Nursing home association ventures into day-care realm

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The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and the National Adult Day Services Association said Monday they formed a strategic alliance to provide expanded advocacy, education and research to the adult day community.

"Adult day services are integral for ensuring options for aging and disabled individuals to continue living in the community while receiving healthcare and social services that improve quality of life and reduce costs," said Larry Minnix, president and CEO of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.

As part of the partnership, adult day-care education sessions will be expanded at AAHSA conferences and the two organizations will coordinate advocacy activities. An April 3 session at AAHSA's Future of Aging Services Conference will discuss how to integrate person-centered care into adult day services.

Also, NADSA will move into AAHSA's Washington headquarters. A NADSA representative will be invited to serve in the AAHSA House of Delegates and an AAHSA representative will play a similar role in NADSA's governance structure.