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Older Californians with disabilities struggle to remain at home as public programs lose funding
Date:12/7/2011

unrelated home-care workers, who are already overworked and underpaid.

"While it is challenging to contemplate transforming systems of care during difficult financial times, policy solutions should work toward a more person-centered and better organized approach to long-term services and supports for vulnerable Californians," said Dr. Bruce Chernof, president and chief executive officer of The SCAN Foundation. "California cannot simply cut its way out of this problem.

"We need to develop a network of community-based services and supports that focus on an individual's needs, values and preferences so that all who need daily support can access the right services from the right provider, at the right time and in the right place."


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Contact: Letisia Marquez
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University of California - Los Angeles
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