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13 October 2014

National Adult Day Services Association Recognizes 2015 Board

Posted October 13, 2014 in News

The National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) wishes to recognize leaders in the adult day services field that serve as members of the association’s board of directors.

NADSA’s board of directors is responsible for governing the association, providing strategic direction, fiduciary oversight and developing new policies and programs. These individuals represent adult day services providers from across the country.

Chip Cromartie of Adult Center for Enrichment, Greensboro, North Carolina, serves as chair of the board. The following individuals join Cromartie as board members:

  • Marco Alvarez – Meridia, Mexico
  • Keith A. Anderson – University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  • Joel Bednoski – Insight Memory Care Center, Fairfax, VA
  • Terry Fishler - ADS Data Systems, Inc., Stevenson, MD
  • Lyn Geboy – Cygnet Innovations Group, LLC, Milwaukee, WI
  • Corrine Jan – Family Bridges, Oakland, CA
  • Herbert Ann “Herbie” Krisle – Page Robbins Adult Day Center, Collierville, TN
  • Lydia Missaelides – California Association for Adult Day Services, Sacramento, CA
  • Edwin “Ned” Morgens – Gyrfalcon Senior Care, Johns Creek, GA
  • Simon Ortiz – Mi Jardin Del Rio Adult Day Centers, Rio Grande City, TX
  • Kerri Pendley – Addus Healthcare, Palatine, IL
  • Lisa Peters-Beumer – Easter Seals, Chicago, IL
  • Lori Sanchez – Morning Star Adult Day Program, Denver, CO
  • Jocelyn Schowalter – Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN
  • Amanda Sillars – Total ADHC Solutions, Chatsworth, CA
  • Christopher Vito – Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers, Las Vegas, NV
  • Kim Vogt – Meadowbrook Adult Day Program at The Highlands, Pittsford, NY
  • Steve Zarit – Penn State University, University Park, PA

In Cromartie’s words, “NADSA is founded on collaboration and partnerships forged by members in communities all across the country.  The new board of directors represents these adult day service providers as they work with consumers, families, policy makers and the media. NADSA’s new team of incredibly gifted and committed members are working together to develop leadership that will tell the story of adult day services’ value across the country.”

 

About NADSA The National Adult Day Services Association (www.nadsa.org) is the leading voice of the rapidly growing adult day services industry in the United States. NADSA is an independent national organization dedicated to advancing the national development, recognition and use of adult day services. Adult day services provide community-based care for people who need supervised care during the day.  Persons of all ages who have multiple and special needs associated with conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, vision and hearing impairments attend adult day centers. NADSA’s Officers and Board Members reflect the range of adult day services providers in the industry. NADSA provides its members, adult day centers across the U.S., with effective national advocacy, educational and networking opportunities, and technical assistance, research and communication services.

13 October 2014

2014 National Adult Day Services Award Winners Announced

Posted October 13, 2014 in News / Awards

Each year the National Adult Day Services Association recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations for the work they do on behalf of participants and families. Congratulations to the 2014 National Adult Day Services Award Winners!

 Katryna Gould Award:  Kenneth A. Smaltz, Jr., Kenneth A Smaltz, Sr. Foundation, Freeport, NY

Senator John Heinz Memorial Award, Representative Richard S. Malaby, State Of Maine

Outstanding Adult Day Center Awards:  CarePartners Adult Day Services, Asheville, NC; My Second Home, An Intergenerational Adult Day Program of Family Services of Westchester, Inc., Port Chester, NY

Administrator Award:  Barbara Zeis, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN

Volunteer Awards:  Inez Young, Family Alliance, Inc., Woodstock, IL; Anatole Crane, Family Alliance, Inc., Woodstock, IL

 

2 October 2014

Adult Day Services are Person- and Family-Centered

Posted October 2, 2014 in Public Policy in Research in Uncategorized

The AARP Public Policy Institute has released a new blog post on adult day services (ADS).  Lynn Friss Feinberg writes that that ADS provides supportive services for both the adult with functional limitations and  their family caregiver.  With more consumers rejecting nursing homes in favor of home and community-based services, ADS can help build a better person-and family-centered system of long-term services and supports in the community.

Read more:  http://blog.aarp.org/2014/10/02/adult-day-services-a-model-of-person-and-family-centered-care/

 

17 September 2014

Celebrate the Power of Adult Day Services: Easing Stress on Family Care Providers

Posted September 17, 2014 in Research

(Reuters Health) – The stress of caring for a family member with dementia may take a toll on health over time, but a new study suggests that even one day off can shift caregivers’ stress levels back toward normal.   Adult day services supporters nationwide are celebrating the power of adult day services during National Adult Day Services Week, September 14-21, 2014.

Based on measurements of the stress hormone cortisol, researchers found that caregivers had healthier stress responses on days when the dementia patient went to adult daycare. Even anticipation of the day off had an effect on cortisol levels.

“This study reinforces the notion that caregivers need support and sometimes that support means sharing the care,” said an expert who was not involved in the study.

Dr. Gary Kennedy, director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, said that sharing the care means the caregiver has some time off and that’s important because the caregiver’s health is critical to the care receiver’s health.

“If the caregiver is comfortable, at ease, calm, in good spirits, that’s going to carry over to the person who’s receiving the care,” he told Reuters Health. “And conversely if the caregiver is upset, that person with dementia is going to be affected by that.”  Read more 

15 September 2014

Celebrate National Adult Day Services Week

Posted September 15, 2014 in Events

Whereas, nearly 6,000 Adult Day Centers in the United States provide year-round professional and compassionate services for adults, and

Whereas, Adult Day Centers enable adults with physical and/or mental challenges to receive compassionate, practical care in a community setting, and

Whereas, Adult Day Centers provide a coordinated program of individual and group activities designed to maximize challenged adults’ physical and mental abilities,

Whereas, Adult Day Centers offer participants an opportunity for enriching educational, therapeutic, and social experiences outside the home, and

Whereas, Adult Day Centers provide much-needed assistance and counseling for caregivers and involved others, and

Whereas, the third week of September was established by former President Ronald Regan as National Adult Day Services Week in 1983,

Now Therefore I, Alva Chip Cromartie, III, as Chair of the National Adult Day Services Association, do hereby proclaim September 14 – 20, 2014, National Adult Day Services Week, celebrating “The Power of Adult Day Services:  The Future of Care” and urge the citizens in every state to honor and celebrate this special event.

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