations are in demand these days!

If you would like to continue receiving these updates, sign up here.

 

New Participant Enrollment during CBAS Temporary Alternative Services (TAS)

MAY 13, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Aging - CBAS | ACL 20-11

TO:
Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) Center Administrators and Program Directors

This letter provides guidance to providers regarding expectations for enrolling new participants during this period of CBAS TAS.

Read the entire All Center Letter 20-11 HERE

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) #4 – COVID-19, CBAS Temporary Alternative Services (TAS)

MAY 9, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Public Health | AFL 20-51

All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary
This AFL notifies health facilities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) update on COVID-19 symptoms. Health facilities should ensure their screening process and policies and procedures reflect the updated symptoms.

The CDC has updated the list of COVID-19 symptoms to include a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

Read the entire AFL 20-51

 

UPDATED STATEWIDE WAIVERS FOR BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

MAY 8, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services (CDSS) - CCLD | PIN 20-12-CCLD

TO:
ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES
HOME CARE ORGANIZATION LICENSEES AND HOME CARE AIDES
ADULT AND SENIOR CARE CERTIFIED ADMINISTRATORS

PIN 20-12-CCLD provides updated guidance to Adult and Senior Care (ASC) Program licensees and administrators (conditionally certified and certified), Home Care Organization (HCO) licensees, and Home Care Aides (HCAs) regarding the statewide waivers for background checks, and supersedes the background check waivers issued in PIN 20-09-CCLD dated April 2, 2020.

Read the entire PIN 20-12-CCLD HERE

 

CAADS COVID-19 Participant Wellness Check & Risk Assessment

May 8, 2020 | California Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS)
Revised Checklist as of May 8,2020


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) #4 – COVID-19, CBAS Temporary Alternative Services (TAS)

MAY 8, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Aging - CBAS Branch | ACL 20-10

The purpose of this All Center Letter (ACL) is to notify CBAS providers that the Department of Aging (CDA) has released a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document pertaining to ACL 20-09, CBAS TAS Documentation Guidance, released on May 1, 2020. The FAQ is attached.

Read the entire ACL 20-10

 

Transfers to Low Acuity Alternate Care Sites During Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic (This AFL supersedes guidance provided in AFL 20-48)

May 6, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) | AFL 20-48.1

All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary

  • This AFL provides information on state-run low-acuity alternate care sites and guidance for the transfer of COVID-19 positive patients to alleviate strain on hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and ensure patient safety.
  • The guidance in this AFL has been updated for clarity and to address transfers to congregate living health facilities licensed by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

Please read the entire AFL 20-48.1 HERE

 

Expanding Access to Testing: Updated Interim Guidance on Prioritization for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Laboratory Testing
(This AFL supersedes guidance provided in AFL 20-44)

May 2, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) | AFL 20-44.1

All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary

  • This AFL informs health facilities of the availability of both Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and serology testing for COVID-19 across California hospital, academic, commercial, and public health laboratories.
  • This interim guidance supports the local public health department, health care providers, and laboratories in determining prioritization of specific groups for PCR molecular testing.
  • This AFL modifies the guidance provided in AFL 20-44, changing the four priority levels to two tiers and provides guidance for quarantine/Isolation.

Please read the entire AFL 20-44.1 HERE

 

Visitor Limitations Guidance
(This AFL supersedes AFL 20-38)

May 2, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) | AFL 20-38.1

All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary

  • This AFL notifies all facilities of new visitor limitation guidelines for pediatric patients, patients in labor and delivery, and patients at end-of-life.
  • This AFL clarifies that health facilities may permit a support person to accompany a patient for whom a support person has been determined to be essential to the care of the patient (medically necessary), including patients with physical, intellectual, and/or developmental disabilities and patients with cognitive impairments.

Please read the entire AFL 20-38.1 HERE

 

CBAS Temporary Alternative Services (TAS) Documentation Guidance

May 1, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Aging (CDA) - CBAS Branch | ACL 20-09

TO:
Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) Center Administrators and Program Directors

Purpose:
This letter provides guidance to providers regarding expectations for completing and maintaining health record documentation during this period of CBAS TAS.

