Become a CAADS Member
Since 1978, the California Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS) has been the nation's largest statewide association advocating for public policies that support the growth and quality of adult day services and community options. CAADS strives to encourage quality, efficiency, leadership and innovation by providing timely information, technical assistance, education, and business technology to its members. CAADS is a non-profit 501 (c) 6 mutual benefit organization.
Whether you are considering opening an Adult Day Services (ADS) center, already licensed, or want to provide services / products helpful to the ADS industry, we invite you to apply for membership in CAADS in one of four (4) categories:
Adult Day Health Care (ADHC)
An Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) center is licensed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Considered a "health facility," an ADHC is subject to an annual licensure fee by the State of California and periodic inspection by the California Department of Public Health.
ADHCs serving Medi-Cal (Medicaid) beneficiaries must be certified as a Community Based Adult Services (CBAS) provider by the California Department of Aging (CDA).
Within the ADHC category, there are three membership options: Pre-Licensed (non-voting membership) | Newly Licensed (voting membership) | Licensed Provider (voting membership).
Please refer to the ADHC Membership Dues & Benefits link below for details. If considering or in the process of licensure, please select the Pre-Licensed membership option.
Adult Day Program (ADP)
An Adult Day Program (ADP) center is licensed by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division (DSS, CCLD). Considered an "Adult and Senior Care Program," an ADP is subject to an annual licensure fee by the State of California.
An ADP is not a "health facility;" therefore, it cannot be certified nor reimbursed to serve Medi-Cal (Medicaid) beneficiaries.
Within the ADP category, there are three membership options: Pre-Licensed (non-voting membership) | Newly Licensed (voting membership) | Licensed Provider (voting membership).
Please refer to the ADP Membership Dues & Benefits link below for details. If considering or in the process of licensure, please select the Pre-Licensed membership option.
Adult Day Vendorized Program (ADVP)
An Adult Day Vendorized Program (ADVP) can be licensed by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division as an Adult and Senior Care Program, or be designated as a "program-without-walls" by one or more of California's 21 Regional Centers.
An ADVP is not a " health facility;" therefore, it cannot be certified nor reimbursed to serve Medi-Cal (Medicaid) beneficiaries.
Within the ADVP category, there are two membership options: Pre-Vendorized (non-voting membership) | Vendorized Provider (voting membership).
Please refer to the ADVP Membership Dues & Benefits link below for details. If considering or in the process of licensure, please select the Pre-Vendorized membership option.
An Associate is a business / organization that is not providing adult day services and is not intending to do so in the future.
There are five (5) membership classifications within the ASOC category, all of which are non-voting memberships: Allied Community / Government Organization (health / social services organization, association or network) | Consultant (consulting for adult day services start-ups or operations) | Health Care Provider Partner (such as a Knox-Keene Licensed Plan, Licensed Nursing Facility, etc.) | Main Office (additional membership for adult day services site/s already in membership) | Vendor (business offering products / services to providers of adult day services)
Please refer to the ASOC Membership Dues & Benefits link below for details.
To apply for membership, please fill out the Application for Membership in full and submit it to the CAADS office, along with ALL required attachments and your dues payment. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
DUES ARE PRORATED: According to when you join, dues will be 100% or 80% or 60% or 50% of the Annual Dues Rate. Please refer to the Prorated Dues section below to determine your initial dues obligation.
DUES PAYMENT PLAN: To schedule dues payments, please complete the CAADS Dues Payment Plan Policy and Agreement Form and submit it with your first payment. Please note there is a $20 processing fee, per Payment Plan installment.
Membership applications are reviewed monthly by the CAADS Membership Committee. Once approved, the applicant will receive a letter, membership certificate, rolodex card with Membership Number, and a confidential User Name and Password for access to the Members Only section of the CAADS Website.
In the event the application is declined by the Membership Committee, notification to the applicant will be made by mail and a refund issued.
Instructions for Completing the Membership Application
Please read all instructions carefully. Print or type on all forms. Incomplete applications will be returned unprocessed.
CAADS charges a $50 processing fee for returned checks.
There are two ways to make payment:
CHECK -- Please make payable and mail to
CAADS, 1107 9th Street, Suite 701, Sacramento, CA 95814-3610
CREDIT / DEBIT CARD -- MasterCard | Visa | Discover | American Express
Please be sure to include include: Card Number | Expiration Date | CVV Code | Name That Appears On The Card | Cardholder's Street Address | Authorized Signature
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
- Advocacy and visibility with Legislators at our State Capitol, and with state regulatory agencies
- Strong professional network of experienced providers for support, advice and ideas
- Updates on trends and developments in adult day services
- A voice in creating the future for this service model
- Access to the Members Only information on the CAADS Web site
- Legislative Alerts with timely information / analysis of legislative and regulatory issues and actions
- Budget Briefs with time-critical information and calls to action on state budget proposals
- Discounts on technicial assistance materials, conferences, advertising and exhibiting
- A detailed listing of only CAADS members on the "Find A Center" section of the CAADS Web site
QUALITY AND STANDARDS
CAADS members pledge to uphold the highest quality of standards. Members agree to abide by the Bylaws, Code of Ethics, Anti-Trust Policy and Compliance Guidelines and other policies of CAADS
including decisions of the Ethics Committee, Membership Committee and other duly constituted CAADS committees.
CAADS' membership year is January 1 to December 31. New Members pay dues according to when they join:
Application with Payment Received
January | February
100% of current year's annual dues rate
March | April
80% of current year's annual dues rate
May | June
60% of current year's annual dues rate
July | August | September
50% of current year's annual dues rate
October | November | December
100% of next year's annual dues at current year's annual dues rate; remainder of current membership year is FREE!
California Association for Adult Day Services
1107 9th Street, Suite 701 || Sacramento, California 95814-3610
TEL: (916) 552-7400 || FAX: (866) 725-3123