Rep. Barbara Lee
reintroduced the Adult Day Center Enhancement Act of 2013 (H.R. 3221). If passed, this
legislation would demonstrate the value of adult day services in
caring for individuals with neurological diseases as well as providing
additional support for caregivers and quality care for individuals with multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson's disease.
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.
RTI International received funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to update its report, Regulatory Review of Adult Day Services: Final Report that was published on August 26, 2005. We believe that this report will help state Medicaid directors, state and federal policy makers, managed care organizations, and accountable care organizations determine best practices for the use of adult day services.
There are more than 25
reasons for Home and Community-Based Services providers to attend the
LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Conference in Dallas, October 27-30, 2013. They
include networking and learning what is new in home and community-based
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), chairman of the subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, held a hearing on June 19 to discuss the role of the Older Americans Act in addressing poverty and hunger among seniors. This hearing takes place as the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee attempts to pass the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act before the August recess.