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FEB 6 | CAADS WEBINAR: Independent Contractor
AB 5 and the “ABC Test”: Independent Contractor or Employee? How California’s New Classification Law Will Affect Your Center
Members $35 | Non-members $129 | Registration Form
SAVE THE DATES for 2020!
April 15-17 | CAADS SPRING CONFERENCE | Concord/Walnut Creek Hilton
CAADS Education Committee invites you to submit a presentation proposal for the 2020 Spring Conference and Annual Meeting to be held April 15 - 17, 2020 at the Concord / Walnut Creek Hilton Hotel in Concord, CA.
We are looking for dynamic presentations that share industry best practices, challenge our thinking and moves the profession of adult day services forward.
Proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
The Education Committee will review the collected proposals and will make selections based on a rating scale. The submission of a proposal is not a guarantee of selection. If your proposal is accepted, CAADS will contact you by February 26, 2020.
Follow this LINK to submit your proposal.
What's New . . . January 23, 2020
Master Plan for Aging Meeting January 27, 2020
JAN 23, 2020 | CA Dept. of Aging (CDA)
The Master Plan for Aging Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee will meet on Monday, January 27. The meeting will be open to the public and will include time for public comments.
It will focus on In-Home Supportive Services (Part 2) and the LTSS Subcommittee Stakeholder Report.
January 27, 2020
The Master Plan for Aging Long-Term Services & Supports Subcommittee: In-Home Supportive Services (Part 2) and the LTSS Subcommittee Stakeholder Report
- Location: California Department of Rehabilitation
- 721 Capitol Mall, Room 242
- Sacramento, California
- Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- To join the meeting remotely using your smart phone, tablet or computer, click HERE
- Join by phone (listen-only): (888) 788-0099 - Webinar ID: 673-913-453
The agenda and slide presentation will be posted on the Together We EngAGE website when they are available.
The Master Plan for Aging Team
Input needed: RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council
JAN 2020 | Administration for Community Living | INPUT FORM
ACL is seeking input on the challenges faced by family caregivers from individuals and organizations that capture the breadth of the family
To provide your input, please complete the following form no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, February 7, 2020.
Health Update and Interim Guidance – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (nCoV)
JAN 23, 2020 | CA Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) | AFL 20-09
An outbreak of pneumonia of unknown etiology in Wuhan, China was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on December 31, 2019, and a novel coronavirus was soon identified as the cause. On January 21, 2020, CDC announced the first U.S. case in a traveler who had returned from Wuhan.
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE AFL 20-09 TO LEARN MORE, including:
- What is known
- What is not yet known
- Recommendations for Healthcare Facilities
- Criteria for a Person Under Investigation (PUI) for 2019-nCoV
- Infection Control Guidance for 2019-nCoV Infection
- Laboratory Biosafety for 2019-nCoV Infection
2019-nCoV Update Teleconference CDPH is holding a teleconference with providers to discuss 2019-nCoV to discuss the status of this outbreak. Healthcare facilities and providers are encouraged to attend.
The teleconference will be held:
- Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
- Time: 12:00 P.M.
- Dial-in: 1-844-867-6167
- Access Code: 2633697
If you have any questions regarding the infection prevention and control of 2019-nCoV, please contact the CDPH Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 1.17.20
JAN 17, 2020 | CA Dept. of Aging (CDA) | ANNOUNCEMENT
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:
Jacey K. Cooper, 37, of Sacramento, has been appointed state Medicaid director and chief deputy director of health care programs at the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
Read the FULL ANNOUNCMENT for details.
Master Plan for Aging Meeting January 21, 2020
JAN 16, 2020 | CA Dept. of Aging (CDA)
The Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 21, in Sacramento. The meeting will be open to the public and will include time for public comments.
The Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting
- Location: The California Endowment
- 1414 K Street
- Sacramento, California
- Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Join via smart phone, tablet or computer
- Join by phone (listen-only): (888) 788-0099 Webinar ID: 878 704 097
Additional meeting materials will be posted on the CHHS Together We EngAGE website when they are available.
Applications Being Accepted for New Equity Work Group (EWG)
The Master Plan for Aging (MPA) Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) and the California Department of Aging (CDA) are forming a new Equity Work Group (EWG) to advise on MPA deliverables through an equity lens, in keeping with the MPA vision, mission, and values and the changing demographics of aging.
The EWG will meet a projected four times in the next six months to advise on the MPA deliverables, with participation either in person in Sacramento or via Zoom webinar. The first meeting is scheduled for February 13, 2020.
Rigo Saborio, St. Barnabas Senior Services, and Kevin Prindiville, Justice in Aging, are co-coordinating the EWG with CDA. SAC members Catherine Blakemore, Cheryl Brown, Berenice Nunez Constant, and Darrick Lam will also serve on the EWG.
