Monthly Archives: September 2011

25 June 2015

Insurance Industry Recognizes NADSA Comments to White House Conference on Aging

Posted June 25, 2015 in Public Policy

Posting comments to the Long-Term Supports and Services (LTSS) policy paper on the White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) has earned ADS the respect of the health insurance industry. LifeHealthPro.com, self-described as “the only complete online destination for life & health insurance advisors,” has commended ADS providers as “The players who may be talking most about a concrete way to save money.”

 

On June 24th LifeHealthPro.com published an article online entitled “5 jolts from the White House conference prelims.” The fifth “jolt” commends ADS and is entitled: “Many people participating in the preliminary conversations seem to have trouble understanding the concept of limits on resources.” Click here to access the full article and to read the complete comments regarding ADS.

5 June 2015

Increase Visibility of Adult Day Services at WHCoA by Commenting on LTSS Brief

Posted June 5, 2015 in Public Policy

Long Term Services and Supports are a common theme and priority among the issues raised to date by stakeholders and aging leaders in preparation for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.  By providing input, you are participating in the 2015 Conference in a meaningful and concrete way. The Conference is intended as a national conversation, and we need your voice as part of the discussion.

Submit comments about the value, demand and impact of adult day services as issues are prepared for the upcoming White House Conference on Aging.  The conference staff is beginning to write the final report to be presented in July. Go online now through this link http://www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/blog/policy/post/long-term-services-and-supports to add your comments in support of Adult Day Services. They do not need to be lengthy to be powerful. One paragraph will be sufficient.

1 June 2015

Attend the 2015 National Adult Day Services Conference

Posted June 1, 2015 in Events / Conference

Register now at www.nadsa.org for the upcoming 2015 National Adult Day Services Conference to be held October 15-17, 2015, in beautiful Phoenix, AZ.  Receive maximum discounts when you register before July 31, 2015.  Learn more on the NADSA website at www.nadsa.org/conference.

What can you expect at the 2015 national conference?

  • Cygnet Innovations Golf Classic Fundraiser
  • Opportunity to visit adult day centers in Phoenix and surrounding areas
  • In-depth education through 3 pre-conference sessions
  • A welcome like none other at a reception hosted on the property with Lookout Mountain as the backdrop
  • Current information from 21 breakout sessions especially for direct care staff, administrators, health coordinators
  • Networking with 350+ adult day services supporters from across North America
  • Discovery of new products and services among 35 exhibitors and sponsors that support adult day services

Register online today through the NADSA store at www.nadsa.org.

26 May 2015

IONA Center Captures NPR Interest

Posted May 26, 2015 in In the News

The Iona Wellness & Art Center, an adult day center in Washington, DC, recently garnered national recognition for adult day services in a segment that aired on National Public Radio.  Listen to the informative presentation with Scott Simon.  Click here

6 May 2015

NASUAD Releases Survey Results on Adult Day Services

Posted May 6, 2015 in Public Policy in Research

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) released the results of a survey administered to Adult Service providers. NASUAD conducted this survey to learn more about the locations, funding sources, and supports that these programs provide to seniors and people with disabilities. The report demonstrates how Adult Services include a wide array of services, including a combination of social and medical supports. The comprehensive nature of Adult Services allows individuals to remain in their communities by ensuring that all of their needs are met in a single location. Consequently, older adults and people with disabilities are able to live in their own homes or the homes of their families without concerns about whether they are receiving adequate nutrition, health care, and socialization supports. Due to some of the locations of Adult Service providers, NASUAD is concerned that new CMS regulations may reduce the number of available providers in the Medicaid program. This would have the unintended consequence of limiting the availability of important health and social services, and would likely result in individuals entering institutional settings.

Read the report here

NADSA’s feedback on the survey tool and assistance with dissemination were instrumental in collecting the information used to generate this report. 

Background:  NADSA notified its members of the CMS definition released in January 2014 that could jeopardize the future of adult day centers funded by Medicaid.  Of greatest concern is the statement “The setting is integrated in, and facilitates the individual’s full access to the greater community, including services in the community, like individuals without disabilities.” Other sections of the Rule state that any setting that resembles an institutional setting by grouping individuals with like conditions, or by being attached or adjacent to an institution, will be presumed to be institutional in nature and will not qualify for Medicaid Waiver funding. 

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