CAADS - California Association for Adult Day Services




What is CAADS?

The California Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS) is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit statewide association to support the development of adult day services as an alternative to institutional care. Governed by an 18-member Board of Directors, CAADS is a membership-based association supported by dues, grants, and educational activities.

CAADS members include providers, local government, case managers, consultants, vendors and others interested in supporting the mission of the organization. CAADS members agree to abide by the Association's Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and Anti-trust Policy. Prospective members are screened and approved by the CAADS Membership Committee.

Provider members offer services in licensed settings referred to as:

  • Adult Day Program (ADP)
    formerly known as Adult Day Support Center (ADSC) and Adult Day Care Center (ADC)
  • Adult Day Health Care (ADHC)
    known as Community Based Adult Services (CBAS) for Medi-Cal beneficiaries

Established in 1977, CAADS is the oldest and largest state association for adult day services in the nation.


CAADS Core Purpose

CAADS' purpose is to inspire, provide leadership and facilitate the success of its members who support and assist people with long-term challenges in realizing their individual potential.


CAADS Core Values
  • Making a difference through leadership and pioneering actions
  • Serving individuals, families, and community with compassion
  • Respect for individuality and independence at all stages of life
  • Achieving excellence through innovation, creativity, resourcefulness, and change


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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