The California Healthline: Adult Day Health Care Centers Struggle With Financial Challenges
Adult day health care centers across California are struggling financially, prompting officials to consider changes to operations and services, Capital Public Radio’s “KXJZ News” reports (Bartolone, “KXJZ News,” Capital Public Radio, 7/3).
The Community-Based Adult Services program has replaced the state’s Adult Day Health Care program. It will provide services to 80% of previous ADHC beneficiaries and is funded at a similar level to the original program (Gorn, “Capitol Desk,” California Healthline, 5/24).
Lydia Missaelides — executive director of the California Association of Adult Day Services – called the fiscal situations at 260 centers in California “dire.”
She said, “Some centers have already reduced hours of operation, some have already reduced their staff, laid off some staff.” She added, “Some are preparing plans for temporarily closing. Others are having a very difficult time finding lines of credit.”
Responding to a CAADS survey, the centers said that if they do not receive state reimbursements soon, they likely will have to close or implement changes, such as:
- Laying off staff; or
- Stopping treatment for beneficiaries who are deemed ineligible for the program (“KXJZ News,” Capital Public Radio, 7/3).
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