The EWG will include approximately 16 members – eight SAC members, and eight non-SAC members. To fill out the remaining seats, we are seeking two additional SAC members, and eight non-SAC members.
People interested in serving on the new EWG should complete this form by January 21, 2020. Applicants will be notified by the end of January.
Resources to Build Programs and Skills in Generalist Palliative Care
JAN 16, 2020 | California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) | FULL Publication
All people with serious illness should have access to palliative care, beginning early in their illness and delivered in conjunction with disease-oriented treatments. Palliative care focuses on improving quality of life for people with serious illness and their families, including managing physical symptoms, addressing psychological and spiritual concerns, and ensuring that care aligns with the patient’s needs and values.
While access to care delivered by palliative care specialists with advanced training and certification has grown substantially, the needs of people with serious illness outstrip the supply of specialty palliative care services. This points to the need for “generalist” or “primary” palliative care — the integration of key palliative care processes into standard care provided by all clinicians who care for seriously ill patients, such as primary care providers, hospitalists, oncologists, surgeons, nurses, social workers, and chaplains. Generalist palliative care ensures that all seriously ill patients can access supportive services and reserves the limited resource of specialty palliative care for the most complex needs.
CHCF’s “Resources for Generalist Palliative Care” includes a guide to educational and quality-improvement programs, as well as detailed instructions and tools to conduct a needs assessment and to plan projects that integrate generalist palliative care into routine care across a range of settings.
A Chart Of All Of California’s State And City Paid Sick Leave Laws
JAN 16, 2020 | JDSupra | CHART
It’s hard work keeping up with all nine of California’s state and municipal Paid Sick Leave Laws. But Tyreen Torner has done more than kept up. She’s compiled all of their various requirements in this handy chart. Maybe you prefer looking up the requirements yourself, which is fine. We’re not here to judge. However, if you’re looking for an easy tool to determine whether the various requirements apply, we’ve got you covered.
Please see full Publication for more information.
California Department of Aging Launches EngAGE CA to expand public engagement in development of Governor Newsom’s 2020 Master Plan for Aging
JAN 14, 2020 | CA Dept. of Aging (CDA)
EngageCA.org invites Californians to share their vision for building an age- and disability-friendly California.
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Aging (CDA) announced the launch today of an updated engagement campaign, EngageCA.org, that encourages Californians to share their vision for a new Master Plan for Aging that will promote an age friendly California.
With the state’s 65-and-older population projected to grow to 8.6 million people by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order last summer calling for the development of a Master Plan for Aging by October 2020. The Governor’s newly released proposal for the 2020-21 budget underscores the urgent need for this effort—noting that the state’s demographics are changing rapidly, with the ratio of older adults to younger adults expected to nearly double in the next 10 years. For the first time ever, the Administration is also projecting the state’s population could stop growing in the next forty years.
Click HERE to read the full announcement
Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: December 2019
DEC 30, 2019 | Cal Duals
The Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative Monthly Update: December 2019 is now available.
CDA-Community Based Adult Services Updates
DEC 13, 2019 | CA Dept. of Aging, CBAS Branch | Update
Happy Holidays from the California Department of Aging, CBAS Branch!
Facility Emergency Contact and All Facilities Letter (AFL) - Recipient Information
DEC 9, 2019 | CA Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) | AFL 19-38
To improve emergency communication CDPH is requesting all facilities provide contact information for a designated emergency contact. The emergency contact must be reachable and able to respond 24 hours a day.
CDPH encourages facilities to sign-up with their respective county emergency medical services agency and/or local department of public health emergency communications system.
In addition to an emergency contact, CDPH encourages all facilities to provide contact information for a designated AFL recipient. The AFL recipient may be anyone designated by the facility as the primary recipient for departmental communications.
Please use the following Survey Monkey link to provide the requested contact information:
Emergency Contact Information Survey
Designation of an individual as a facility’s emergency contact, and the providing of that individual’s contact information for inclusion in the California Health Alert Network (CAHAN) is voluntary. To every extent possible, personally identifiable information submitted will be kept confidential subject to the provisions of state and federal laws including, but not limited to, the California Information Practices Act of 1977, and only used for the purposes stated herein.
Complete AFL 19-38
Permanent Reauthorization of Money Follows the Person Program Introduced in U.S. Senate
DEC 2019 | The Arc - California | FULL BLOG POST
The Arc celebrates a major milestone victory in our decades-long fight to bring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) out of the dark shadows of institutions to live meaningful, independent lives in the communities of their choice among their family members and peers, with appropriate supports and services.
Your Donations Help!
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!
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
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):
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:
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,
PLEASE REPORT IT AT
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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