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CalDUALS ENROLLMENT DATA IS ONLINE!

Cal MediConnect Enrollment Data
Just go to: www.calduals.org/enrollment-data/

 

NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY
April 26 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The National Take-Back Initiative aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Locate a Collection Site Near You -- Collection site locations are now available. Check back often; sites are added daily. Please contact the Call Center at 1-800-882-9539 if you require assistance.

 

2014 ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE FACTS AND FIGURES
Alzheimer's Association | April 2014

Includes a Special Report on Women and Alzheimer’s Disease

An estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease in 2014, including approximately 200,000 individuals younger than age 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer's.

Almost two-thirds of American seniors living with Alzheimer's are women. Of the 5 million people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's in the United States, 3.2 million are women and 1.8 million are men.

The number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias will escalate rapidly in coming years as the baby boom generation ages. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease may nearly triple, from 5 million to as many as 16 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or stop the disease. Learn more. . .

 

COORDINATED CARE INITIATIVE OUTREACH WEEKLY UPDATE
CalDuals | April 21, 2014

View Cal MediConnect Enrollment Data, updated each month!
See statistics about active and projected enrollment, notices, and the CCI call center each month by clicking here.

EVENTS THIS WEEK IN CCI OUTREACH
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Santa Clara County Outreach Update

"Know Your Options" Symposium

On April 16, over 400 Santa Clara seniors, people with disabilities, social workers, and caregivers attended the "Know Your Options" symposium hosted by Sourcewise (previously the Council on Aging Silicon Valley), and interpreters converted the information into Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian, and Spanish. Presenters gave an overview and update about the CCI in Santa Clara, and representatives of Anthem CareMore, Santa Clara Family Health Plan, and On Lok described the services their respective programs will provide. Afterwards, participants asked questions about the provider networks during a Q&A session or asked questions one-on-one at the plan's booths.

Amber Cutler of NSCLC provided a breakout session that explained the health plan options beneficiaries will be able to choose upon receiving their notices in October. Attendees also learned the myths and truths about the Medi-Cal nursing home benefit coverage with Pat McGinnis, Executive Director of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform. Read more. . .

 

THERE IS NO “I” IN TEAM
April 29 | 2:00 PM (EDT) | NADSA Webinar

We tend to see problems as individuals' problems (ours or others in the team), rather than a team problem. However, if staff is working toward their own self-interests rather than the good of the team, dysfunction will occur. Understand the various components that a team is comprised of and learn how to identify dysfunction within a team through thought-provoking questions and exercises. Learn actionable strategies that will improve teamwork through effective staff meetings, goal development, evaluations and recognition.

Register in the NADSA online store at www.nadsa.org.

 

UNDERSTANDING AND IMPACTING IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW MEDICAID HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES RULES
April 29 | 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT) | NSCLC

PRESENTERS:
Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney
Hannah Weinberger-Divack, Skadden Fellow
Fay Gordon, Staff Attorney
New federal Medicaid rules, for the first time, seek to ensure Medicaid HCBS is provided in settings that are truly integrated with the broader community. This webinar and a new NSCLC guide to the new rules will provide consumer advocates and other stakeholders with a clear explanation of the rules and share guidance for state engagement. Advocates, state policymakers, national advocates, and regulators are encouraged to attend and learn about what the rule means for residential settings, service planning, and the community-integration transition process.
Register

 

USING AN INTEGRATIVE ARTS APPROACH AS LIFELONG LEARNING CLASSES TO BENEFIT YOUR ADULT DAY SERVICES
May 6 | 11:00 AM (PDT) / 2:00 PM (EDT) | NADSA Webinar

PRESENTER:
Ellie Nocun, Luther Manor Senior Community, Wauwatosa, WI

Individuals enrolled in ADS are often unable to participate in community lifelong learning opportunities because of special care needs such as incontinence, dementia or specific developmental challenges.

Join the discussion about rethinking ADS as a classroom in the University of the 4th Age. Attendees will also engage in two sequential exercises that will support their learning: "Artful Thinking" (Tishman, Palmer, 2006) designed by Harvard University's Project Zero, and "Art of Us" designed by presenter and professional artist Ellie Nocun.

Learn about the unique creative and learning abilities of older adults, how to use a tool to build sustainable, person-centered curriculum, and how to enhance a curriculum with arts integration. This popular session is repeated from the 2013 National Adult Day Services Conference. Register in the NADSA online store at www.nadsa.org.

 

5TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES AGING ADVOCACY COALITION AGING SUMMIT
Keeping the Promise: Strengthening the Safety Net for Seniors
May 8, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (PDT)

The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join with senior services organizations, federal, state, and local policy-makers, advocates, key stakeholders, and others and learn what action you can take to help preserve essential senior programs and services. View LAAAC Summit Fact Sheet.

Register ($25 LAAAC Members / $35 Non-members)
For more information contact: Dawn Kasey Lovelace | 213.388.4444 | dlovelace@sbssla.org

 

THE OTHER DEMENTIAS: VIRTUAL TRAINING AND ACTIVE LEARNING ON NON-ALZHEIMER'S DEMENTIAS
May 29, 2014 | 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT) | Alzpossible.org Webinar

Webinar series continues on May 29, with Lewy Body Dementia:

  • LEWY BODY DEMENTIA
    Thursday, May 29, 2014, 1:30—2:30 pm Eastern
    Presenter: Charles Driscoll, MD, University of Virginia and Angela Taylor, Lewy Body Dementia Association
    Moderator: E. Ayn Welleford, PhD, AGHEF, Virginia Commonwealth University

For any technical questions, please contact the webinar coordinator at nico@alzpossible.org.

