By Family Caregiver Alliance
Last week Arlene missed two days of work when she felt uncomfortable leaving her elderly mother home alone. Recently diagnosed with dementia, her condition makes Arlene fear that she will wander off, or accidentally hurt herself or damage her home while trying to complete a task as seemingly simple as making lunch. [...]
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 [...]
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 18, 2011
By Elaine Chen, MSG, National Center on Elder Abuse
“I never expected to find myself in this position,” the woman told me with frustration overlying the sadness in her voice. Her mother, Mrs. P, had moved into an independent living community, and recently began displaying increasingly worrisome behaviors. The property managers called [...]
November 10, 2011
By Lois Esobar, MSW, Family Consultant at Family Caregiver Alliance
The role of a family caregiver is difficult. Aside from taking care of their loved one, they must also continue to lead their lives, which includes, working, caring for family, grocery shopping and the list goes on! Many family caregivers need time to [...]