Reading the Trends Plus Persistence Equals Expanded Family Leave Law in California

Family Caregiver Alliance

Recognizing the diversity of relatives providing care to family members, Governor Brown signed SB770 that expanded the current family leave law to include other members of a family needing care—grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and in-laws.  With enactment, the state of California has the most expansive family leave law in the country.

This legislation mirrors the [...]

The Unintended Consequence: Elderly Prisoners

Prisons across United States are facing an epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease across their elderly population.

Our earlier blog summarized Pam Belluck’s New York Times piece, “Life, With Dementia”. It has sparred greater interest, and we wanted to post another, more detailed blog on the topic.

A recent Human Rights Watch study, “Old Behind Bars: The Aging [...]

Quarters for Caregivers

Editor’s note: This blog posting is cross-posted with the California Work & Family Coalition blog.  FCA is a member of the California Work & Family coalition, which advocates for improved laws, policies, and programs to support caregivers in California.

By Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance

Total dollar valuation of unpaid services per family caregiver per [...]