Adult Day Services
This section of the home and community-based services website includes the following information about adult day services: news about recently opened adult day centers across the country, updates on funding and regulations that impact adult day services, research reports released about adult day programs, and resources and information to assist adult day services providers.
We've featured some articles below, but be sure to check out all of our adult day content.
Genworth in its 2014 Cost of Care Survey reported that the cost of adult
day care centers didn’t increase from last year, but has shown a 3.4%
five-year annual growth, with the national median daily rate at $65 in
2014. The report does show that adult day services are a cost effective
option for caregivers and older adults to choose.
The Medicare Adult Day
Services Act of 2013 (H.R. 3334), if passed, would expand Medicare
beneficiaries care options by adding skilled nursing, rehabilitation and
social services in a Medicare Certified Adult Day Services Center.
LeadingAge strongly supports this legislation and urges you to contact
your legislators and urge their support.
LeadingAge believes that older adults and caregivers should be given all the options for care that are provided through the Older Americans Act, including adult day services. With the emphasis toward a more person-centered approach to case management and the delivery of services, there may be an opportunity for adult day providers to collaborate more with their local Area Agencies on Aging to better serve older adults in their communities.
"Use of Medicare Procedures To Enter Into Provider Agreements for Extended Care Services" is a proposed rule published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on Feb. 13 that authorizes the VA to enter into agreements with adult day health care as well as other community-based extended care services and nursing homes. The proposed rule states that the VA’s payment under the agreement with the highest rates would serve as an incentive to encourage providers to enter into agreements with VA for the care of veterans.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released to State Medicaid Agencies, Operating Agencies, and other stakeholders a Home and Community-Based Settings Toolkit to assist states in developing their Home and Community-Based Settings Transition Plans to comply with new requirements in the recently published home and community based services’ (HCBS) regulations. Providers will have the opportunity to make recommendations concerning what provisions should be included or not included in the state's transition plan.