Understanding CBAS

Medi-Cal has undergone a few changes in the New Year. You may have read about these changes in the news and wondered what they mean for the Peg Taylor Center. Here is a short introduction to the new terminology.

Community Based Adult Services (CBAS)

In 2012, our services for individuals who qualify for Medi-Cal will have a brand new name: “Community Based Adult Services,” or CBAS. Don’t let the change confuse you: CBAS is still adult day health care! Only licensed ADHCs may offer CBAS, and the program has an important goal: To ensure that adults with ongoing health conditions have daily support and services to improve their health.

Who Will Benefit from CBAS?

Everybody! Improved health means better quality of life, fewer trips to the emergency room, and reduced hospital stays. Those who qualify to receive ADHC through CBAS are adults of all ages (18-100+) whose lives have been impacted by a broad range of health conditions, and who are eligible for Medi-Cal.

Tell Your Friends and Family!

The number one reason participants give for loving our program is the chance to get outof the house and spend the day with others–as one client put it, “people I can relate to and enjoy!” Most learn about us through friends and family, via their doctors, or from other people in the community. We serve private pay participants and veterans as well as those who qualify for Medi-Cal, and our program offers substantial support for families caring for loved ones. Please pass the word along!


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