CBAS TAS Documentation
Following are guidelines for CBAS TAS quarterly reporting and IPC completion for continuing participants. While these guidelines are specific to CBAS TAS, they closely follow the statutory, regulatory, and 1115 Waiver requirements for documentation, as well as policy set forth in the Medical Provider Manual.
For the purpose of providing a standard approach for providers to document the most pertinent CBAS TAS care plan information and progress for each participant served, and for CDA monitoring, the following will apply:

Please read the entire ACL 20-09 for all the details

 

Certain SSI & VA Beneficiaries Required to Take Additional Steps to Receive Dependent Payments

APR 30, 2020 | Justice in Aging

The IRS announced last Friday that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and VA beneficiaries who did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019 must use the online non-filers form by this Tuesday, May 5, to receive additional $500 payments this year for each of their dependents under age 17. Those who register will receive their dependent payments at the same time as their $1,200 individual stimulus payments. However, if these non-tax filers miss the deadline, the IRS is currently indicating that they will have to wait to receive their dependent payments until 2021, and will have to file a tax return in order to be eligible. This new deadline comes after a similar deadline for low-income Social Security beneficiaries with dependents, who were given until April 22 to file online for dependent payments if they had not filed taxes in recent years.

 

FISCAL YEAR 2019-20 ALLOCATIONS FOR IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES (IHSS) PROGRAM SOCIAL WORKER OVERTIME AND IHSS AND ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES PROGRAMS OUTREACH DUE TO COVID-19

APR 30, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services (CDSS) - CCLD | CFL 19/20-82

Primary Audience:
ALL COUNTY WELFARE DIRECTORS
ALL COUNTY WELFARE FISCAL OFFICERS

Executive Summary:
This letter informs counties of the Fiscal Year 2019-20 In-Home Supportive Services program administration allocation augmentation of $9.0 million General Fund (GF) and Adult Protective Services program administration allocation of $1.0 million GF, pending updates to the FY 2019-20 budget. Funding is being provided pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, dated March 4, 2020, that was issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reference: ALL COUNTY LETTER (ACL) NO. 20-30, DATED March 30, 2020 CFL NO. 19/20-28, DATED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER (EO) DATED MARCH 4, 2020 HOUSE RESOLUTION 6201, FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT.

Read the entire CFL 19/20-82 HERE

 

ADULT CARE FACILITIES INFORMATIONAL CALL REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)

APR 27, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services (CDSS) - CCLD | PIN 20-13-ASC (Updated April 27, 2020)

Primary Audience:
ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROVIDERS

Summary:
PIN 20-13-ASC (Updated) advises Adult and Senior Care (ASC) licensees to give notice to the families of all persons in care when a person in a facility tests positive for COVID-19. The PIN provides updated direction regarding similar notice to persons in care and health care professionals/individuals providing health care related support that enter the facility to provide services.

Update: Please see NOTE on page two (2) that provides additional direction regarding similar notice to persons in care and health care professionals/individuals providing health care related support that enter the facility to provide services.

An electronic copy of PIN 20-13-ASC - ADULT CARE FACILITIES INFORMATIONAL CALL REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) is available for viewing/downloading by clicking on the following link:

PIN 20-13-ASC (UPDATED) NOTIFICATION TO FAMILIES WHEN A PERSON TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

Previous PINs are available at the CCLD website

If you have any questions regarding this PIN, please contact your local Regional Office.

 

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Small Business Loan - Members Only Alert

APR 24, 2020 | Ca. Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS) | Members Only Alert

On Friday, April 24, 2020, the President signed a $484 billion COVID-19 emergency package to fund the depleted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This new package contains additional funding for health care providers and COVID-19 testing, and will also set aside $60 billion for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Grants

Please read the entire alert HERE

 

ADULT CARE FACILITIES INFORMATIONAL CALL REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)

APR 22, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services (CDSS) - CCLD | PIN 20-14-ASC

Primary Audience:
ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROVIDERS

Summary:
PIN 20-14-ASC - ADULT CARE FACILITIES INFORMATIONAL CALL REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) announces statewide adult care facilities provider calls regarding COVID-19 on April 23, 2020 at 1:00PM and 3:00PM.

An electronic copy of PIN 20-14-ASC - ADULT CARE FACILITIES INFORMATIONAL CALL REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) is available for viewing/downloading by clicking on the following link:

PIN 20-14-ASC - ADULT CARE FACILITIES INFORMATIONAL CALL REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)

Previous PINs are available at the CCLD website

If you have any questions regarding this PIN, please contact your local Regional Office.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) #2 and #3 – COVID-19, CBAS Temporary Alternative Services Purpose

APR 22, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Aging - CBAS Branch | ACL 20-08

The purpose of this All Center Letter (ACL) is to notify CBAS providers that the Department of Aging (CDA) has released two Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents concerning CBAS Temporary Alternative Services (TAS). They provide answers to questions from the April 17, 2020, CBAS Provider TAS Webinar. The FAQs are attached. (Note: FAQ #2 was previously released to providers on April 20, 2020.)

