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For Seniors, People with Disabilities, and Attendants/Caregivers: Protecting ALL of Us During the COVID Pandemic and Beyond

In this webinar, we explore what people with disabilities and seniors who employ homecare attendants, and their attendants, are doing to stay safe and support one another during the Coronavirus crisis. This webinar also includes Hand in Hand's general recommendations for best practices for hiring and employing personal care attendants.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers

Family Caregiver Alliance is committed to continuing to support caregivers through the evolving situation associated with the coronavirus. During this time of heightened awareness about public health and reducing risk of exposure for ourselves and those we care for, it’s very important to gather updated information from trusted sources.

Below are links to coronavirus-related resources and articles that will be of interest to caregivers and those in their care.

Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards: 2019 Recipients


 


The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Helen Daniels Bader Fund, a Bader Philanthropy, and Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), in partnership, are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards.


WE DID IT! Budget Request Approved by Governor Newsom

California Governor Gavin Newsom has APPROVED our ask to expand and improve services for family caregivers across the state of California! 

CALL TO ACTION: Need your help now to voice support for the CA Caregiver Resource Centers

Recently the CRC budget augmentation request was passed in the Assembly Budget Committee but not in the Senate. When there is a split agreement over augmentation request, the item goes to the Budget Conference Committee now meeting this week and next, for further review, discussion and final action. The Budget Conference Committee is charged with reconciling the differences between the Senate and Assembly 2019–20 budget proposals, and a final adopted budget will be negotiated and eventually sent to the Governor prior to the June 15 Constitutional deadline.


FCA Recognizes National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month

 

 

Family Caregiver Alliance recognizes National Family Caregivers Month with a wealth of new and updated educational materials, webinars and videos. Special features will be highlighted each week throughout the month of November. Many are in multiple languages and all materials are available online at no charge.

Statement on the Passage of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act

As family caregiver advocates for 40 years, Family Caregiver Alliance recognizes the passage of the federal Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act as critical to the creation of a strategy to acknowledge and aid unpaid family caregivers on a national level.

We wish to thank Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) for their bi-partisan efforts to pass the RAISE Act.

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