Category: Updates

Victory! California reverses home care cuts

We have great news! Wednesday, June 23rd, Governor Brown signed California’s new budget, restoring hours cut from in-home care services that we’ve been asking him to reinstate for years.

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The OAA turns 50! Help us keep it strong

Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, landmark legislation passed on July 14, 1965 to help older Americans stay in their homes and communities as they age.

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Take the Fair Care Pledge!

What do Sheila Marcelo, CEO of Care.com; Caring Across co-director and MacArthur “Genius” Ai-jen Poo; and President Bill Clinton all have in common? Here’s the answer: they’re all supporters of the Fair Care Pledge.

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What can we do to support caregivers?

What can we do to support older Americans and their caregivers? The White House Conference on Aging is tackling this important question.

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5/6: Join us for a #WeAllCare Twitter chat

Join us and the National Domestic Workers Alliance for a tweetchat on Wednesday, May 6, on why #WeAllCare about home care, and why it's time to grant this workforce basic labor protections.

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2/3: Join us for an #AgeofDignity Twitter chat

On Tuesday, February 3, Caring Across Generations co-director Ai-jen Poo is coming out with a new book, "The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America." To elevate the important issues she raises in the book, we are hosting an #AgeofDignity tweetchat on February 3 — and we’d love for you to join us.

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Learn more about the Eldercare Dialogues

What will it take to ensure that all of us can live and age with dignity and independence, in our homes and communities instead of institutions? We brought together aging Americans and care workers to explore this question.

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Why working caregivers need paid leave

Most people think of paid leave in the context of new parents who want to spend time with their newborn. But there’s another group of working people who need the support of paid family leave — and that’s caregivers.

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#Blog4Care: Tell us what caregivers need most

Calling all writers and bloggers! We are extending an open invitation to participate in our third #Blog4Care, in honor of National Family Caregivers Month in November. The topic? What caregivers need most.

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Care Canvass: Building the Caring Majority

On Saturday, October 18, Caring Across Generations and our partners across the country held a nation-wide Care Canvass. In more than a dozen cities, hundreds of home care workers and seniors talked to thousands of voters about the need to strengthen our home care and long-term care systems, as well as support home care workers in their call for fair wages.

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