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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.

Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act (S. 2000)

On Aug. 5, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act (S. 2000), a bill that would allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into "Veterans Care Agreements with providers."

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.