Social Adult Day Care

SADC SERVICES DURING COVID-19

August 11, 2020 - This message serves as a reminder that pursuant to Mayoral Emergency Executive Order (EEO) No. 100 § 17, issued on March 16, 2020, all older adult congregate centers operating within the City, whether publicly or privately owned or funded, are closed and all programs suspended, except to the extent necessary to prepare and distribute meals to older adults.

It has come to the attention of the New York City Department for the Aging Social Adult Day Care Ombuds Office that some Social Adult Day Care (SADC) programs are open and are inviting members to return to their congregate sites for in-person services. As stated in our previous correspondence on March 18, 2020 and July 22, 2020, section 17 of EEO 100 remains in effect to ensure the health and safety of older adults during this emergency. Until the Mayor amends or rescinds the directive in EEO 100, all SADCs operating within New York City are prohibited from resuming in-person services.

Please be aware that any SADC found to be operating while section 17 of EEO 100 is in effect is subject to appropriate enforcement action, including the issuance of violations or proceedings to close the establishment.

Social Adult Day Care Ombuds Office
(212) 602-7751

A social adult day care (SADC) is a structured program that provides functionally impaired older adults with socialization, supervision, personal care, and nutrition in a protective setting.

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Standards

Pursuant to Local Law 9 of 2015, all SADCs operating in New York City must register with the Department for the Aging (DFTA) and must comply with all other provisions, including New York State Office for the Aging standards and Local Law 9.


Registration

All SADCs are required to register with DFTA prior to operating in New York City. SADCs are also required to keep their information up to date. Changes to information must be submitted no later than the effective date of the change. (This requirement is in addition to an annual certification required by the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General.)

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SADC Ombuds Office

To file a complaint or to inquire about any SADC in New York City, submit an inquiry online or call 311.


Signage

All SADCs are required to post a sign in plain view that includes the contact information for DFTA’s SADC Ombuds Office.

Download signs that outline the rights of older adults participating in SADC programs.


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