Contact Information: Bonnie Lawrence
(415) 434-3388, Ext. 312
blawrence (at) caregiver.org
* * * MEDIA ADVISORY* * *
LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON CAREGIVING
An estimated 3.2 million caregivers in California devote 3.4 billion hours to caregiving activities every year, at a value of $30 billion annually.* The dedicated families who care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury and other disabling conditions are assisted by the statewide system of Caregiver Resource Centers.
A hearing on Tuesday, November 15 in the Capitol will focus on current and future needs as we look at the unique demographic trends that impact this important public health issue.
What: Legislative Hearing: California Strategy to Support Family Caregivers
Who: Senate Subcommittee on Aging & Long-Term Care
Chair, Sen. Elaine Alquist
Speakers include family caregivers impacted by this issue, experts in aging and long-term care, and spokespersons from the California Caregiver Resource Centers.
When: Tuesday, November 15, 2005
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Where: State Capitol, Room 112
Panel 1. Baby Boomers and Beyond: Who Will Care?
Panel 2. Middle Income Squeeze: California’s Working Caregivers
Panel 3. California’s Diversity: Ethnic and Rural Caregivers
Panel 4. Access Issues: Disability and Technology
*Source: “A 20-Year Partnership in Caring”, California Department of Mental Health, 2005.
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