Opinion: Open the Door Wider to Social Adult Day Care

by Yvonne Ward, NYSADSA Secretary

In New York City, the Social Adult Day Care (SADC) program has evolved into a lifeline for many elderly immigrants with chronic disease. Why aren’t we using it more?

Register for Upcoming Sessions of the NY DOH Person-Centered Planning Training I

Registration is open for September and October sessions of the New York State Department of Health’s Person-Centered Planning Comprehensive System Transformation Statewide Training Initiative*! Please follow the link below to learn more about the initiative and to see available Regional Training sessions.

nydohpcptraining.com/events(please share this link with your contacts too!)

In addition to the sessions available now, we’ll also be adding even more Fall 2019 sessions (for all regions of New York State) in the coming weeks. We hope you and your colleagues, stakeholders, and friends will be able to participate in this important initiative!

If you have any questions about the initiative or the registration process, please email us at [email protected].


NY DOH PCP Statewide Training Initiative

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*About the Person-Centered Planning Comprehensive System Transformation Statewide Training Initiative

This training initiative is funded by the Department of Health to support best practices and compliance in Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)-compliant person-centered planning throughout the State. The initiative consists of an extensive series of Regional Trainings and Learning Institutes held across the State in 2019 and 2020, at no cost to participants. The focus of the training and institutes will be to grow person-centered thinking, planning, and practice capacity in HCBS covered service systems in the State. Our objective is to further support comprehensive system transformation – in the context of HCBS Final Rule compliance in person-centered practice implementation – for the State of New York.

Heat Advisory Information

July 18, 2019

Health Advisory: Adverse Health Effects from Extreme Temperatures and Moderate Humidity Across New York State

Please read this information to ensure you are taking all measure to ensure the health and safety of your participants during the summer heat.

Health Advisory - Extreme Heat Precautions 

New Publication on Dementia, Caregiving and Transportation

Dear ADSSP and ADI-SSS Grantees and Collaborative Partners:

We'd like to make you aware of a new publication from the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center titled Dementia, Caregiving and Transportation. The publication can be accessed at http://www.nadtc.org/wp-content/uploads/Dementia_Caregiving_and_Transportation.pdf. You may find this publication useful in your respective grant projects.

The publication provides transportation tips for caregivers, information on types of transportation available, dementia-friendly tips for transit drivers, items to include in a travel kit, destination cards that can be tailored for each traveler, and a list of resources.

Thank you,

National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center

New Learning Modules for Dementia Caregivers

Dear Grantees and Community Partners:

We wanted to make you aware of a new resource available.

New learning modules for dementia caregivers
The Health Resources Services Administration has released eleven new learning modules as a supplemental resource to the Agency's Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia's Training Curriculum that trains the primary care workforces about dementia care and helps providers address caregiver needs. Four are aimed at providers, with seven for unpaid caregivers. These are a wonderful resource for CMS beneficiaries and their families and caregivers. Check out the new learning modules!

-National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resources Center