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New Guidance for Alternative Adult Day Services Requirements

On March 31, 2021 by Roni Falck

CMS has approved modifications to alternative adult day services effective immediately.  The modifications will:

  • Increase the maximum daily service duration for alternative adult day services (delivered remotely and/or in person) to one person at a time from 4 hours per day to 6 hours per day
  •  Increase the maximum number of people attending online events.

DHS Amends Temporary Modifications for Adult Day Services

On February 24, 2021 by Roni Falck

The Department of Human Services is further amending temporary modifications to certain licensing requirements for Adult Day Services to allow more people to receive services and to allow license holders to increase daily shift hours.

Effective Feb. 17, the following licensing requirements are modified for adult day centers:

Supporting Family Caregivers

On November 4, 2020 by Roni Falck

November marks National Family Caregivers Month, which celebrates the often-invisible workforce of family caregivers supporting vulnerable adults living at home. A recent AARP study estimates that nearly 42 million Americans care for family members above the age of 50, an increase of 20% from 2015. Family caregiving is both a gift and a challenge, and like so many things in 2020, the challenges of family caregiving have become more acute due to limited mobility and access to services. 

Adult Day Services Hours Extended

On October 21, 2020 by Roni Falck

DHS recently amended temporary licensing requirements which now allow ADS clients to attend the ADS center for up to six hours per day. 

Adult Day Services and Day Support Service

On October 14, 2020 by Roni Falck

As part of the DHS Waiver Reimagine proposal, beginning on January 1, 2021, new clients on disability waivers will not be able to access Adult Day Services until age 55. 

Get to Know Minnesota’s Adult Day Services Field

On September 23, 2020 by Roni Falck

As we celebrate National Adult Day Services Week, we look at the ways in which the field has evolved since President Jimmy Carter first proclaimed National Adult Day Services Week in 1983.

National Adult Day Services Week

On September 16, 2020 by Roni Falck

National Adult Day Services Week will take place September 20-26 and is an opportunity to recognize this important service that supports both participants and their family caregivers.

Adult Day Services Response to COVID-19

On September 16, 2020 by Roni Falck

A recent survey of LeadingAge Minnesota Adult Day Services providers highlighted significant changes in the field due to COVID-19

Application for Day Services Grants Released

On September 2, 2020 by Jeff Bostic

Last month, the Legislature approved more than $20M in state CARES Act relief funds to provide retention grants to adult day services providers to address the impact of business interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adult Day: November Webinars Focus on Client Care Plans and Vulnerable Adult Act

On October 23, 2019 by Roni Falck

Adult Day Services providers will soon benefit from two new webinars that take place in November – Writing Person-Centered, Measurable Goals for Client Care Plans and Protecting Clients and Maintaining Compliance with the Vulnerable Adult Act. 

Participate in 2019 Adult Day Services Financial Indicators Study

On May 22, 2019 by Roni Falck

The 2019 Adult Day Services Financial Indicators Study has been launched, and we strongly encourage adult day members to participate. The study, now in its ninth year, offers Adult Day Services members the opportunity to benchmark their individual centers to the rest of the field and determine their financial health and performance.  

Now Available: DHS Adult Day Services Study Webinar

On September 25, 2018 by Roni Falck

A recent webinar from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) highlighting the preliminary findings of the Adult Day Services Study is now available to download. 

HCBS: Changes in Evaluation of Services for Annual Assessments Effective Aug. 1

On July 24, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

In keeping with the Minnesota State Transition Plan to comply with the Home and Community-Based Services Settings (HCBS) Rule, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has added a person’s evaluation of services and compliance with HCBS Standards to the MN Choices Tool. The questions are to be completed at the next reassessment visit on or after Aug. 1, 2018. 

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