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Adult Day Services

BillWeaver_AdultDayLeadingAge advocates for Adult Day as an important part of the continuum of not-for-profit aging services. Membership provides a voice to expand the scope and availability of Adult Day services. Organizations gain knowledge about programming and innovation—and find partnership opportunities to extend their reach and improve outcomes for older adults.

LeadingAge has deep expertise in federal regulations affecting Adult Day organizations and provides technical assistance to help navigate them.

Member benefits specific to Adult Day:

  • Adult Day and Home and Community-Based Services Listservs
  • Adult Day Task Force
  • Home and Community-Based Services Newsletter
  • Medicaid expertise
  • National and state advocacy pertaining to Medicaid, Older Americans Act, and veterans legislation
  • Technical assistance on regulations, operational and strategic issues, including technology resources
  • Advice on adult day care program development, funding sources and best practices that promote quality outcomes


In this section of the site, you can find 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.

Featured Content

Home and Community-Based Services Transition Plans Being Reviewed by CMS

As of September 1, 2015, 49 state transition plans have been submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for the implementation of the home and community-based services (HCBS) settings final rule.

Revised Community Based Independence for Seniors Act Introduced

A revised version of the Community Based Independence for Seniors Act was introduced by Rep. Linda Sanchez D-CA, Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR). H. R. 4212 would establish a Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan demonstration program to target home and community-based care to eligible Medicare beneficiaries.

Medicaid Payments For Adult Day Services: A LeadingAge Report

Adult Day Services/Adult Day Health: Reimbursement and Scope of Services Provided Under Medicaid and Medicaid Waivers is a new report created to help stakeholders better understand how states currently pay for adult day services/adult day health through the Medicaid program and what reimbursement methodologies and regulations promote the growth of quality adult day programs in their state.

Congress Works on Improving Access to Long-Term Care for Veterans

LeadingAge is pleased that on February 25, 2016, the House Veterans Affairs Full Committee voted and approved H.R.4591 -- Department of Veterans Affairs Purchased Health Care Streamlining and Modernization Act to go to the full House of Representatives for a vote. he bill creates Veterans Care Agreements for small providers (gross annual revenue of the provider in the year preceding the year in which the provider enters into the Veterans Care Agreement does not exceed $11 million cap, with the exception of a $27 million cap for skilled nursing facilities, as amended), such as physician practices, adult day centers, small skilled nursing homes, and home health providers that would reduce the onerous requirements in Veterans Administration contracts that tend to discourage contractors from contracting with the VA.

Medicare Adult Day Services Act of 2015 Introduced

The Medicare Adult Day Services Act of 2015 (H.R. 1383) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) on March 16. The measure, which LeadingAge strongly supports, if passed would expand Medicare beneficiaries care options by adding skilled nursing, rehabilitation and social services in a Medicare Certified Adult Day Services Center.