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SADS Regulations Information

Social Adult Regulations in NYS
New York State Office of the Aging
Nutrition Requirements Checklist
Current CACFP Adult Meal Pattern (effective October 1, 2017)
CACFP Program Information
CACFP Flyer - English
Article 81 of the NYC Health Code: Food Preparation & Food Establishments
NYC Local Law 9
Revised ADA Requirements: Wheelchairs, Mobility Aids, and other Power-Driven Mobility Devices
Revised ADA Requirements: Effective Communication
Minimum Data Set
NYC SADC Permit Letter from NYS DOHMH
SADC Eligibility Requirements
NYC Social Day Programs Only - Register Your Program With DFTA!
(This is required for all programs in the 5 boroughs that do not have funding through NYSOFA)


MLTC Information

All Social Adult Day Programs that contract with or plan to contract with an MLTC must complete the OMIG Certification

New York State MLTC Plan Directory

Social Adult Day Care Certification


Program Design

**Free Bingo Cards!**
Planning and Creating a Social Adult Day Program
Culture Change

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is pleased to share with you this updated consumer guide to respite, and other products and resources as they become available.  Please find the guide here: ABCs of Respite

For additional respite resources, please visit: https://archrespite.org/productspublications

Preparing Your Home for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease



Care Plan Template

**New Compass Form Now Available - April 1, 2019**

The MDS/Compass is required for assessment of SADS participants for the NYSOFA directly funded SADS programs. The new COMPASS is now available for use. Starting April 1, 2019, any assessments should be completed using the new form.

For all other programs, the use of the COMPASS is not a requirement but a useful tool for use in care receiver assessments.

19-PI- COMPASS Form.pdf

19-PI- COMPASS Instructions.pdf

COMPASS Form_No Highlights.pdf

Compass Instructions
Compass Form

NYSADSA Policy and Procedures Template

Available for purchase Here
(must be a NYSADSA member to purchase)

Additional Resources Available

Bilingual Resources

From the National Council on Aging - Bilingual Resources Help Older Hispanics Age Well

Webinar: Northeast ADA Center - The ADA & Aging Americans (pre-recorded)

This webinar will discuss the intersection of America’s aging population and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As the American population ages and more individuals join the ranks of senior citizens, more Americans inevitably will have disabilities, and in turn, benefit from this landmark civil rights law. Title I of the ADA, which covers employment, requires that reasonable accommodations be made available to qualified senior workers with disabilities. Titles II and III of the ADA mandate access to programs, goods, and services by people with disabilities, including requirements that largely benefit older American’s as they participate in community life. We will review how these various ADA regulations benefit an aging population by discussing several key areas of the law that directly impact older Americans.

Webinar: Changing Family Roles and Relationships in Family Caregiving (pre-recorded)

Family caregivers encounter many challenges, but one of the most difficult issues is understanding and managing family relationships. This webinar explores factors which impact family roles and relationships, along with reasons for conflict among family members. Emphasis will be placed on strategies to prevent tension and on enhancing communication between family members. This one-hour webinar includes a 15-minute question-and-answer period after the presentation.

Capacity Building Toolkit for including Aging & Disability Networks in Emergency Planning
Therapy Working Dog Report
Additional Resources
Services for People with Chronic Conditions
Mesothelioma Information




Social Adult Day Services Information 

The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) contracts with the New York State Adult Day Services Association to provide technical assistance to managed care organizations, providers of social adult day services and those interested in starting an adult day services program. 

NYSOFA and the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs- located in counties) do not provide technical assistance to individuals or groups who want to start a social adult day services program.  Please contact  Victoria Palasieski, NYSADSA Administrator at 518-694-5366 or [email protected]