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Advocate for respite care during COVID-19

By May 22, 2020Commentary, COVID-19

Respite care provides short-term relief for primary caregivers. Find out more about how to get support from the National Institute on Aging:

Older adults and caregivers are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19, and advocacy for respite care is needed now more than ever. California’s revised budget cuts critical funding for programs and services for older adults. It eliminates funding for Community-Based Adult Services, the Multi-purpose Senior Services Program, and reduces funding for In-Home Support Services. The changes proposed will have a tremendous impact on local organizations as well as the community members who depend on them.

To advocate to preserve these critical services and prioritize older adults, find your California representative at


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