Monthly Archives: August 2014

27 August 2014

Learn from Pre-Conference Sessions at the 2014 National Adult Day Services Conference

Posted August 27, 2014 in Events / Conference

What Can You Expect at the

2014 National Adult Day Services Association Conference?


Four optional Pre-Conference Intensives to begin the conference

Thursday October 9, 2014


The Community Based Health Home Model: Unifying Services for Better Participant Outcomes The Community Based Health Home (CBHH) Project represents a new model of “hands-on” person-centered care coordination for patients with complex medical, cognitive or behavioral health conditions. By allying adult day services with the primary care physician, a unified “health home” is created to support independence and health, enabling patients with multiple chronic conditions to live in community settings. Discover how the community based home health model relates to key national health home standards. Understand ways to improve the intersection of primary care with the provision of adult day services. Apply learnings from this model to maximize the ability of adult day services to stabilize the health of high-risk patients, thereby reducing emergency department visits within emerging structures for health reform.

Lydia Missaelides, MHA, California Association for Adult Day Services, Sacramento, CA; Diane Cooper Puckett, BA, Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health Care, Chico, CA


The Growing Difference: Planting Seeds for “Culture Change” Through Nature-Based Experiences

In this era of “culture change”, one program that can make a difference for so many individuals is a nature-based program, also known as Horticultural Therapy. During this session, attendees will engage in experiences developed to assist them in more clearly understanding the impact of using plants/nature to bring about improved emotional and physical well-being for those being served. The use of plants as “tools” to assist individuals toward their desired outcomes will be discussed as well as how to develop a basic level nature-based program.

Pamela Catlin, BS, Adult Care Services, Prescott, AZ; Laura Dreibelbis, LPN, The Susan J Rheem Adult Day Center, Prescott Valley, AZ

Social Media Best Practices for Adult Day Services

Join us for this interactive session to learn how to deliver marketing that people actually want!  Learn specific tactics to engage donors and increasing donations (using real-world examples!) and how to get more people to “like” or “follow” your agency in social media. Gain pointers on building a brand that resonates with your followers and truly tells your story. Discover legal pitfalls involved with social media, particularly relating to employer/employee issues, and patient privacy. Learn from an experienced adult day services Social Media/Events Coordinator. Whether you’re new to social media or a regular user, you’ll get tips on ways to grow awareness and your agency.

Kevin Nichols, MBA, The Oechsli Institute, Greensboro, NC; Jeremy Stephenson, Attorney, Charlotte, NC; Katie Kirkpatrick, Collierville, TN


ENSO ARTS ACADEMY: An arts-based teaching and learning model for people living with cognitive impairments

A gap exists in services for individuals living in their homes who still desire to engage and learn, but are not open to or ready for adult day services.  Discover how the Enso Arts Academy was developed at an adult day center to provide one- to two-hour classes that open doors for future clients and provide an additional channel for revenue.  Session attendees will learn about the unique abilities and learning styles of older adults, including those living with dementia.  Receive guidelines for starting a school within an adult day center and a template to write class schedules.  Recognize the marketing and revenue benefits from the current Engagement Institute.

Ellie Nocun,BA, Luther Manor Senior Community, Wauwatosa, WI



Register by September 18, 2014 and take advantage of Conference Savings!


View the full conference schedule and session information on our website and register for the conference online or download the registration form here.


13 August 2014

Beth Meyer-Arnold Adult Day Services Fellowship Announced

Posted August 13, 2014 in Research

The National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) announces the Beth Meyer-Arnold Research Fellowship for original graduate-level research in the area of adult day services. The award supports graduate students who are completing theses and dissertations in areas of interest to adult day services providers and consumers.

Successful applicants will receive mentoring and support from members of the NADSA Research Committee and will be expected to present their research at the annual NADSA conference.  Additionally, fellows and their advisors will be featured on the NADSA website.   An award of $5000 will be provided to recipients ($4000 upon selection and $1000 after NADSA receives a completed final report of their research findings).

Application materials:

  1. Cover letter summarizing your interest in the award and how the objectives of the fellowship match your research area.
  2. Summary of your approved graduate level thesis or dissertation proposal.  This should not exceed 10 pages (not including figures, tables, or references).  Please include the following elements: purpose statement; literature review; significance; design and methods; and proposed timeline.
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Two letters of recommendation, including one from your thesis/dissertation advisor indicating that the proposal has been approved.

Please send your application materials electronically to by August 29, 2014.  Winners will be informed by email by September 29, 2014, and introduced at the NADSA Conference October 9th-11th, 2014 in Charlotte, NC.  Winners will be expected to attend the 2015 conference to present on their research project.

We value the strength of diversity and inclusion and encourage qualified individuals with disabilities and individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to apply.  For additional information, please contact Dr. Steve Zarit at

13 August 2014

Acquire Continuing Education Credit at 2014 National Adult Day Services Conference

Posted August 13, 2014 in Events / Conference in Training

Get credit and network to build your business or career at the same time!

Continuing Education Credit


Credit is made available through our partnership with Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley (d/b/a Catawba Regional Hospice). Catawba Regional Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



A maximum of 16.5 hours of continuing education credit for Nursing Home Administrators may be earned by attending pre-conference intensives and all sessions.  Each educational session will be applied for separately and every session attended will be credited with CEUs.  Credit is applied for through the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators and the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation for Adult Care Licensure.

LeadingAge North Carolina is a Registered Sponsor of continuing education with the NC State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators. Comments regarding the Registered Sponsor Course may be addressed to 3733 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.



Application is being made for continuing education credit for social workers.

View the full conference schedule and session information on our website and register for the conference online or download the registration form here.


Plan to explore downtown Charlotte.  Many interesting locations are within walking distance of the conference hotel.  Lunch on Thursday and dinner on Friday (after the networking reception and state association meetings) are terrific opportunities to get to know your colleagues and enjoy a meal.


Learn more about Charlotte:

  • Charlotte’s Visitor Page (restaurants and other special locations)
  • Interactive general map of downtown Charlotte, click here
  • Interactive map of local dining and parking, click here


Reserve your room at the Westin Hotel. The Westin is offering a special conference rate of $169 (single/double) per night plus tax for NADSA conference attendees. Note that any attendee not identifying his or her affiliation with the National Adult Day Services Association at the time the reservation is made will not be extended the group rate.  Reserve by September 15, 2014. Call 1-888-837-4148 or Click here  to reserve now!


Book your flight and/or car rental.  You can fly right into the Charlotte Douglas International Airport located only minutes from the Westin.  Click here for driving directions from the airport to the hotel.


For more information or questions please contact us at or call 1-877-745-1440



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