Category Archives: News / National Adult Day Services Week

22 August 2016

Opportunity To Comment on CMS Proposed Rule Affecting ADS

Posted August 22, 2016 in blog in News in News / National Adult Day Services Week in Public Policy

CMS-1654-P is a new rule that proposes changes to incentivize health care providers to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease earlier and to recommend community based services and supports. Adult Day Services are specifically mentioned as one such alternative! (See page 46213 of the Federal Register by clicking here.)

Most importantly, click here to leave a short Formal Comment about this proposed Rule.

Less than 150 people have commented and most of those are radiological technicians. ADS comments will be seen if enough of us make them!! Your comment need only be something like this: “Thank you for recognizing that Adult Day Services is a suitable community alternative to provide care for individuals suffering with Alzheimer’s (Page 46213 of the Federal Register). Adult day health centers are experienced in providing this care and are far less expensive than either Home Care or institutional care. I urge you to retain your support for Adult Day Care in the Final Rule.” (I have posted this comment.)

Post your comment as soon as possible. The comment period closes September 6th.

Sen. Roy Afflerbach, Ret., NADSA Public Policy Advisor
26 July 2012

Celebrate National Adult Day Services Week, September 16-22, 2012

Posted July 26, 2012 in News / National Adult Day Services Week

Celebrate National Adult Day Services Week 2012!

“Adult Day Services:  Care. Compassion. Community.”

National Adult Day Services Week is September 16-22, 2012.  The third complete week of September is set aside to raise awareness of the availability and accessibility of adult day programs nationwide. The National Adult Day Services Association is delighted to sponsor this special week of celebration as over 5,000 adult day centers nationwide unite to celebrate “Adult Day Services: Care. Compassion. Community.”  Make sure your community knows that your center exists, and about all the services it offers to build better lives for the people and communities it serves!

 Order a poster from the NADSA online store to promote the valuable community resources of adult day services in your community.  Use content from the 2010 MetLife Study of Adult Day Services to reinforce how cost effective and resourceful adult day services are.   Plan to participate in the 2012 National Study of Long Term Care Providers this fall to inform the first federal study about your adult day center!

 

Check out these online resources in the NADSA Library (members only) and start planning ways to celebrate!

  • Key Points for Conducting a Media Campaign
  • Activity Ideas
  • Original Proclamation of National Adult Day Care Center Week 1983
  • Sample Governor’s/Mayor’s Proclamation
  • Sample Photo/Video/Text Release
  • Sample Press Release
  • Sample Public Service Announcement
  • Printable File of National Adult Day Services Week poster (PDF)

No Extra Shipping Charges!  National Adult Day Services Week posters are $5.00 each, includes all shipping costs!  (Order 7+ and pay only $4.50 each.)  Order in our online store at www.nadsa.org.

Striving, Thriving: Advancing the Future of Adult Day Services

Celebrate National Adult Day Services Week by attending the National Adult Day Services Conference  in Pittsburgh, PA, to build more alliances and reap rich rewards, September 20-22, 2012.  Learn about national trends, hear from the experts, network with colleagues and discover new friends.

For more information about the NADSA conference, visit http://www.nadsa.org/beta.

23 May 2011

Celebrate National Adult Day Services Week

Posted May 23, 2011 in News / National Adult Day Services Week

 

Celebrate 2011 National Adult Day Services Week

“Adult Day Services: Building and Supporting Communities”

National Adult Day Services Week is September 18-24, 2011.

This special week has been celebrated annually since it was proclaimed on September 27, 1983, by former President Ronald Reagan. The third complete week of September is set aside to raise awareness of the availability and accessibility of adult day programs nationwide. Check out resources in the NADSA Library for members and start planning ways to celebrate!