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Committee Hearing Set to Discuss Elimination of ADHC

The Assembly Committee on Aging & Long-Term Care, chaired by Assembly Member Mariko Yamada, has scheduled an oversight hearing to discuss the elimination of Adult Day Health Care as a Medi-Cal optional benefit.  The hearing will take place on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Governor Brown Vetoes AB 96

This afternoon, Governor Brown vetoed AB 96, a bill  advocates argued would provide a critical new program, Keeping Adults Free from Institutions, to replace the Adult Day Health Care program.  The Governor’s veto comes despite efforts by the Democratic leadership … Continue reading

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CALL GOVERNOR BROWN TODAY TO KEEP ADHC ALIVE

A massive grassroots outpouring of support is needed ASAP if we are to save Adult Day Health Care Contact Governor Brown’s office by the end of the day Thursday, June 30th, at (916) 445-2841 and ask him to: 1. Sign … Continue reading

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6/16/11 – BREAKING NEWS: Governor Brown vetoes budget bills

Less than 24-hours after the legislature passed budget bills AB 98 and SB 69, Governor Brown vetoed them, saying “unfortunately, the budget I received is not a balanced solution.”  The Governor, also citing budget gimmicks and one-time solutions, said he … Continue reading

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May Public Policy Update: Governor Issues May Revise, Legislature Defends Important Programs from Additional Cuts

May 26, 2011: Our public policy update for May is now available to read online.  Please click here to find the most up-to-date information regarding the California budget discussions and important programs and services for families living with Alzheimer’s.

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Contra Coste Times – Seniors, disabled in budget cross hairs

On Sunday, May 22nd, the Contra Costa Times ran an important article examining the value of adult day health care (ADHC) and Governor Brown’s ongoing attempts to eliminate the program in the name of budget savings.  The article includes the … Continue reading

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Sacramento Bee highlights Alzheimer’s diagnoses progress and issues

Yesterday, May 8th, 2011, The Sacramento Bee wrote an article highlighting promising developments in Alzheimer’s diagnoses.  You can read the full article here.

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California Council Identifies Priority Legislation for 2011-2012 Session

On Monday, March 14, 2011, the California Council finalized its list of priority legislation for the 2011-2012 session.  Included in the priority bills are ones that focus on elder abuse prevention and prosecution; family and medical leave; residential care facilities … Continue reading

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Over 150 Advocates Storm the Capitol for Advocacy Day

On Wednesday, March 9th, 2011, over 150 Alzheimer’s volunteers gathered at the State Capitol for Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day.  Caregivers, family members, Alzheimer’s Disease Center staff, and people diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s came together from throughout the state to advocate on … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Association To Release State Alzheimers Plan Wednesday, March 9th

Today, the Alzheimer’s Association and policy leaders will come together at the State Capitol to release California’s State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease.  The State Plan provides goals, recommendations and strategies to address the projected doubling of the disease by 2030 … Continue reading

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