Adult Day Healthcare Update

On November 17, 2011, the State of California reached a settlement in the lawsuit (Esther Darling, et al. v. Toby Douglas, et al.) challenging the elimination of Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) as a Medi-Cal benefit. ONEgeneration is extremely thankful to the legal team that fought for the preservation of benefits for our participants(Disability Rights California, National Senior Citizens Law Center, National Health Law Program, Morrison & Foerster LLP, and AARP Foundation Litigation). While there will be changes under the settlement agreement, we anticipate that services will be maintained for most of our participants. Under the settlement, ADHC will become a new program called Community Based Adult Services (CBAS) on March 1, 2012. CBAS will have some different rules for participant and provider eligibility. Eventually, CBAS will be offered primarily through Medi-Cal managed care plans. CBAS will be substantially similar to ADHC services and will be available at licensed ADHC centers. Some ADHC clients will be considered “categorically” eligible for CBAS and some others will be “presumptively eligible.” Those “categorically” eligible are individuals who are: 1) Regional Center clients; 2) Multi-Purpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) clients; 3) eligible for Specialty Mental Health services; and/or 4) eligible to receive 195 or more hours of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) per month. In determining those who are “presumptively” eligible, the Department of Health Care Services (DHC) will be looking at the level of need based upon existing care plans. Individuals not in the “categorically” or “presumptively” eligible categories will be assessed by DHCS nurses before January 20, 2012. These assessments will occur at the ADHC centers in collaboration with ADHC center staff....

A Tribute to our Honored Board Member and Friend Harry Vickman

IN MEMORIAM Harry Vickman 1917 – 2009   On Sunday, November 22, 2009, ONEgeneration was notified of the death of a dear friend and Board member, Harry Vickman. Harry Vickman has been with ONEgeneration as a Board Member for more than seventeen years and guided the development and success of the ever-popular Encino Farmers Market. As a Los Angeles native, Mr. Vickman was born into a local legacy. For years Vickman’s Restaurant and Bakery was a downtown institution. Harry joined the family business after completing his B.S. degree in Business Administration at UCLA. From 1942 to 1945 he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a mess officer and was later discharged as Captain. After the war, Harry took over the operation of Vickman’s Restaurant and continued its success until retiring and selling the business in 1986. During his restaurant career Harry served on the Board of Directors of California Restaurant Association for more than 16 years and was a Director Emeritus of  CRA. While working in downtown Los Angeles, Harry was a director of the local development corporation, involved with job creation initiatives and active in a whole list of civic improvement organizations. Harry has also been affiliated with the Board of Directors of Skid Row Development Corporation, and Volunteer Guardian ad litem with the Child Advocates Office, an adjunct of the Childrens Court.   Harry, and his wife of 69 years, Babs have three children, Larry, Nancy and Janet and Harry and Babs raise orchids and dwarf conifers. Harry was loved by all who worked with him and knew him through his association with ONEgeneration. Harry’s generosity to ONEgeneration is well known throughout the...

Wells Fargo Give Back

ONEgeneration was chosen among 59 other non-profit organizations to receive a $1,000 contribution from Wells Fargo Bank. This generous gift will benefit the seniors, children, at-risk youth and families served by ONEgeneration. THANK YOU Wells Fargo...

Daily News Article

Please click on the following link to read an article in the Daily News called AT HOME More and more seniors find care with their...