On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a Bill that would have provided $85 million of adult day services in the Medi-Cal budget to preserve adult day health in California. The new funding was designed as a partial replacement to the $169 million Adult Day Health Care program that was cut from the state budget this year. An estimated 35,000 senior citizens use the services. Adult day centers began closing in June as a result of the proposed cuts, and more are expected to follow. The Governor proposes that Medi-Cal participants will receive services in other home and community-based services and through managed care plans. Federal approval has been granted for the Medi-Cal adult day health funding for the centers to continue until December 1. Learn more here…
Category Archives: Public Policy
Representatives from the following states participated in the State Association Leaders’ Call on May 26: Arizona, South Carolina, New York, Minnesota, Alaska, North Carolina, Illinois. Read what’s happening in their states on the State Issues page in the NADSA Library.
Please join the Public Policy Committee on the second Tuesday of June at 11:00 AM EST to learn the latest national issues. Contact the Committee Leaders to learn more.
Rep. Barbara Lee D-CA and Sen. Bob Casey D-PA introduced the Adult Day Achievement Act that would establish a grant program and fund research on developing specialized Adult Day programs that serve younger adults suffering from a disability as a result of a neurological disease or condition like multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease or traumatic brain injury (TBI). We hope that as an advocate for quality aging services you’ll take this opportunity to connect with your legislator, and ask them to co-sponsor the Adult day Achievement Center Act. Please to urge your member of Congress to support HR 883 in the House and S 495 in the Senate.
The MS Society released a recent report assessing outcomes for people with MS in Adult Day Programs. The researchers from RTI describe best practices for determining outcomes and benefits in adult day service centers that offer services for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.