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FCA applauds Senate passage of the Older Americans Act

FCA applauds the Senate passage of the Older Americans Act that reaffirms the need for supporting older adults and their family caregivers. With the shifting demographics across the country and the growing need to support the 40 million unpaid caregivers that contribute an estimated 37 billion hours of care, the Older Americans Act contains vital services and support to those family members, neighbors, and friends who form the community network of care to enable older adults to remain in the community.

Governor Brown signs 2015-16 Budget: CRCs to receive $2 million

Thank you friends and supporters of Family Caregiver Alliance and California Caregiver Resource Centers!

Today, Governor Brown signed the California State Budget (2015-16) and the California Caregiver Resource Centers will receive an increase of $2 million!

Click here to review the signed budget. The CRC budget item is listed on page 27. It states:

FCA launches crowdfunding campaign for Camp for Caring

Family Caregiver Alliance today launched its first crowdfunding campaign with Indiegogo in support of their longstanding Camp for Caregiving program.

State Budget ACTION ALERT

The California Budget Conference Committee decision to include $3 million in the state budget for Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs) now goes to Governor Brown. This is the LAST push to urge the governor and legislative leaders to keep $3 million in the upcoming budget.

 

“How to Find Care for LGBT Seniors”: A New PBS NewsHour Article by FCA’s Leah Eskenazi

I clearly remember the first time I met Herb. He had beautiful white hair framing a handsome face with an inviting smile. But he greeted me with decidedly exhausted eyes.

New FCA Guest Column for PBS NewsHour

[Editor’s Note: “How to let go when a loved one is dying” is the title and subject of a new article by FCA‘s Bonnie Lawrence featured on the PBS NewsHour website.]

URGENT! State Budget Action Alert

LEGISLATURE APPOINTS BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS BEGIN
MONDAY, JUNE 1
URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO SUPPORT ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL FOR INCLUSION OF
$3.8M TO RESTORE FUNDING TO THE CRCS

May 26 ACTION ALERT: Continue to Help Restore CRC Funding

Join Family Caregiver Alliance TODAY in urging California state legislators to restore funding for the California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs), which were aggressively cut by $7.6 million, 74%, in 2009 – one of the largest cuts of any health and human services program! The total CRC allocation has gone from $10.5 million to the current funding level of $2.9 million to serve 6 million California family caregivers!

Kathleen Kelly on Caregiving in blog and upcoming Twitter Chat

Family Care Giver Alliance / National Center on Caregiving Executive Director Kathleen Kelly has written a blog on Caregiving Issues for the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). In her posting Kelly addresses what can be done to mitigate potential elder abuse by caregivers.

ACTION ALERT: Family Caregivers, We Need Your Help!

Join us in urging state legislators to restore funding for the California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs), which were aggressively cut by $7.6 million, 74%, in 2009 – one of the largest cuts of any health and human services program! The total CRC allocation has gone from $10.5 million to the current funding level of $2.9 million to serve 6 million California family caregivers!

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