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 [...]
December 6, 2011
By Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance
Editor’s Note: This post was originally featured on the Disability.gov Blog.
As the demographics shift to reflect an aging population, innovation abounds in the area of developing new assistive technologies to make life tasks easier for an individual with disabilities or for a family caregiver. [...]
November 28, 2011
By Sarah Wells, Executive Director, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
It can be hard to ask for help. I know this first-hand. I’m one of those people who tend to always say “yes”, never “no,” and really want to do things myself. I find it incredibly hard to imagine that someday I [...]
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 [...]
November 20, 2011
By Liam O’Sullivan, Executive Director, Care Alliance Ireland
While there has been significant progress made in the past 20 years in the provision of state supports for caregivers in Ireland, we know little about the experiences of caregivers after their caring has ceased or changed in nature.
A recent report from Ireland on the [...]
November 22, 2011
By Greg Link, Aging Services Program Specialist, U.S. Administration on Aging
Are you concerned about the well being of a family member or loved one? Do you assist a friend or family member with tasks like bill paying, transportation, grocery shopping, house cleaning, or more complex hands-on care? Do you need help [...]