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The Central Valley Long Term Support and Services Coalition (CVLTSS)

406, 2020

Oppose budget cuts to senior serving programs

By |June 4th, 2020|CVLTSS|

The Central Valley Long Term Supports and Services Coalition opposes budget cuts to senior serving programs and requests funding to maintain programs serving the needs of older adults. Covid 19 has shown how underfunded and understaffed organizations serving older adults are, and revealed the true vulnerability of age. Governor Newsom’s proposed simultaneous budget cuts on senior serving organizations weaken basic support services for older adults risking health and lives. Many of the Govenor's propsed cuts affect programs serving older adults who qualify for skilled nursing (CBAS/MSSP). These older [...]

2503, 2020

Community and Senior Concerns Surrounding Coronavirus

By |March 25th, 2020|CVLTSS|

The coronavirus is challenging our current long term supports and services for older adults. This list of concerns is derived from members of the CVLTSS in Fresno, Madera, Kings, and Turlare counties, representing hospice, home care and home health, assisted livings, IHSS, volunteer and community organizations. 1) From Home Care and Home Health Providers: Our biggest challenge is the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment for our health care providers. If we run out of PPE, this will impact our ability to care for older adults. We are [...]

2301, 2019

Income and Home Ownership of Older Adults

By |January 23rd, 2019|CVLTSS|

Income and Home Ownership of Older Adults Fresno County has one of the highest levels of senior poverty in the state, 1/5th of all elders are living below the federal poverty level.1 A little over half (59%) depend on Social Security for the majority of their income. Only 40% have some type of non-Social Security income. Seniors relying primarily on Social Security often have difficulty finding safe/secure and reasonable housing, paying for out-of-pocket medical and over the counter expenses, and affording transportation and food. […]

2711, 2018

Fresno Aging Population Demographics

By |November 27th, 2018|CVLTSS|

The Fresno aging population is one of the fastest growing age groups in California. Across California 13% of the population is over the age of 65. In the Central Valley, the percentage of elders ranges from a low of 9% in Kings County to almost 13% in Madera County. This is about to change rapidly, as the Central Valley will experience exponential growth; a 68% increase in the number of seniors by 2035. This growth is faster than every other region in California, with the exception of Los [...]

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