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

The SCAN Foundation: Summary of the Governor’s May Revision of the 2015-16

From our colleagues at The SCAN Foundation: Click here for the Summary of Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revision of 2015-2016: SUMMARY HERE

SacBee: Lawmakers approve California budget with midnight deadline looming

By David Siders and Jeremy B. White California lawmakers approved a $156.4 billion state budget Sunday, rushing to pass legislation less than six hours before the constitutional deadline. The spending plan, a compromise between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature’s Democratic majority, includes more money for high-speed rail, Medi-Cal and welfare-to-work, and an expansion of child care and … Continue reading

NCOA: Update on appropriations in Congress

From our colleagues at NCOA:  The FY 2015 appropriations process is now underway. Both the House and the Senate appropriations committees have provided allocations to their respective subcommittees. The Senate spending level for the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHSE) subcommittee (which includes Older Americans Act and other senior programs) is $156.8 billion, … Continue reading

California Healthline: Legislature Returns, So Will Some Bills

by David Gorn  The California Legislature reconvenes Monday and lawmakers may ring in the old as well as the new. Several high-profile bills are likely to resurface this session, including expansion of mid-level caregivers’ scope of practice and rescission of a Medi-Cal provider rate cut that went into effect last year. “Given the brighter financial … Continue reading

LINK: United States Senate Special Committee on Aging

Washington Times: House panel votes to change Medicare funding approach

By Tom Howell Jr. – The Washington Times July 31, 2013, 01:10PM     A key House panel unanimously approved a bill on Wednesday that would replace the formula that pays doctors for each service provided under Medicare with one that rewards providers for high-quality care — a measure that both sides of the political aisle praised … Continue reading

California Healthline: House Bill Would Boost Medicare Claims Data Transparency

On Friday, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced a bill (HR 2843) that would make Medicare claims data more transparent,Modern Healthcare’s “Vital Signs” reports. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is co-sponsoring the bipartisan legislation. The bill– which has been referred to the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees – is identical to a companion … Continue reading

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