Getting the Government to Pay Family Members For Eldercare at Home

Some 44.4 million adult caregivers — or 21% of the U.S. adult population — provide unpaid care to seniors or adults with disabilities, according to a 2004 study by the National Alliance for Caregiving in Bethesda, Md. On average, those caregivers provide 21 hours of care a week and the average length of time spent … Continue reading

Federal Government Grants For Senior Citizens – Do You Qualify?

Senior citizens: learn how you can qualify for government grants that do not have to be repaid and are specifically for seniors. Over the years, you may have heard that the United States government is continually offering different types of grants for different groups of people. But did you know that some of these grants … Continue reading

Cal Duals: CMS funds Ombudsman programs

From Cal Duals: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) announced new funding to help improve coordination of care for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. The funds will develop ombudsman programs for coordinated health plans for dually eligible individuals. Read more about the ombudsman program funding here.   Click here … Continue reading

La Opinion: Restauran fondos para adultos mayores de L.A.

Sirve para apoyar programas que les permiten mantenerse activos y llevar una vida independiente El condado de LA tiene más de un millón de personas mayores de 65 años y se espera que para el 2030 sobrepasen los dos millones. Foto: Archivo Por: Araceli Martínez Ortega A miles de adultos mayores y a sus defensores les … Continue reading

NCOA: President’s Budget a Mixed Bag for Senior Programs

March 5, 2014 President Obama’s FY15 budget proposal, released March 4, includes a variety of program cuts plus investments intended to promote opportunity and growth. The request rejects earlier proposals to limit Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) and advocates for additional funding for elder justice, Alzheimer’s research, and senior housing. Yet, the Administration continues to call for shifting costs onto … Continue reading

NCOA: Aging Program Funding From our colleagues at NCOA:  CMS to pass the baton to ACL! The FY14 budget signed by the President earlier this year officially transferred the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to the Administration for Community Living (ACL). About two-thirds of the 54 … Continue reading

Sacramento Business Journal: Covered California, Sierra Health give grants for consumer education on health exchange

  Kathy Robertson Senior Staff Writer-Sacramento Business Journal A partnership between Covered Californiaand the Sierra Health Foundation is providing almost $1.5 million in grants to help educate consumers in Northern California about the state’s new health benefit exchange. The money will be spread across three grants: California Family Resource Association will receive $600,000; Healthy Community Forum for the Greater … Continue reading

Washington Post: Budget request denied, Sebelius turns to health executives to finance Obamacare

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 19: U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius listens during a news conference December 19, 2011 at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC. Sebelius announced that thirty-two health care organizations from across the country will participate in a new Accountable Care Organization (ACOs) initiative which encourage primary care doctors, specialists, hospitals and other caregivers to provide better, more coordinated care for people with Medicare and could save up to $1.1 billion over five years.

By Sarah Kliff, Published: May 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has gone, hat in hand, to health industry officials, asking them to make large financial donations to help with the effort to implement President Obama’s landmark health-care law, two people familiar with the outreach said. Her unusual fundraising push comes … Continue reading

Sacramento Bee: Sacramento-Based Community Benefit Programs Say AB 975 Would Threaten Funding For Vital Services

By California Hospital Association Published: Monday, Apr. 22, 2013 – 1:38 pm SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 22, 2013 —Statewide Coalition Releases New Online Video Demonstrating Impact of Politically-Motivated Bill SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a new online video released today, representatives from two Sacramento-based community benefit programs that receive funding from local non-profit hospitals shared how … Continue reading

California Healthline: County Funding on the Line Under Medi-Cal Expansion Strategies

In Washington, it's called the Affordable Care Act. In Sacramento, it could be become known as another budget buster. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times / July 9, 2012)

California counties stand to lose significant state funding under strategies for expanding Medi-Cal that are included Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) fiscal year 2013-2014 budget proposal, Kaiser Health News‘ “Capsules” reports (Varney, “Capsules,” Kaiser Health News, 1/11). Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. Details of Brown’s Budget Proposal On Thursday, Brown released a budget proposal that includes a plan to … Continue reading

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