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June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month!

JUL 17 (Revised Date)| CAADS WEBINAR: Oral Health (details to come)
NOV 12-14 | CAADS FALL CONFERENCE | Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach
SAVE-THE-DATES and watch for details to come.

WEBINAR RECORDING & HANDOUTS -- Independent Contractor or Employee? How California’s New Classification Rules Can Affect Your Center
CAADS Member: $25 | Non-member: $149 Order Form: Fill-InWrite-On

THE CAADS HISTORY & PHYSICAL FORM — A CDA-Approved Standardized Tool
Frequently Asked Questions | 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 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 . . . JUNE 12, 2019

Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: May 2019

MAY 31, 2019 | Cal Duals

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


Open Forum: The governor’s ageist budget proposal

MAY 20, 2019 | San Francisco Chronicle | FULL ARTICLE

Despite headlines trumpeting prioritization of families in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised state budget proposal, grandma and grandpa are largely missing from the picture.

Newsom placed a whopping $21 billion into the state’s reserve fund, so why do we have a budget so out of whack with California’s older adult needs and programs?

No other population is growing faster than older adults, and yet from 2010 to the present, funding by the Older Americans Act to states has decreased. This forced ongoing cuts by California’s 33 Area Agencies on Aging for assisted transportation, personal care, case management and more.


AARP Endorses Credit for Caring Act - A New Federal Tax Credit to Help Family Caregivers Who Spend Own Money to Care for Loved Ones

MAY 15, 2019 | Sierra Sun Times | FULL ARTICLE

WASHINGTON - AARP endorses the bipartisan Credit for Caring Act introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives today, and commends the sponsors. This bill would give a federal tax credit of up to $3,000 annually to eligible family caregivers.


CAADS Representatives Testify at State Capital

MAY 10, 2019 | CAADS

sen_budget_sub_3Sacramento, CA — CAADS members and staff have been busy testifying in the Assembly and Senate Budget Subcommittees on CAADS budget “ask” for the published fee-for-service Medi-Cal rate to be increased, in addition to supporting Senator Nielsen and Assemblymember Gallagher’s $500,000 request for the Peg Taylor Center to continue to meet Butte County’s need for services after the Camp Fire disaster.

CAADS staff also advocated for an 8 percent increase in provider rates for adult day programs serving participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities, in addition to supporting funding requests for the Assisted Living Waiver program, Caregiver Resource Centers, and Alzheimer’s disease research.

Debbie Toth   Mallory Vega   Cory Miller   Lydia Missaelides   Christin Hemann

Above (L to R): Debbie Toth, Choice in Aging; Mallory Vega, Acacia Adult Day Services; Cory Miller, Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health; Lydia Missaelides, CAADS Executive Director, and Christin Hemann, CAADS Associate Director.


Dodd honors Sheila Allen as Yolo Woman of the Year

MAY 8, 2019 | Davis Enterprise | FULL ARTICLE

SACRAMENTO — Sheila Allen, executive director of Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance, longtime public health professional and registered nurse, was recognized today by state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, as the 2019 Woman of the Year for Yolo County.

“Sheila is an exceptional community leader whose commitment to serving older adults is unmatched in Yolo County,” Sen. Dodd said. “She is a true asset to her organization as well as our aging population. We’re fortunate to have someone like Sheila working on behalf of our seniors.”

She received her honor in the Capitol on the Senate floor.


FRAUD ALERT: Genetic Testing

MAY 1, 2019 | California Senior Medicare Patrol

Please be advised the California Senior Medicare Patrol has seen an alarming increase in fraudulent billing where older adults are deceived into submitting to a cheek swab procedure (aka genetic testing). The scammer claims the procedure tests for cancer and/or other health-related benefits and that is fully covered by Medicare or Medi-Cal.

The scammers offer their fraudulent services to administrators at senior centers, senior residential facilities and other locations including setting up stands at supermarkets and other public locations.

We have additional reports that insurance agents and other service-oriented professionals are unknowingly recruited to serve as lead generators.

Please help us prevent the victimization of our older adults by alerting your networks to this most recent fraud scam. Please, also let me know others who would benefit from this alert.


