#Family Caregiving Services
Target:
Governor Gavin Newsom and Members of the California State Legislature
Region:
United States of America
Website:
www.caregivercalifornia.org

Since 1984, the California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRC) have been the primary organizations serving unpaid family caregivers of adults with dementias such as Alzheimer's disease and other disorders that cause cognitive impairments. Through the CRCs, caregivers across income, age, and diagnosis can receive free services to help relieve some of the physical and mental stress of caregiving

The Association of California Caregiver Resource Centers is currently requesting an increase of $20 million annually to the California Caregiver Resource Center budget allocation to meet the needs of California’s 4.7 million unpaid family caregivers. Adding $20 million per year will allow the CRCs to expand capacity to support family caregivers by doubling all services and offering culturally responsive and language appropriate services to meet the needs of all Californian caregiving families.

As California continues to promote home- and community-based care through the Master Plan for Aging and waiver programs, the importance and needs of family caregivers cannot be overlooked.

Dear Governor Gavin Newsom and Members of the California State Legislature,

The undersigned are unpaid family caregivers, and individuals who support family caregivers, who strongly support of the California Caregiver Resource Centers’ FY22-23 Budget Request of an additional $20M annually to Build Partnerships and Expand Capacity to Meet the Goals of the California Master Plan for Aging.

Adding $20 million per year will allow the CRCs to expand capacity to support family caregivers by doubling all services – respite, assessment and care planning, care navigation, education, counseling, legal and financial planning advice, and professionally-led support groups, and offering culturally responsive and language appropriate services to meet the needs of all Californian caregiving families.

As California continues to promote home- and community-based care through the Master Plan for Aging and waiver programs, the importance and needs of family caregivers cannot be overlooked. We ask you to please support this time and data-tested program in continuing to provide much-needed services across the State.

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The Help CA Meet the Growing Needs of Family Caregivers by Doubling CRC Support Services petition to Governor Gavin Newsom and Members of the California State Legislature was written by Kathleen Kelly and is in the category Family Caregiving Services at GoPetition.