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Half-million low-income elderly affected by sweeping cuts to state safety net
Date:10/1/2009

An 81-year-old San Francisco woman with dementia, little money and an equally aged caregiver sister who is suffering from cancer.

A 72-year-old Riverside woman with Alzheimer's who cannot be left safely on her own, forcing her son to cut back his working hours to care for her.

A 78-year-old Los Angeles man with Alzheimer's whose daughter will have to quit her job to take care of him if day care services are cut.

These are some of the hundreds of thousands of low-income seniors who are likely to lose income and some of the tens of thousands who will also lose some or all of the in-home and supportive care they rely on as budget cuts resulting from California's 2009 fiscal crisis go into effect starting Oct. 1, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Among the most vulnerable: seniors with Alzheimer's disease whose families rely on state-funded Alzheimer's centers that will soon lose all of their state funding. Also impacted are low-income seniors with disabilities, who often rely on a web of safety-net programs that both supplement their incomes and give them access to free or subsidized in-home care, say the authors of the new policy brief, "California Budget Cuts Fray the Long-Term Safety Net."

The research based on recent data, published research and nearly two-dozen interviews with program and services experts is the first comprehensive analysis of the likely impact of state budget cuts on California's disabled elderly.

"Our research finds that the state cuts to long-term care services are driven primarily by a quest for saving dollars that disregards the human impact of the results," said Steven P. Wallace, associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a co-author of the study. "These kinds of cuts hit our most vulnerable citizens: seniors with disabilities and low incomes who typically have no resources to fall back on and
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Contact: Gwen Driscoll
gdriscoll@ucla.edu
310-794-0930
University of California - Los Angeles
Source:Eurekalert

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