NYC Social Adult Day Care
A Social Adult Day Care program (SADC) -- also known as Social Adult Day Service or SADS -- is defined by the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) as “a structured, comprehensive program that provides functionally impaired individuals with socialization, supervision and monitoring, personal care, and nutrition in a protective setting.” Services are provided in a community-based group setting designed to meet the needs of functionally impaired older adults who can benefit from participating in such congregate settings.
SADS programs that receive funding from the New York State Office on Aging (NYSOFA) are regulated by NYSOFA under 9 NYCRR 6654.20. However, on May 8, 2013, the New York State Department of Health (“NYSDOH”) issued a policy directive that required all SADC providers who contract with Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plans also meet the standards and requirements of 9 NYCRR 6654.20. Local Law 9 of 2015 (see below), expanded that directive, requiring ALL SADC providers in New York City to comply with NYSOFA Standards for SADCs.