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CAADS Spring Conference: Advancing Excellence Together | APR 29-MAY 1 | Berkeley

New Brochure | Registration Form Fill-in : Write-on | CE Form Fill-in : Write-on
Invitation to Exhibit, Exhibitor Contract and Sponsoship Opportunities

NEW 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 . . . MARCH 14, 2019

2019 CAADS Spring Conference Brochure CoverREGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

CAADS Spring Conference:
Advancing Excellence Together

APR 29 - MAY 1
DoubleTree Berkeley Marina | Berkeley

Brochure | Registration Form Fill-in : Write-on | CE Form Fill-in : Write-on
Invitation to Exhibit | Exhibit Contract | Sponsorship Opportunities

Get the best rates! Register by April 5, to get the Conference Early Rate, and book your room by April 9, at the DoubleTree Berkeley Marina to get the Conference rate of $189 single/double occupancy, plus state and local taxes.

This three-day conference is an information-filled opportunity to pursue cutting edge learning and sharing among Adult Day Services colleagues, managed care partners, California state regulators and others who make our work possible. The Conference schedule provides ample networking opportunities including time to meet with the exhibitors.


Sergey IonovAltamedix ADHC Program Director Sergey Ionov Recognized by State Assembly

FEB 27, 2019 | CAADS

On February 27, Sergey Ionov, Program Director and Co-owner of Altamedix ADHC, received special recognition by the California State Assembly for his work as an advocate for seniors. Also present for the occasion was Senator Jim Nielsen, from the 4th Senate District, seen here congratulating Sergey. CAADS joins in extending congratulations to Sergey for this wel-deserved recognition.

Altamedix ADHC is located in Sacramento. The center has been licensed as an Adult Day Health Care facility since 2001 and is certified to provide Community Based Adult Services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries.


CAADS Members and LTSS Colleagues Testify at State Capitol

FEB 25, 2019 | CAADS

Special thanks to CAADS members Stephanie Wilson, Program Director for the City of Sacramento's three Triple 'R' Adult Day Programs, and Debbie Toth, CEO of Choice in Aging which has two ADHC / CBAS centers in the San Francisco East Bay Area, for their testimony at the State Capitol on February 25.

Ms. Wilson provided testimony before the Senate Committee on Human Services during an informational hearing on Caring for Caregivers of Older Adults: Recognizing the Benefits and Needs of Family Caregivers. Ms. Wilson spoke about the Adult Day Programs she administers and gave an overview of the participants and families they serve. She also discussed how the Triple 'R' Program provides caregivers respite, and place of belonging for people with dementia to be active and socialize in a safe and enriching environment. To view the hearing, click here. (Ms. Wilson's testimony begins at the 1:40:58 mark.)

Ms. Toth joined panelists Steve Horne, President of the California Medical Transportation Association, and Michelle Nydam, Administrator of Totally Kids Healthcare/Sun Valley, to testify before the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services regarding Issue 5: Proposition 56 in Medi-Cal and Budget Change Proposal. Ms. Toth addressed the subcommittee about CAADS' request to restore the AB 97 10% cut to the current published fee-for-service rate in the Medi-Cal Provider Manual for the CBAS program, in addition to asking for a cost-of-living increase to the published rate. To view the agenda, click here. (This hearing was not recorded.)

Prior to the hearings, CAADS Associate Director Christin Hemann joined a press conference, led by Senator Richard Pan, to propose legislation to create a roadmap to long-term services and supports for middle-class Californians. The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) recorded the event which is available for viewing on their Facebook page. is also covering the proposed legislation and writes about it here.


Cal MediConnect: Unmet Need and Great Opportunity in California's Dual Eligible Demonstration

FEB 21, 2019 | Justice in Aging | Issue Brief

CalMediConnect, launched in 2014, is California's dual eligible demonstration and seeks to integrate Medicare and Medicaid benefits under one health plan. One of its purposes is to better meet the needs of dual eligibles by increasing access to long-term services and supports (LTSS) and providing other value-added services, known in the demonstration as Care Plan Options (CPO). However, evaluation data and beneficiary experience indicate that more can be done to provide care for dual eligibles enrolled in the program. Justice in Aging recently obtained data via a Public Records Act request from California's Department of Health Care Services that includes LTSS referrals and the number and type of CPO services plans are providing members.

