Mariko Yamada

Legislators demand that proper notice be sent and adequate comparable services identified before transitioning beneficiaries out of adult day health care 

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D – Davis), Chair of the Assembly on Aging & Long-Term Care Committee, and other legislators will hold a press conference

Mariko Yamada
Mariko Yamada

asking the administration to delay the elimination of adult day health (ADHC) care as a Medi-Cal optional benefit, now slated to end December 1, 2011.  Assemblymember Yamada authored a letter, signed by dozens of other legislators, to send to the Director of Health Care Services stating that further legislative review is necessary before transitioning 35,000 frail, elderly and disabled people out of ADHC.

“We only recently received the transition plan from the administration, and with the few details released, we see an ill-conceived and potentially dangerous shift in service delivery for these clients,” said Assemblymember Yamada.  “Closures of other health facilities, such as the Lanterman Developmental Center, took years of stakeholder meetings and proper service replacement identification for a mere fraction of the tens of thousands of high-risk participants we will be transitioning from ADHC in the next 90 days. We must slow this process down and approach this transition more deliberately in order to avoid risking a gap in service delivery for this extremely vulnerable population.”





California State Capitol

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Assemblymember Yamada, Chair, Assembly Aging & Long-Term Care Committee

Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield, Chair, Assembly Budget Committee

Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell, Chair, Budget Subcommittee 1 on Health and Human Services

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