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.
Learn more about CAADS


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.



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, CAADS

Amanda Sillars, MSW, LCSW
CEO, Total ADHC Solutions, Inc.
Thousand Oaks


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


Mon - Fri 8 AM - 11 PM (EST) || Sat 10:30 AM - 6 PM (EST)


Call DHCS Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline:


The call is free and you can remain anonymous.


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.


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, for more information on ways to protect yourself from healthcare fraud and how to detect it.

If you come across any suspicious activity,




California Association for Adult Day Services
1107 9th Street, Suite 701 || Sacramento, CA 95814–3610
T: (916) 552-7400 || F: (866) 725-3123

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Why are women more likely to age in poverty?

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Click on the picture to watch the Justice in Aging video above to hear from women who are struggling with poverty and learn what we can do about it.

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.

Could adult daycare centers be one solution to providing lower cost care for Alzheimer's patients?
DEC 14, 2018
Danielle Prieur
Listen To The Story

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
Featuring Kathryn Holt, Owner, Poway Adult Day Health Care Center, and her mother Lois Knowlton, the Center's Administrator

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For Help With Long-Term Care Costs, Look To The States
Chris Farrell, Contributor | Next Avenue Contributor Group
MAY 10, 2019

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

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

Gavin Newsom Calls For ‘Master Plan On Aging’ In California
Capital Public Radio
Chris Nichols
FEB 15, 2019



Food Aid Expansion Expected To Help Low-Income Seniors Improve Their Health
JUNE 5, 2019
The California Health Report
Claudia Boyd-Barrett
SNAP | CalFresh | food aid| food stamps program | ssp | Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

When it comes to longevity, social factors play a bigger role than healthcare: study
MAY 20, 2019
Jacqueline Renfrow
social factors | behavioral factors | longevity | Stanford University School of Medicine's study | premature death

Advocates Call For Increased Funds To Support Californians With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities
MAY 16, 2019
California Healthline
The California Health Report
Natalya Estrada
Lanterman Act | Developmental Disabilities | advocates

Loneliness And High Rent Prompt California Seniors To Look For Roommates
MAY 10, 2019
Capital Public Radio
Amita Sharma, KPBS
health care | homeless | shared living | elderly

For Help With Long-Term Care Costs, Look To The States
MAY 10, 2019
Chris Farrell, Contributor | Next Avenue Contributor Group
long-term care | family caregivers | aging | Medicare | Medicaid | Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act | Medicare for All | California Aging and Disability Alliance | Master Plan on Aging

Coming wave of seniors will strain a caregiver network already stretched thin
MAY 8, 2019
Elizabeth Aguilera
seniors | caregivers | plan for aging | elderly family member | Master Plan on Aging | Alzheimer’s research | senior services | In-Home Supportive Services | older adults | senior care | low-income seniors | health insurance | Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) | day care services | LA Care Health Plan

Screening for Unmet Social Needs: A Conversation with a Community Pharmacist
MAY 7, 2019
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
Rachel Ward
medication complexity | avoidable hospitalization | unmet social needs

For Those With Developmental Disabilities, Dental Needs Are Great, Good Care Elusive
MAY 3, 2019
Kaiser Health News
David Tuller
autism-like condition | developmental disability | cerebral palsy | untreated cavities | serious gum infections | Medicaid | Denti-Cal

In 10 Years, Half Of Middle-Income Elders Won’t Be Able To Afford Housing, Medical Care
APR 24, 2019
California Healthline
Victoria Knight
senior population | health care | care for aging Americans | low-income | dementia | mobility issues | medical care | Medicare | long-term care

As Public Charge Fears Escalate, Immigrants Urged Not to Drop Benefits
APR 19, 2019
California Health Report
Claudia Boyd-Barrett
public charge | health | Medi-Cal | CalFresh | emergency room visits | Medicaid | food stamps | Section 8 housing | Medicare Part D | low-income

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Executive Director

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Associate Director

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Danielle Hanlon
Membership & Communications Director

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Pam Amundsen
Education & Events Manager

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Office Assistant

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