As the California Association for Adult Day Services notes: “The ‘paper savings’ generated by eliminating all of the state’s 327 Adult Day Health Care facilities will cost more in dollars and lives than it saves.”
CAADS is instead supporting an alternative bill (AB 2073) which would amend eligibility criteria to conform with federal laws and to clarify definitions. This makes criteria legally compliant with federal laws while continuing the state Legislature’s policy of targeting ADHC to the most needy beneficiaries.
You can read a brief history of Adult Day Health Care in California here.
And this editorial on why closing Adult Day Care Health Centers is a bad idea.