Caregivers who need time off work to care for loved ones are included in this program.)(
Q & A on California’s Paid Family Leave:
Q. What is Paid Family Leave? A. Paid Family Leave is unemployment compensation disability insurance paid to workers who suffer a wage loss when they take time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or bond with a new child.
Q. How long may a person receive Paid Family Leave insurance benefits? A. Workers can receive up to six weeks of benefits that may be paid over a 12-month period.
Since the start of the AIDS epidemic more than two decades ago, doctors, caregivers and patients themselves have observed that some people with the disease experience declines in brain function and movement skills as well as slight or sudden shifts in behavior and mood.
Most older persons with long-term care needs—65%—rely exclusively on family and friends to provide assistance.1 Another 30% will supplement family care with assistance from paid providers.2 Care provided by family and friends can determine whether older persons can remain at home. In fact, 50% of the elderly who have a long-term care need but no family available to care for them are in nursing homes, while only 7% who have a family caregiver are in institutional settings.3
En la comunidad médica se emplea el término de "demencia" para describir a los pacientes con trastornos de la capacidad intelectual. Los pacientes de demencia también pueden clasificarse según padezcan de demencia "presenil" o "senil", "síndrome cerebral orgánico" o "crónico", "arteriosclerosis" o "atrofia cerebral". Es importante señalar que la demencia no es una dolencia normal del proceso de envejecimiento. Los trastornos de demencia son provocados por procesos patológicos anormales y pueden afectar tanto a las personas jóvenes como a los ancianos.
California's Paid Family Leave - SB 1661 (Kuehl) Ten Quick Facts
1. Beginning July 1, 2004, California workers will receive up to 6 weeks of paid leave per year to care for a new child (birth, adoption, or foster care) or seriously ill family member (parent, child, spouse, or domestic partner).
2. Workers who already pay into the existing State Disability Insurance (SDI) system will be eligible for paid family leave.
For the past 15 years my mother and I have been under the tutelage of Alzheimer’s Disease, a malevolent force which has actually been with her much longer than that but I was too obtuse, and she was too confused, to comprehend.