Programs, policies, and services that impact family caregivers are ever changing. Family Caregiver Alliance tracks and monitors the latest California State and national policies and programs and shares information about the latest laws and eligibility requirements.
2023 Bills: 2023 Wins and Disappointments
2022 Bills: 2022 California Caregiving Policies
2020 Bills: Notable 2020 Chaptered Aging-Related Legislation
California’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA) affirms the priority of the health and well-being of older Californians and people with disabilities. It is a “blueprint” for state government, local government, the private sector, and philanthropy to prepare the state for the coming demographic changes and continue California’s leadership in aging, disability, and equity.
Final CA Task Force on Family Caregiving Recommendations
The California Task Force on Family Caregiving was established to examine the challenges faced by family caregivers and opportunities to improve caregiver support, review the current network of services and supports available to caregivers, and make policy recommendations to the Legislature.
Congress passed the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act in 2018, which established the Family Caregiving Advisory Council tasked with creating the country’s first national Family Caregiver Strategy. The first National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers was released in fall 2022
- National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) RAISE Act State Policy Roadmap for Family Caregivers
BOLD (Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure) Act
The BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act was passed into law on December 31, 2018. The activities outlined in BOLD are designed to create a uniform national public health infrastructure with a focus on issues such as increasing early detection and diagnosis, risk reduction, prevention of avoidable hospitalizations, and supporting dementia caregiving.