 

CAL OPTIMA RESTORES FUNDING FOR CENTERS SERVING FRAIL SENIORS
Thirty local ADHC centers to receive financial support from CalOptima

March 6, 2014 (Press Release) -- CalOptima’s Board of Directors approved an action that strengthens access to daily community-based health care services for more than 3,500 frail seniors in Orange County. CalOptima will absorb a state-imposed budget reduction of $2.2 million to ensure that providers of critical Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) remain operational. Read more. . .

 

CBAS STAKEHOLDER WEBSITE UPDATED, COMMENTS LOG UPDATED

February 11, 2014 -- CDA updated the CBAS Stakeholder website to include the February 4, 2014 Webinar recording and summary notes and an updated stakeholder comments log. If you need assistance with accessing this material, pleasec contact the CBAS Branch at (916) 419-7545 or cbascda@aging.ca.gov.

 

STAKEHOLDERS SPEAK OUT ABOUT MEDI-CAL PROVIDER RATES
AT SENATE BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING FEBRUARY 24, 2014

CAADS member Debbie Toth, Rehabilitation Services of Northern California, testifies
Agenda || Video [segment begins at the 54:40 minute mark]

Debbie Toth, a member of the CAADS Board of Directors, and the Chief Executive Officer of Rehabilitation Services of Northern California, testified before the Health and Human Services Senate Budget SubCommittee #1 on February 24, 2014. Ms. Toth joined other panelists who provided testimony on Medi-Cal Provider Rates, and she urged legislators to restore the Medi-Cal reimbursement rate for ADHC providers who were subject to a 10% rate cut during the state's severe budget crisis.

 

IMPORTANT INDUSTRY STUDY LAUNCHED TO ASSESS FINANCIAL HEALTH OF ADULT DAY SERVICES PROGRAMS

FEB 18, 2014 Industrywide Alert

CARF Survey -- CAADS encourages all California providers to participate in this important confidential survey being conducted by CARF International, the accrediting body for adult day services, in collaboration with the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) and with the support of CAADS. This 2014 study is intended to apply the recognized accounting analysis of “Financial Ratios as Performance Indicators” to the field of Adult Day Services. If your organization is an Adult Day Services provider, this alert serves as an invitation to participate in this study.

 

UPDATED HIPAA MANUAL AVAILABLE FROM CAADS
Is your ADHC in compliance with the "HIPAA Omnibus Rule?"

New Requirements! || Order Form

Don’t forget, as of September 23, 2013, all ADHCs need to be in compliance with the “HIPAA Omnibus Rule” which implements changes required by the HITECH Act of 2009. Failure to have internal guidelines in place that comply with the new Rule can lead to fines and other sanctions. CAADS worked with Allan Jergesen of Hanson, Bridgett to produce a HIPAA Compliance Kit to help you quickly come into compliance with new HIPAA rules.

 

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. CAADS was the first state association formed in the United States for the purpose of advancing adult day services. CAADS member-centers provide innovative day programs that support individuals with physical or mental disabilities and older adults with Alzheimer's disease and their families.

A nationally recognized leader in the field of aging, the Association is governed by the CAADS Board of Directors and provides advocacy, timely information, analysis, technical assistance, education, and networking opportunities for member organizations. CAADS members agree to abide by the Association's Bylaws and Code of Ethics. For more information on CAADS Membership click here!

CAADS Members Only page features Adult Day Services specific information:

  • State Budget proposals
  • Medi-Cal and Medicare
  • Managed Care plans
  • CA Dept of Public Health and ADHC licensing and regulations
  • CA Dept of Social Services and ADP licensing and regulations
  • Legislative Alerts and Advocacy
  • CA Dept of Managed Health Care
  • Funding Sources
  • Technical Assistance
  • Education / Training Materials
  • Roster of CAADS Members

CAADS

The Alliance for Leadership and Education (A.L.E.) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit arm of CAADS. The A.L.E. 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. The organization is governed by the 7-member A.L.E. Board of Directors.

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California Association for Adult Day Services
1107 9th Street, Suite 701
Sacramento, California 95814-3610
TEL: (916) 552-7400 || FAX: (866) 725-3123
EMAIL:  caads@caads.org


Human Kindness--it just flows around here
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Honoring Adult Day Services pioneers and those they serve.



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Sacramento Bee
MAR 24, 2014
County-operated senior day-care center to open in El Dorado Hills
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Reuters
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For family of dementia patients, adult day care can help
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PBS NewsHour
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Penn State
MAR 19, 2014
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Adult day services boosts beneficial stress hormones in caregivers
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Chico Enterprise Record / ChicoER.com
MAR 14, 2014
Peg Taylor Center celebrates 28 years
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pr.com
MAR 14, 2014
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A “Grace- ful” Move: TMC Financing Helps Grace Adult Day Health Care Purchase a New Location During a Critical Time, with an SBA 504 Loan
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The Almanac
MAR 10, 2014
Sequoia Hospital grants aimed at senior services
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PRESS RELEASE
MAR 6, 2014
Cal Optima Restores Funding for Centers Serving Frail Seniors
Thirty local adult day health care centers to receive financial support from CalOptima

California Healthline
MAR 5, 2014
Medi-Cal Cuts Undermining Senior Programs, Facilities, Advocates Say
David Gorn
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PBS NewsHour
MAR 20, 2014
Innovating technology for the needs and health of elders
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Institute on Aging

Marin Adult Day Health Care
JAN 29, 2014
"A Day in the Life":
LifeLong Medical Care's Marin Adult Day Health Care Center

SBSS AGEnts for Change
2014 Video Series
In Home Supportive Services:
This Is Important


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THE CAADS STAFF

 

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Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director


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Pamela Amundsen
Education & Events Manager


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Kathryn Atkinson
Membership & Communications Director


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Coni Segretto-Ricci
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