CAADS - California Association for Adult Day Services

Highlighted Media Coverage

JUN 25, 2015 | California Healthline
Brown Signs $167.7B Budget With Few Line-Item Vetoes

JUN 2, 2015 | California Healthline
Protest Rises Over Medi-Cal Rates

MAR 31, 2015 | California Healthline
SCOTUS: Providers Cannot Sue Over Low Medicaid Reimbursements

Data Processing Error Impacts Approximately 1,500
Cal MediConnect Eligible Beneficiaries in Santa Clara County

JUN 30, 2015 | SOURCE: Department of Health Care Services

According to a notice from the California Department of Health Care Services, a data processing error occurred which impacts approximately 1,500 Cal MediConnect eligible beneficiaries in Santa Clara County.

Beneficiaries who do not actively choose a Cal MediConnect plan during the enrollment period are assigned a plan. In Santa Clara County, beneficiaries are assigned to one of two plans Anthem Blue Cross or Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP).

As a result of a data processing error, beneficiaries in Santa Clara County who were slated for passive enrollment into Cal MediConnect on September 1, 2015 were coded as voluntary enrollments and erroneously enrolled into Cal MediConnect with an effective date of July 1. This error was identified on Friday, June 26, and DHCS has been working quickly to understand its scope and impact, and identify any necessary corrective action. M O R E

What's New . . .

Cal Duals Outreach Weekly Update: JUNE 9

JUN 9, 2015 Cal Duals Update | Cal Duals Website (Enrollment Data) | SOURCE: Cal Duals

Summary of the Governor's May Revision of the 2015-16 Budget: Impact on California's Older Adults and People with Disabilities

MAY 28, 2015 | Fact Sheet | SOURCE: The SCAN Foundation

What's Trending . . .


Please Help Us Reach Our 2015 Fundraising Goal of $50,000!

FEB 11, 2015 | Fund Raising Notice (Contributions NOT tax deductible) | SOURCE: CAADS

Health Homes

CAADS Submits Comments on DHCS' Health Homes for Patients with Complex Needs Concept Paper Version 2.0
MAY 1, 2015 | CAADS Letter | DHCS California Concept Paper Version 2.0 (Draft 4/10/2015) | SOURCE: CAADS & CA Department of Health Care Services


Notice  |  Get CAADS Updated HIPAA Manual for ADHC! | SOURCE: CAADS


JAN 7, 2015 | Update | SOURCE: NSCLC


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. 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.

A nationally recognized leader in the field of aging, the Association is governed by the CAADS Board of Directors and provides timely information, analysis, advocacy, technical assistance, education, and networking opportunities for its members. CAADS members agree to abide by the Association's Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and Anti-trust Policy.

CAADS Board of Directors

CAADS Bylaws

CAADS Code of Ethics

CAADS Anti-trust Policy

CAADS 2014 Annual Report

The CAADS Members Only page features information specific to Adult Day Services:

  • State Budget Proposals
  • CBAS Waiver
  • Medi-Cal Issues
  • Medicare and Medi-Cal Dual Beneficiaries News
  • Managed Care Health Plans
  • Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) and CalDuals Updates
  • CA Dept of Managed Health Care Updates
  • CA Dept of Public Health Licensing & Regulations for ADHC / CBAS Centers
  • CA Dept of Social Services Licensing & Regulations for ADP Centers
  • Legislative Alerts and Advocacy
  • Funding Sources
  • Technical Assistance
  • Education / Training Materials / Webinar Recordings
  • CAADS Membership Roster

Membership Information


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.


Donate Today!

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Nina Martine Nolcox, RN, PHN
1965 - 2014
Forever In Our Hearts

The Alliance for Leadership and Education (ALE), a subsidiary of CAADS, has established the Nina M. Nolcox Scholarship Fund to inspire nurse leaders in the community.

Application is open to ADHC and ADP Nurses (LVN or RN licensed staff) working in CAADS Member Centers. Application Deadline: 5 PM August 17, 2015.


CAADS is a proud member of the National Adult Day Services Association.

Three representatives from California currently serve on the NADSA Board of Directors:

Corinne Jan, RN, PHN
CEO, Family Bridges / Hong Fook Centers

Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director, CAADS

Amanda Sillars, MSW, LCSW
CEO, Total ADHC Solutions, Inc.


For help, call the VA Caregiver Support Line (toll-free):


Mon - Fri 8 AM - 11 PM (EST) || Sat 10:30 AM - 6 PM (EST)


Call DHCS Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline:


The call is free and you can remain anonymous.


