Health

Medi-Cal Finally Elevates Asset Limit, First Change Since 1989

On July 1, 2022, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced this welcome news that affects many populations, including older adults, that the asset limits to qualify for Medi-Cal have dramatically increased. The Medi-Cal asset limit, which had not changed since 1989 – was far below the low-income standards for many individuals in California who[…]

Caring for aging parents, as well as your children, can take a toll if you don’t put yourself first

Millions of Americans are providing care for young children and aging parents (and millions more will likely join them, as the number of people who are 65 or older is projected to increase by 2050, and Americans are having children later). A recent Pew Research Center survey found that nearly one-quarter of U.S. adults are members[…]

Supervisor Nora Vargas and Councilmember Chris Cate in Support of the SDSCF Master Plan for Senior Centers

With the support of County of San Diego Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Nora Vargas and San Diego City Councilmember Chris Cate, we are introducing the “San Diego Master Plan for Senior Centers” to the public.  The SDSCF’s Master Plan provides a comprehensive analysis of the region’s senior centers, highlighting the disparities that exist in our lower-income[…]

California Master Plan for Aging: Updating Year One

  In 2021, California made historic changes in its aging and disability network, dramatically improving its capacity to serve older adults and people with disabilities, as well as their families, caregivers, and communities. With the California Master Plan for Aging (CAL MPA) as a guide, Governor Newsom and lawmakers invested billions of new state and[…]

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