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JUN 6 | CAADS WEBINAR: Labor Law (details to come)
JUL 18 | 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 -- Operationalizing the CBAS Individual Plan of Care: A Focused Tour of Key Changes
CAADS Member: No Charge - On Members Only; use Quick Link to Event Handouts | Non-member: $199 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 . . . MAY 16, 2019

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.

 

Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: April 2019

APR 30, 2019 | Cal Duals

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

 

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!


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.




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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, CAADS
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

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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T: (916) 552-7400 || F: (866) 725-3123
E: caads@caads.org


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VIDEOS / PODCASTS

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.

Could adult daycare centers be one solution to providing lower cost care for Alzheimer's patients?
DEC 14, 2018
Marketplace.org
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
SmarterSanDiego
Featuring Kathryn Holt, Owner, Poway Adult Day Health Care Center, and her mother Lois Knowlton, the Center's Administrator

MORE Videos / Podcasts

 

HIGHLIGHTED
MEDIA COVERAGE

For Help With Long-Term Care Costs, Look To The States
Forbes
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?
Time
Jay Newton-Small
FEB 15, 2019


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

 

RECENT
MEDIA COVERAGE

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


For Help With Long-Term Care Costs, Look To The States
MAY 10, 2019
Forbes
Chris Farrell, Contributor | Next Avenue Contributor Group
KEY WORDS:
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
CalMatters
CALIFORNIA DREAM, HEALTH
Elizabeth Aguilera
KEY WORDS:
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


For Those With Developmental Disabilities, Dental Needs Are Great, Good Care Elusive
MAY 3, 2019
Kaiser Health News
David Tuller
KEY WORDS:
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
KEY WORDS:
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
KEY WORDS:
public charge | health | Medi-Cal | CalFresh | emergency room visits | Medicaid | food stamps | Section 8 housing | Medicare Part D | low-income


MORE Media Coverage





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CAADS STAFF



Photo of Lydia Missaelides

Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director




Christin Hemann

Christin Hemann
Associate Director




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Kathryn Atkinson
Membership & Communications Director




Pam Amundsen

Pam Amundsen
Education & Events Manager




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Coni Segretto-Ricci
Office Assistant




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Phyliss Regino
Office Assistant





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