Photo of Lydia Missaelides

Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director


Photo of Pamela Amundsen

Pamela Amundsen
Education & Events Manager


Photo of Kathryn Atkinson

Kathryn Atkinson
Membership & Communications Director


Photo of Coni Segretto-Ricci

Coni Segretto-Ricci
Office Assistant

Phyliss Regino
Office Assistant
not pictured)



California Association for Adult Day Services
1107 9th Street, Suite 701 || Sacramento, CA 95814-3610
T: (916) 552-7400 || F: (866) 725-3123

Quick Links. . .

Alliance for Leadership & Education (ALE)

Associate Member Vendors, Consultants, Networks & Health Plans

Community Based Adult Services (CBAS)

Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI/Cal MediConnect)

Legal Updates

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Human Kindness--it just flows around here
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Click to view the clip from CAADS 25th anniversary video
Honoring Adult Day Services pioneers and those they serve.

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Recent Media Coverage

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Videos | Past Coverage

California Healthline
JUN 25, 2015
Brown Signs $167.7B Budget With Few Line-Item Vetoes
Key Words:
Medi-Cal | health care implications | In-Home Supportive Services providers | Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rates | ways to increase Medi-Cal reimbursements

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JUN 23, 2015
Opinion | Columnist
Elder care a challenge for whole county
Joyce Hayes
Key Words:
Humboldt Senior Resource Center | older adults and frail elderly | Medi-Cal | Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) | Redwood Coast PACE | Adult Day Health Center

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California Healthline
JUN 22, 2015
Capitol Desk
Governor Calls for Special Legislative Session To Address Health Spending
David Gorn
Key Words:
Financing the Medi-Cal program | managed care organization tax | 10% Medi-Cal provider rate reduction

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Porterville Recorder
JUN 18, 2015
PADS celebrates 25 years
Birthday party set for tonight
Kelli Ballard
Key Words:
Porterville Adult Day Services (PADS) | adult daycare service

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California Healthline
JUN 17, 2015
Capitol Desk
Scathing Auditor's Report on Medi-Cal
David Gorn
Key Words:
Medi-Cal managed care plans | access to care | poverty | Medi-Cal's low payment rates to providers

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California Healthline
JUN 17, 2015
Brown, Calif. Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal After Compromises
David Gorn
Key Words:
Rejects Medi-Cal Rate Increase | In-Home Supportive Services | managed care tax | Medi-Cal reimbursements

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California Healthline
JUN 16, 2015
Budget Passage Not the Final Word
David Gorn
Key Words:
access to care | limited restoration of the 10% Medi-Cal provider rate cut

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California Healthline
JUN 15, 2015
Medi-Cal Managed Care Audit Coming
David Gorn
Key Words:
Medi-Cal | Department of Managed Health Care | Department of Health Care Services | accuracy of directories | adequacy of provider networks | regulatory oversight structure

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California Healthline
JUN 12, 2015
Health Changes Likely in Today's Budget
David Gorn
Key Words:
10% Medi-Cal provider payment reduction | adult dental services | community-based services for Californians with developmental disabilities | In-Home Supportive Services

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California Healthline
JUN 10, 2015
California Legislature Nears Deal Ahead of Budget Plan Deadline
Key Words:
Medi-Cal | In-Home Supportive Services | Medi-Cal providers would see a 5% payment increase by April 1, 2016

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JUN 8, 2015
Santa Clarita’s Only Adult Day Health Center Set To Close
Kimberly Beers
Key Words:
closing of Santa Clarita Adult Day Health Center | day care center


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Morning Routine
The Bank

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Abraham Verghese
A doctor's touch
Physician and writer Abraham Verghese describes our strange new world where patients are merely data points, and calls for a return to the traditional one-on-one physical exam.

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"Forget About Living Paycheck to Paycheck. Let's talk about Day to Day"
1 in 5 senior women lives in poverty. Dollie, Myrtle, Sandy, and Lidia share stories about what life is like for low-income older women.

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San Ysidro Health Center, Inc.
Caring for Our Greatest Generations
Celebrating SYHC's 45th Anniversary

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Your Money, Your Life
What are Adult Day Services
Elder Law Attorney Ramsey A. Bahrawy interviews Amanda Sillars of Total ADHC Solutions
What Are Adult Day Services
Adult Day Services - a win, win, win opportunity
Resistance and Dementia
Adult Day Services vs. Home Care: "It's about value"

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PBS NewsHour
Innovating technology for the needs and health of elders
Featuring Institute on Aging

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

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The Falling Monologues
Full Length
The Falling Monologues
The Ladder
The Bus
The Sidewalk
Scatter Rug
Don't Ask
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