Posted October 25, 2011
Costs continue to rise for those requiring long-term care in the U.S. according to the newly released 2011 MetLife Market Survey of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services, and Home Care Costs. The national average rates for a private nursing home room increased 4.4% to $239 daily or $87,235 annually, in 2011. Assisted living base rates rose by 5.6% to $3,477 monthly or $41,724 annually. Adult day services went up by 4.5% to $70 per day after remaining unchanged last year. Home health aides and homemaker/companion service rates were unchanged at $21 and $19 per hour, respectively. Read more.
Posted October 6, 2011
Network with adult day services workers from the United States, Mexico, Canada and other countries in Pittsburgh, PA, September 20-22, 2012. The international event will be held at the Marriott Pittsburgh City Center in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. Learn from informative sessions specifically for adult day services focused on creative programming, positive aging and health and wellness practices, business strategies, funding and reimbursement, collaboration and partnership, advocacy, research and program development of practices and more. Registration fees for the full conference include access to welcome reception, 20 breakout sessions, keynote and panel presentations and four meals including the national awards presentation. Register now online or download the PDF file.
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 2011 National Adult Day Services Award Winners who were recognized on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at the National Adult Day Services Conference in Milwaukee, WI.
Direct Care Staff Awards
- Carolyn A. Swilley, Hillsborough County Division of Aging, Tampa, FL
- Marolyn Clauss, SarahCare, Canton, OH
- Lesley Bess, Active Day, Inc, Myrtle Beach, SC
- Amanda H. Justus, Hickory, NC
Ruth Von Behren Award
- Beth Meyer-Arnold, Luther Manor, Wauwatosa, WI
Senator John Heinz Memorial Award
- Jimmie Lee, Elizabethtown, KY
- Coretta Bedsole, SC Adult Day Services Association
Outstanding Adult Day Center Awards
- Family Alliance, Inc., Woodstock, IL
- Martin Luther Campus Adult Day Programs, Bloomington, MN
Adult Day Services Innovator Award
- Dave Shull, KareWare, West Chester PA
- Lisa Waldron, Senior Adult Day Program at James L. West, Fort Worth, TX