Davis Announces Grants to Expand Nursing Home Care Options for Seniors
Gov. Gray Davis (D) on Tuesday announced the award of 28 grants totaling nearly $14.3 million to public and private organizations that will provide "innovative" long term care alternatives to seniors and functionally impaired adults. Part of the governor's Aging with Dignity Initiative, the Long Term Care Innovation Grants Program is administered by the California Department of Aging and seeks to expand in-home and community-based care options for elderly and disabled Californians. State funding for the initiative totals more than $271 million and includes efforts to improve nursing home care quality and to expand alternatives to nursing home care. These latest long term care grants range from $60,982 to more than $2.2 million. For more information, including a complete summary of the programs receiving funds, visit the California Department of Aging's Web site at www.aging.state.ca.us under the "What's New" section or call CDA's Office of External Affairs at (916) 322-3887 (Office of the Governor release, 3/6). To access an online list of the programs awarded, go to the press release and scroll down to the "awardees" link at the bottom of the page.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.