California is not currently prepared to meet the needs of our aging population and people with disabilities. We want to change that.
California is not meeting the needs of seniors and people with disabilities.
We want to change that.
Our long-term care system is failing us
Right now many seniors and people with disabilities go without the care and support they need because there simply aren’t enough caregivers
1 in 5 seniors and 1 in 4 persons with disabilities live in poverty, and even those who do not can’t afford the cost of long-term care on their own
10,000 people turn 65 every day in America, and 70% of Californians over the age of 65 need some form of long-term care
By 2020 our state will need 500,000 caregivers
Californians are living longer. The number of seniors is expected to more than double in our state to 12 million in 2060. Those turning 65 today are predicted to spend at least four years with a disability as they age
More than half of home care workers rely on some form of government assistance, and on average make just $10.66 per hour
The Care Agenda is:
a coalition of caregivers, seniors, and people with disabilities who have joined together to fix California’s broken long-term care system, calling for:
Long-term care for all who need it regardless of income
Meaningful policy that is created with diverse stakeholder input to make care affordable for all
Increased options and quality of care for seniors and people with disabilities
Improved working conditions and increased training for caregivers
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