This issue brief, Cal MediConnect: Unmet Need and Great Opportunity in California's Dual Eligible Demonstration, provides a brief overview of the Cal MediConnect program and examines the health plan referral data for LTSS and CPO services obtained through the Public Records Act request. It concludes with recommendations for policymakers on ways to strengthen Cal MediConnect through improving access to LTSS and CPO services. These recommendations are of interest to those following Cal MediConnect as well as advocates and stakeholders in other states with their own dual eligible demonstrations.


Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2019
Nina M. Nolcox Nursing Scholarship for Continuing Education

Nina Nolcox
Nina M. Nolcox, RN, PHN, 1965 - 2014
CAADS President, 2012 - 2014

The purpose of this year’s Nina M. Nolcox Nursing Scholarship is to award a qualified nurse, employed by a CAADS member, a paid registration to attend the CAADS 2019 Spring Conference and Membership Meeting, April 29 - May 1, at the DoubleTree Berkeley Marina in Berkeley, CA and a stipend of $750 to cover related expenses. Nina Nolcox was a visionary in public health nursing and devoted her passion and skills to serving low income adults with chronic health conditions.

To honor the legacy of Nina M. Nolcox, RN, PHN, ideal applicants will:

  • Exemplify nursing leadership
  • Display a passion for service
  • Demonstrate a commitment to enhancing quality care for participants
  • Promote innovative nursing practices in the adult day setting

To be considered eligible you must be:

  1. A Licensed Nurse in good standing with applicable Nursing Board.

    Licensed by California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

    Licensed by California Board of Registered Nursing

  2. Be employed by and currently working at an Adult Day Services center in membership and in good standing with CAADS.
    Contracted (outsourced) nurses are ineligible to apply.

  3. Past recipients of the Nina M. Nolcox Scholarship are ineligible to apply.

To apply, please complete the Scholarship Application Form -- Fill-In or Write-On -- and submit it by 5:00 PM March 22, 2019.


Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: February 2019

FEB 21, 2019 | Cal Duals

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


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


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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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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
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Santa Maria Wisdom Center celebrates opening of expanded facility
FEB 28, 2019
Lompoc Record
Raxi Syed
Santa Maria Wisdom Center | adult day care | elderly adults | Seniors with cognitive and physical disabilities | on-site nursing care | Alzheimer's program

What is ‘Medicare for all’? A look at 4 of the different possibilities
FEB 28, 2019
Fierce Healthcare
Paige Minemyer
Medicare for all | single-payer structure | Medicare | Medicaid | Affordable Care Act | long-term care | patient care | provider payments | Medicare 50 plan | Medicare-lite | Medicare Advantage plan

Medi-Cal controversy will be taken to voters, Latino leaders pledge
FEB 27, 2019
Ventura County Star
Tom Kisken
Medi-Cal managed care system | Gold Coast Health Plan | county organized health system | Ventura County Medi-Cal Managed Care Commission

Free Rides to Doctor’s Offices Help Low-Income Californians Get to Medical Care
FEB 25, 2019
California Health Report
Ron Shinkman
low-income Californians | medical appointments | Medi-Cal managed-care health plans | AB 2394 | Santa Clara Family Health Plan | L.A. Care Health Plan | non-emergency medical transport | State Transit Assistance Program | Care Connection | LogistiCare | Health Net | fee-for-service Medi-Cal

Wave of elderly veterans creates financial worries for VA’s nursing home services
FEB 20, 2019
Military Times
Leo Shane III
taxpayer-funded nursing home services | alternative options allowing those individuals to stay in their homes | long-term services and support | health care choices | family caregivers | adult day care | Choose Home Initiative | VA long-term and geriatric care

Why Can't We Expand Access To Transportation For Older Adults?
FEB 18, 2019
Howard Gleckman
reliable transportation | older adults | socially isolated | malnutrition | falls | emergency department visits and hospital admissions | AARP Public Policy Institute | Universal mobility | Medicare | adult day programs | Medicare Advantage | Medicaid

The High Cost of Love
FEB 18, 2019
Jeff Bevis
unpaid caregivers | aging loved ones | respite and emotional support | missed work and turnover | “caregiver crisis” | adult day centers

NIA Offers Opportunities To Participate In Aging, Alzheimer's, Dementia Research
FEB 18, 2019
Robin Seaton Jefferson
National Institute on Aging (NIA) | Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias | aging and the aging process | clinical trials and studies

If California wants to prepare for the coming Alzheimer's epidemic, it must pass this legislation
FEB 17, 2019
Los Angeles Times
Readers React
Alzheimer's disease as an urgent public health issue | Alzheimer’s public awareness campaign | Alzheimer’s research | Medi-Cal eligibility

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Membership & Communications Director

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Pam Amundsen
Education & Events Manager

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