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How to Start an Adult Day Program in Oregon

Adult day services are community-based group programs designed to meet the service needs of seniors and people with disabilities in a structured non-residential setting. These rules create a registry of adult day services programs and describe the process and criteria for listing on the registry. These rules also allow state certification of Medicaid contracted adult day services programs. Certification by the Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities Division is intended to fulfill the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements of “state certified” adult day service programs with the purpose of continuing eligibility criteria for Medicare beneficiaries. The criteria for state certification are defined in these rules. 


Every program has it's own unique features.  Some programs are home-based, some are in stand-alone buildings, some co-exist with Long Term Care facilities, some are in leased spaces in retail or commercial sites.  The smallest member program in OAADS services 5-12 seniors every day, the larger programs serve 40+.  


It is not required that your program become certified by the state in order to do business, but it is strongly encouraged.  It is not required that you join OAADS, but we welcome all programs. Sharing best practices helps all of us to provide better service, and we work together to enhance the success of Adult Day Services in Oregon.  You can join our organization here.