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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Editor’s note: The letter below, (written by FCA and the National Respite Coalition) was sent to the Co-Chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the Super Committee) on behalf of the 65.7 million caregivers in the U.S.
October 25, 2011
The Honorable Patty Murray
Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510