Important ADS Updates – 2021

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  • Long-term Care Challenges in Florida. This recent article highlights the challenges of finding long-term care in Florida. While not specifically  mentioned, it offers more evidence that Adult Day Services provide excellent long-term care solutions. Read more…
  • The Importance of ADS. Two recent articles highlight the important role Adult Day Services plays in the lives of seniors Please click on the following links to read these two articles. UT News. The Village Voice.
  • ATI Advisory and the Long-Term Quality Alliance, with support from The SCAN Foundation, have developed a set of resources for plans, providers, and policymakers to advance the availability and implementation of these benefits. This report offers insight into why ADS and other new supplemental services have not been embraced by Medicare Advantage plans. The plans shifted their restricted and limited resources to in-home care to address beneficiary preferences during the pandemic. The report also notes the benefits of providers aggregating to provide single contract ability with MA organizations. The report also contains several useful links to more data and demonstrates why diversification by ADS providers could create better opportunities to become providers in MA plans. To read the Executive Summary and the report, click on the following links: Executive-Summary. Full Report.
  • A CNBC Report Highlights the  issue of aging baby boomers and a looming long-term care crisis. Read more…
  • University of Minnesota Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Caregiving is sponsoring two webinars in November to celebrate National Family Caregiver Month. On Nov/12, hear strategies for disseminating, implementing and sustaining evidence-based programs to support dementia caregivers. Register today: On 11/19 tune in for an engaging expert panel on how we can advance dementia caregiving as a public health priority. Register:
  • CMS Launches Webpage to Share Innovative State Actions to Expand Medicaid Home and Community-based Services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new “one-stop shop” for state Medicaid agencies and stakeholders on to advance transparency and innovation for home and community-based services. Read more…
  • The Franchise Forum will unite leaders in the home-based care  franchising field to discuss the emerging trends and pressing challenges in home health and home care. This complimentary, virtual event will will feature a Home Care Franchise outlook panel and a round table of select franchise owners. In addition, the event will also include two, 30-minute sessions for industry participants. Read more…
  • CareVention HealthCare announces partnership with National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) to help support NADSA’s mission to advance the development, recognition, and use of adult day services nationwide. Read more…
  • Seniors’ Desire to Age in Place Remains Overwhelmingly Popular: The COVID-19 emergency has only strengthened the desire seniors have to age in place — an already favorable position among older adults. In fact, over 90% of seniors prefer to remain in their homes as opposed to moving into an assisted living facility, a new survey from American Advisors Group (AAG) found. Read more…
  • Data Brief Release: 2018 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (Adult Day Services Center Participant; Residential Care Community Resident): The National Center for Health Statistics is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) data briefs on adult day services center participants and residential care community residents.  Since the inception of NSLTCP in 2012, this is the first time that participant- and resident-level reports are being released. NSLTCP is the only source of nationally representative data on adult day services centers and residential care communities.  NSLTCP was renamed as the National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study in  2020: Lendon JP, Singh P. Adult day services center participant characteristics: United States, 2018. NCHS Data Brief, no 411. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2021: Caffrey C, Sengupta M, Melekin A. Residential care community resident characteristics: United States, 2018. NCHS Data Brief, no 404. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2021.
  • NADSA Chair Bill Zagorski Recently Participated in a NPR Marketplace Report focused on ADS:
  • CDC Releases 2018 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers Public Use Files (Adult Day Services Centers; Residential Care Communities): The 2018 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) public use data files and documentation are now available for downloading.  Since the inception of NSLTCP in 2012, this is the first time that public use files are being released.  This release includes 4 data files: (1.) Adult day services center provider file; (2.) Adult day services center participant file; (3.) Residential care community provider file; and (4.) Residential care community resident file.  The data are available in SAS and Stata file formats (as pre-made SAS and Stata datasets). Files are best viewed using Microsoft Edge, Mozilla or chrome. Please use Microsoft Edge, Mozilla or Google Chrome to download data sets. A methodology document and individual readme documents are also available to data users.  Data Tell Stories. Tell Us Yours! How have you used information from the National Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Study (NPALS)? Email us a brief description at In the subject field of your email, write “My NPALS data use example”. Your examples will help us showcase the value of NPALS.
  • CDC Guidance on COVID-19 Booster Vaccines: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued updated guidance on who should have a COVID-19 booster and when to be vaccinated. For more information, click here.
  • Release of the National Post-Acute and Long-term Care Study (NPALS) COVID-19 Dashboards: The National Center for Health Statistics released preliminary COVID-19 estimates from the 2020 NPALS Adult Day Services Center survey. Please see the data release announcement below for more information. Here is a link to the Adult Day Services Center survey estimates:
  • BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Caregiving Launches Website: The BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence (PHCOE) on Dementia Caregiving recently launched its website that contains a variety of support tools and links for those who are caring for someone with dementia. PHCOE’s mission is to assist state, tribal and local public health agencies nationwide in developing their dementia caregiving-focused programs and initiatives. For additional information, please click on the following link: BOLD Caregiving.
  • ADvancing States Compendium of State Spending Plans: On Friday, July 16th, ADvancing States and our partners at the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services published a document that contains links to all of the publicly-available ARPA HCBS Spending plans. The document will be updated as additional plans become publicly available. Please click on the following link to access the compendium: State Spending Plans.
  • CDC Updates ADS Center Guidance:  The CDC has updated its guidance for Adult Day Services centers. New in this updated guidance: Added section on promoting vaccination; Added guidance for ADSCs where everyone is fully vaccinated; Updated guidance for ADSCs where not everyone is fully vaccinated; and, Updated guidance on indoor and outdoor mask usage. Please click on the following link to view the updated guidance: ADS Center COVID-19 Guidance. Please contact Carolyn Bridges for vaccine-related questions or Lisa McGuire for other infection-prevention guidance questions for ADSC settings.


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