As you are probably aware, Governor Brown’s proposed budget for FY 2012-13 would completely eliminate funding for the 11 state-wide California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs).
Family Caregiver Alliance: Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center is one of the 11 CRCs. During the past month, staff from FCA have met with our elected officials and their staff members [...]
February 23, 2012
By Kathleen Kelly, MPA, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance on behalf of the 11 Caregiver Resource Centers and 5.8 million family caregivers in California.
Good afternoon, Chairman Chesbro, members of the committee and distinguished panel members. Thank you for allowing me to speak about the California Caregiver Resource Center system that is now at [...]
In Governor Brown’s proposed FY 2012-13 budget, funding for the 11 state-wide California Caregiver Resource Centers would be completely eliminated.
The Caregiver Resource Centers offer much-needed support in a variety of ways to informal caregivers who are oftentimes overwhelmed, physically, emotionally, and financially, with their caregiver responsibilities.
The California Caregiver Resource Centers are asking family caregivers throughout [...]
Editor’s note: There is a petition against the proposed cuts to the California Caregiver Resource Centers. You can view and sign the petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-balance-californias-budget-on-the-backs-of-family-caregivers
Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed FY 2012-13 budget this week, which calls for eliminating funding for the California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRC). The language used in the budget document [...]
Editor’s note: Jane Gross recently asked on the New York Times ‘The New Old Age’ blog if family caregivers were “mad as hell?” Kathleen Kelly, the executive director of Family Caregiver Alliance addresses this question in her post below.
December 23, 2011
By Kathleen Kelly
Currently there is only one program for adults – hospice services – that [...]
At the recent AARP forum on caregiving, Jonathan Rauch suggested that we need a groundswell of support around caregiving in order to affect changes, not a “laundry list” of policy proposals to better support caregivers. While Rauch has a point, there’s also the old expression of “no askie, no gettie.” FCA will release its official [...]
November 27, 2011
By Jenya Cassidy, Labor Project for Working Families
My 92-year-old grandmother recently fainted while walking to get her mail. She fell forward so hard she fractured bones in her face and arm. The fall and the low blood pressure that caused the fall disoriented her to the point where she forgot where [...]
November 24, 2011
By Edrena Harrison, ACSW, Information Programs Specialist, Family Caregiver Alliance
Have you ever wondered why before each plane takes off, a flight attendant prepares adult passengers, in part, by instructing them to put oxygen masks on themselves first and then on children in their care? One reason, of course, is if an adult passes [...]