The Alzheimer’s Association invites you to become an Alzheimer advocate. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
What is an advocate? Alzheimer advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by working to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential settings; and expand funding for research and public programs serving people with dementia.
As an advocate, you will:
Sacramento Advocacy Day, Wednesday, March 27, 2012
Washington, DC Public Policy Forum, April 22-24, 2012
Registration and scholarship information will be available in January. For more information please contact Barbra McLendon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Day Health Care Saved from Elimination
New ADHC-Like Program to be Implemented in Early 2012
Information has begun to emerge regarding this week’s announcement that a settlement had been reached in the lawsuit to save the Adult Day Health Care program. Per the settlement, a new ADHC-like program will be created, called the Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) program. Below are some key pieces of information regarding the settlement agreement and the new program.
An agreement was reached between the plaintiffs and the Administration earlier this week.
Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) Program
These are the critical details that we have at this time. Additional information regarding the settlement will be released within the next week. This settlement is a huge victory for families as they continue to provide the best services possible to their loved ones living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Kudos to all of our advocates! Thank you for the many emails and phone call so many of you made as well as a big thanks to those who attended our ADHC protest rally at the end of October. Your actions really did make a difference.
California State Plan Update
The California State Alzheimer's Advisory Committee has been working since Fall 2009 to develop a plan for addressing the myriad and growing needs of individuals with dementia and their families. As a part of the plan development process, community meetings have been held across the state to gather input from individuals with dementia, family caregivers, and professionals. The goal of this effort is to create a plan that will guide California toward developing programs, services and policies that support individuals and families in their efforts to lead as high a quality of life as is possible for as long as possible.
For in depth information on activities related to the development of the CA State Plan Click HERE
For an update on recent activities, Click HERE to read the Alzheimer's Disease State Plan Digest.
For more information, please see the California Legislative Update.
• State of California