Work and Eldercare

FCA Partners with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Family Caregiver Alliance works in partnership with many organizations on behalf of caregivers—providing them direct assistance through information, training and education, or through advocacy and support of caregiving legislation. One such partner is the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. We recently hosted the webinar, Family Caregiving 101: A Roadmap for the Journey, as part of a Caregiver Education Series for the members of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. We are also working with them as part of their Elder Care Initiative, in support of their goal to help reduce elder abuse.

Paid Family Leave goes into effect in California

A statewide coalition of organizations (including FCA) held a well-attended press conference last summer in Sacramento to launch California’s Paid Family Leave program, the first such law in the country. The new legislation, sponsored by State Sen. Sheila Kuehl, has attracted widespread attention throughout the US. Several other states are now contemplating similar measures.

Gilbert Awards 2008: Recipients

The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease
Caregiving Legacy Awards: 2008 Awardees

 

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards.

Retirement Revolution: The New Reality

Family Caregiver Alliance is featured in the new PBS program, "Retirement Revolution: The New Reality" that premiered September 15, 2009 (check your local listings for an airdate in your community). Paula Zahn hosts this program which examines how millions of Americans have had to change their retirement plans in the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown. Retirement Revolution looks at the stories of everyday people who have found ways not only to survive but thrive in this new reality.

Workplace Programs for Family Caregivers: Good Business and Good Practice (2003)

Examines the challenges confronting working caregivers, the ways in which employers have sought to address these issues, and models for effective workplace programs. Also looks at some promising developing partnerships between employers and service providers.

This publication is available as a downloadable PDF document. To view and print this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is available as a free download by clicking here.

Paid Family Leave: California

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.

Support for Working Family Caregivers: Paid Leave Policies in California and Beyond

Family Caregiver Alliance’s National Center on Caregiving has released a new Issue Brief on the value of paid family and medical leave to both working families and employers, and describes why this issue is taking hold in the states. The brief describes the development and initial implementation of California’s landmark paid leave law, and its usage by workers who are juggling the competing demands of jobs and caring for family members with chronic or debilitating health conditions. The brief also summarizes the progress towards similar statutes at the federal and state levels.

社區看護選擇 (Community Care Options)

The following Fact Sheet is available as downloadable PDF document. To view and print this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is available as a free download by clicking here.

Paid Family Leave Act

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.

Changing Places: Should Your Parents Move in with You?

Lisa's mother, Ruth, has been living alone since her father died five years ago. Ruth has been active at church and eats lunch at the local senior center a couple of times a week. Lisa does the food shopping, takes Ruth to doctors' appointments and has her over to her house for dinner, usually once a week.

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