In addition to the financial relief caregivers received in one of the bills signed by President Joe Biden, the California Budget that passed this summer included some more relief for this group of stressed people.  The 2021-2022 budget provides $10 million a year for the California Caregiver Resource Center, a network of 11 offices that offer caregiver counseling, respite care, legal consultation and other support services free to eligible caregivers.  In addition, funding for In Home Support Services, or IHSS, was firmed up.  IHSS pays for services like grocery shopping, meal preparation and personal care for low-income seniors (Source AARP Bulletin, November 2021 Issue, page 6).

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