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Barbara Kingsley-Wilson

California ranks No. 1 in terms of capacity to serve older adults in adult day centers on AARP’s most recent long-term care scorecard. But the industry is struggling nationally and in California, putting vital care for low-income individuals at risk.
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
Though it’s unclear what effect ADUs will have on housing affordability, the new units are changing residential housing patterns.
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Some 16 million PG&E customers could see their utility bills jump by an estimated 20 percent or more under rate hikes proposed by Pacific Gas & Electric. That would mean a yearly increase from 2023 to 2026.
California nursing homes will contend with greater scrutiny this year under a new set of reforms aimed at increased transparency and oversight of the state’s more than 1,200 facilities.
In June, California became the eighth state to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, committing to develop a strategy and resources to help it become a great location for everyone to live, play and age in place.   
Creating more affordable housing is a key issue California officials hope to address with the state's new “Master Plan for Aging.” It outlines five priorities to help make the state more livable for people of all ages, including putting parks closer to homes and making public transit more accessible.
The pandemic has underscored chronic issues such as staffing shortages, low wages for caregivers, and inadequate supplies of personal protective equipment.
The COVID-19 crisis is spurring millions of patients to confer with medical professionals via phone or video chat, and early reviews show they like this method.
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