California Department of Aging - Master Plan for Aging
Informational Hearing on the Master Plan for Aging
Taking Care of You: Powerful Tools for Caregivers
This is an upcoming virtual class for caregivers, hosted by: the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.
The event flyer describes this course as:
“Whether you are caring for a person who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country, this class is for you. This class will enable you to care more effectively for your loved one and ensure that you care for yourself, as well.”
Justice in Aging has shared the following information:
There is a new online tool to get started applying for SSI
Also from Justice in Aging, a new infusion of funds - $3-million dollars worth, designed to target care needs for elders.
A portion of the press release reads:
A new spotlight and focus on the state of our nation’s nursing homes: specifically, who owns them and are those owners putting profit above care?
An excerpt from a White House release highlights the issue: The Administration is announcing new steps by Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) through its Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to improve the quality and safety of nursing homes, to protect vulnerable residents and the health care heroes who care for them, and to crack down on bad actors:
You can read the full release here, which includes several studies and research shining a light on the increase in private equity firms owning and operating nursing homes and facilities.
Senate Aging Committee Hearing on Home-Based Support (3.23.2022)
On Wednesday, (3.23.2022) the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on “An Economy That Cares: The Importance of Home-Based Services.” The hearing focused on expanding Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS), including Chairman Bob Casey’s Better Care Better Jobs Act legislation, which is the basis for the $150 billion HCBS investment that the House passed last year.
SAVE THE DATE & JOIN US!
The next Keeping it REAL Caregiving Sunday Coffee Chat & Support Hour is Sunday, April 3, 2022 @ 8:00 AM Pacific/ 11:00 AM Eastern
Join us for a powerful discussion about how we cope and move through loss and grief.
Dr. Miles is an advisor to eldercare initiatives including the CDC Healthy Brain, Georgia's Alzheimer's Task Force, and the John A. Hartford Foundation.
Based at the University of Georgia, Dr. Miles works with organizations to identify Best Practices in Bereavement Care.
Hope you will join us - this is going to be a beneficial discussion!
We’ll be streaming live on Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Until nex time~