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California Caregiver Newsletter Debuts
A free electronic newsletter is now available for families and friends caring for loved ones with chronic, debilitating health conditions. The publication is especially for California residents.
Delivered via email twice a month, California Caregiver features practical advice from experts, resources, tips and news for those caring at home for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's disease, ALS, traumatic brain injury and other disorders.
The newsletter is a project of the statewide system of Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs) and written by staff at San Francisco-based Family Caregiver Alliance (the Bay Area CRC).
"California is fortunate to have a statewide network of 11 nonprofit organizations that support and sustain the important—and difficult—work of family caregivers," said Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director of Family Caregiver Alliance. "The CRCs provide an extensive array of services to caregiving families. This e-newsletter offers another way for them to access up-to-date information about programs, services and advice that can help ease the sometimes overwhelming stress of long-term care."
In addition to the electronic newsletter and other publications, CRC programs include family consultations and care planning, counseling, support groups, legal and financial consultation, educational programs and respite care. The CRCs are funded by the California Department of Mental Health. All services are free or low-cost.
To subscribe to California Caregiver , go to: http://www.cacrc.org/californiacrc/jsp/newsletter/registration.jsp.
NOTE: For a complete list of California's Caregiver Resource Centers and the regions they serve, go to www.californiacrc.org. For information on Family Caregiver Alliance, visit www.caregiver.org. Recent statistics about California’s caregivers are available at http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=1003.
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