Posted September 20, 2012
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.
Edwin “Ned” Morgens of Gyrfalcon Senior Care of Johns Creek, Georgia, will serve as chair of the board. The following individuals join Morgens as board members:
- Linda Alexander-Lieblang – Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter, Los Angeles, CA
- Keith A. Anderson – The College of Social Work: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
- Melinda Burchett – American Health Management, Inc., Albany, KY
- Troy Carter – Adult Day Care Association of Texas, Missouri City, TX
- Susan Hulce Cerletty – Retired Healthcare Exec & Licensed Physical Therapist, Brookfield, WI
- Chip Cromartie – Adult Center for Enrichment, Greensboro, NC
- Terry Fishler – ADS Data Systems, Inc., Stevenson, MD
- Joan Marie Granato – Future Focus, Bayonne, NJ
- Rick Greene – Department of Veterans Affairs, Geriatrics and Extended Care, Washington, DC
- Kathy O’Brien – Senior Gerontologist, MetLife Mature Market Institute, Westport, CT
- Lisa Peters-Beumer – Easter Seals, Chicago, IL
- Sarah Price – Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
- Jocelyn Schowalter – Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Brookfield, WI
- Thomas Tenkely – Foundation of Senior Living, Phoenix, AZ
- Dana Territo – Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, Baton Rouge, LA
- Steve Zarit – Penn State University, University Park, PA
In Morgens’ 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.”
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 raising public and government awareness of the value of adult day services. Adult day services provide community-based care for frail elders as well as persons of all ages with 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, and more. 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.
Join adult day services workers from across the U.S. September 20-22, 2012 as we learn and network in Pittsburgh, PA. The annual event will be held at the Marriott Pittsburgh City Center in downtown Pittsburgh, located conveniently near downtown shopping and dining as well as across the street from the CONSOL Energy Center, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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.
Posted June 25, 2012
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Participate in the first ever National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) designed to provide national estimates of major long-term care providers including adult day services. This study is being conducted by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics and data collection will start in September 2012. Adult day services directors will be asked to complete the survey by mail or web to provide information about services, staffing, and practices; participants’ physical and cognitive functioning; and sources of payment for participants’ care.
All adult day centers in the United States are invited to participate in the study. By participating in this study, you can ensure that the voice and needs of your adult day center will be heard.
Your participation will help you, policy makers and health care planners better understand, plan for, and serve the future long-term care needs of the growing population of people who choose adult day services.
The information you provide will be held in the strictest of confidence and only summary data will be made publicly available.
Visit the NSLTCP website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsltcp.htm
Click on the appropriate date corresponding to one of the upcoming repeat webinars to learn more about completing the survey:
August 21 10:00 AM Eastern/9:00 AM Central/8:00 AM Mountain/7:00 AM Pacific/6:00 AM Alaska/4:00 AM Hawaii
August 21 2:00 PM Eastern/1:00 PM Central/12:00 PM Mountain/11:00 AM Pacific/10:00 AM Alaska/8:00 AM Hawaii
September 5 10:00 AM Eastern/9:00 AM Central/8:00 AM Mountain/7:00 AM Pacific/6:00 AM Alaska/4:00 AM Hawaii
September 5 2:00 PM Eastern/1:00 PM Central/12:00 PM Mountain/11:00 AM Pacific/10:00 AM Alaska/8:00 AM Hawaii
October 3 10:00 AM EST/9:00 AM CST/8:00 AM MST/7:00 AM PST/6:00 AM
October 3 2:00 PM Eastern/1:00 PM Central/12:00 PM Mountain/11:00 AM Pacific/10:00 AM Alaska/8:00 AM Hawaii
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. System Requirements PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server. Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Posted February 24, 2012
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Adult day centers are a terrific “fit” for the strapped economy! Check out the recent recognition of adult day services by the New York Times in their story about managed care shifting care from nursing homes to adult day services and other home and community-based services.
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.