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San Francisco Bay Area State of Caregiving County Reports

Santa Clara County– 2014

The Health Trust of Silicon Valley commissioned Family Caregiver Alliance to write this Blueprint for Action in Santa Clara County 2014.

The report outlines:

  • who family caregivers are,
  • why caregivers are important,
  • changing demographics of Santa Clara County,
  • caregiver support services available in Santa Clara County,
  • ideas for Santa Clara County caregiver based on aging supports from other communities,
  • policy recommendations, and
  • the cost-benefit of investing in caregiver services and supports.

Content is based on a literature review conducted on research and evaluation of caregiver interventions, scaled use of caregiver assessment and services in other states, focus groups and key informant interviews with service providers in Santa Clara County, review of local and state funding strategies for services for older adults, and a background study of leadership issues within the county network of aging services.

Alameda County- November 1, 2020

This State of Caregiving in Alameda County report summarizes key findings from:

  • a series of in-depth interviews with Alameda County service providers,
  • a survey of Alameda County caregivers and service providers, and
  • a day-long, in-person convening with more than 120 Alameda caregivers and providers.

The report concludes with key policy recommendations and corresponding action items for Alameda County that advocate for policy changes that support family caregivers’ health and well-being.

This report was produced thanks to funding from the Thomas J. Long Foundation.

Contra Costa- March 15, 2021

This State of Caregiving in Contra Costa County report summarizes key findings from:

  • interviews,
  • surveys, and
  • an in-person convenings with caregivers and service providers.

Building on the work of the California Task Force on Family Caregiving, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) conducted a series of in-depth interviews with Contra Costa County service providers, and subsequently, a survey of caregivers and service providers, to better understand the needs of family caregivers in Contra Costa County.

FCA additionally hosted a convening in 2019 with more than 140 caregivers and providers in a day-long listening and learning session.

This report outlines these findings and presents key policy recommendations and corresponding action items for Contra Costa County that advocate for policy changes that support family caregiver health and well-being.

This report was produced thanks to funding from the Thomas J. Long Foundation.

San Francisco – April 1, 2022

Thanks to funding from the Metta Fund, FCA conducted a study of San Francisco family caregivers in 2021 to write this report, State of Caregiving in the City and County of San Francisco.

The primary study objectives were to assess the needs of and gaps in services and supports for family caregivers, with special attention directed to assessing the needs of ethnically diverse and underserved family caregivers.

Study components included:

  • qualitative interviews with leading caregiver service providers, and
  • a survey of FCA San Francisco family caregivers caring for adults living with neurodegenerative and complex health conditions.

This issue brief presents key study findings and recommendations—building on California Task Force on Family Caregiving and Master Plan for Aging recommendations—that advocate for policy changes that support the health and well-being of San Francisco family caregivers. The recommendations are additionally structured to assist family caregivers help care recipients remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible.