Important ADS Updates

This page is dedicated to providing NADSA Members with critical updates on a wide range of topics. Please check it periodically for new information.

CMS announces a strategy for implementation of the HCBS regulation. This strategy, in partnership with the Administration for Community Living (ACL), aligns the focus of federal support and state compliance activities with the realities of the direct-service workforce crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).  CMS will be holding multiple meetings with HCBS stakeholders to review this information.  For more information related to this announcement on implementation of the home and community-based settings regulation, please visit: HCBS Final Regulation.

NADSA Chair Bill Zagorski recently participated in an interview for Kiplinger which discussed how Adult Day Services can benefit retirees with Alzheimer’s disease. To read the article, click here.

A new report, The Case for Expanding Caregiver Support Through Adult Day Services released today by Archstone Foundation, details how adult day services benefit not only the older adults enrolled in their programs, but also improve the well-being of family caregivers. The report highlights key insights from Archstone’s Family Caregiving Initiative and offers next steps for ADS providers, funders, and policymakers. Read it here.

ATI Advisory and LTQA released a new data brief, “Growth in New, Non-Medical Benefits Since Implementation of the CHRONIC Care Act,” providing data and insights on supplemental benefit offerings in Medicare Advantage including how many plans offer new, non-medical supplemental benefits in Plan Year 2022, which authorities plans use to offer these services, and benefit growth over time. See these data and more in the full brief, available here

MEPAP Activity Professional Certified (APC) Course. The Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals course is being offered via zoom starting April 15 and will conclude on June 11. Schedule of classes will be from 5:00-9:00 PM every Friday and  9:00 AM -5:00 PM every Saturday. For additional information and to register go to www.nccap.org . For any questions please feel free to contact the instructors: Joan Marie Granato (201) 736-5301; Julie Echon (201) 755-8485.

WeCareAdvisor Study seeks family caregivers for persons living with dementia. WeCareAdvisor is a web-based tool to help manage behavioral and psychological symptoms and improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers and was developed by researchers at Drexel University and University of California, Davis. For more information, email WeCare@drexel.edu , call 267-359-1111, or visit http://wecareadvisorstudy.com.

Free Webinar: How to Advocate for and Talk About Home and Community-Based Services. This webinar, co-presented by Justice in Aging and The Arc, will provide an overview of HCBS and the state of legislation in Congress, present the results of messaging research, and provide participants with best practices for advocating and sharing stories.  The webinar will take place on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET. To register, click here.

Best Practices for Integrating Health Equity into Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trials in Dementia Care. The IMPACT Collaboratory’s leadership and Health Equity Team have worked with experts from across the Collaboratory to create a set of best practices related to integrating health equity into the design and conduct of embedded pragmatic clinical trials for people living with dementia and their care partners. Click here to download the guidance document.

NADSA Chairman Bill Zagorski was recently interviewed by Home Health Care News about the challenges of centers reopening after COVID-19. To read the article, click here.

Genworth Insurance releases 2021 Cost of Care Study: Adult Day Services continues to be the most affordable long-term care option: Genworth Cost-of-Care Study

 

 

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