Read the entire ACL 20-08

 

COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION ONLINE RESOURCES ON CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

APR 21, 2020 | Ca. Dept. of Social Services (CDSS) - CCLD | PIN 20-11-CCLD

TO:
ALL CCLD FACILITY LICENSEES AND PROVIDERS
ALL CERTIFIED ADMINISTRATORS
ALL ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAM VENDORS

PIN 20-11-CCLD announces a dedicated COVID-19 landing page on the Community Care Licensing Division website where all licensees, certified and approved homes, providers, and the public can access online resources related to COVID-19.

Read the entire PIN 20-11-CCLD HERE

 

Your Donations Help!

Two (2) 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
Oakland, CA

Kathleen Kolenda (NADSA Treasurer)
Vice President, Adult Day Services Easterseals Southern California
Irvine, CA

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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CBAS Elimination

Save CBAS 2020 Video
Together we are stronger. Let’s make this go viral!

Here are some hashtags to use when messaging:
#SaveCBAS #SeniorsAreSafeWithCBAS #CBASSavesLives #StopCABSfromElimination #CBASisEssential

Don’t forget to tag:
On Facebook - California Governor
On Twitter - @CAgovernor
On Instagram - cagovernor
Watch this video and share!


California Testing Site Near You

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HIGHLIGHTED
MEDIA COVERAGE

Another Coronavirus Casualty: California’s Budget
MAY 14, 2020
California Healthline
By Angela Hart and Samantha Young and Rachel Bluth


Seniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say
APR 24, 2020
Kaiser Health News
By Judith Graham


How to help seniors now: Coronavirus social distancing only exacerbates some of their pressing needs
APR 21, 2020
New York Daily News
By Dr. Tina Sadarangani


Coronavirus Scams Fraud Alert:
CALIFORNIA SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL WARNING!

MAR 24, 2020
California Senior Medicare Patrol

1135 Waivers: HHS Authority to Alleviate Healthcare Regulatory Requirements During the COVID-19 National Emergency
MAR 23, 2020
JDSupra
Written by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Beware of COVID-19 Scams & Learn About Medicare Coronavirus Coverage & Guidance from Government Agencies
California Health Advocates
Posted by Karen Fletcher
MAR 11, 2020


‘Master Plan on Aging’ Bills Take Effect
Home Health Care News
By Joyce Famakinwa
JAN 7, 2020


 


RECENT
MEDIA COVERAGE

Dealing with Caregiver Guilt During the Coronavirus Crisis
APR 23, 2020
Next Avenue
By Emily Gurnon

Dealing With the Added Challenges of Home Care During the Coronavirus Crisis
MAR 26, 2020
Next Avenue
By Sherri Snelling

The Role of Palliative Care in a COVID-19 Pandemic
MAR 20, 2020
Ca. Health Care Foundation
By Jennifer Moore Ballentine

Providers want CMS to waive penalties, extend deadlines for alternative payment models due to coronavirus
MAR 18, 2020
FierceHealthcare
By Robert King

Coronavirus Brings Added Worries For People With Disabilities
MAR 17, 2020
Disability Scoop
By Blythe Bernhard

HHS Provides Liability Immunity for Coronavirus Countermeasures
MAR 16, 2020
Pepper Hamilton LLP 
By Judith L. O'Grady, Sharon R. Klein and Abigail L. Yeo

Your questions answered about the lockdown: Can I go camping? Do I have to file my taxes? What about the DMV?
MAR 15, 2020
CalMatters.org 
By Nigel Duara

Look for novel coronavirus treatments first, experts say, and vaccines are further off than you think
MAR 13, 2020
FiercePharma
By Eric Sagonowsky
TAGS:
covid-19 | vaccine development

What should the autism community know about the coronavirus outbreak?
MAR 4, 2020
AutismSpeaks.org

MORE Media Coverage

 


VIDEOS / PODCASTS

Palliative Care

Palliative Care Video
Serious illness impacts all facets of a person’s life. Palliative care, which focuses on providing relief from symptoms and stress of serious illness, offers an extra layer of support. This video explains how.


The Importance of Geriatric Care

The Importance of Geriatric Care
Click on the picture to watch the video


Tech tips for our aging population


Seniors Embracing Technology Video

Click on the picture to watch the video


Senior community explores the world with virtual reality

Seniors explore virtual  reality
Click on the picture to watch the video


More younger people forced to step into caregiver role amid earlier Alzheimer's diagnoses

Millinial Caregivers
Click on the picture to watch the video


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.

MORE Videos / Podcasts

 


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CAADS STAFF


Christin Hemann

Christin Hemann, MAG
Executive Director




Danielle Hanlon - Director of Membership & Communications

Danielle Hanlon
Membership & Communications Director




Pam Amundsen

Pam Amundsen
Education & Events Manager




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Office Assistant




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Office Assistant




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