Dawn Myers Purkey

Caregivers, ask for and accept help

Special to The Enterprise November is National Caregivers Month, and despite common beliefs, family caregiving is still the backbone of support for frail elders and adults with disabilities. If you are a caregiver for a loved one, you are among 52 million other Americans who are challenged to strike a balance between the needs of […]

November 29, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Don’t cut funding for adult day health care

Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed that the state stop providing Medi-Cal payments to adult day health care programs in an effort to offset a $25.4 billion state budget deficit. According to the California Department of Aging, an adult day health care program is a licensed community-based day care program providing health, therapeutic and social services […]

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