Hospitalization During the Coronavirus Pandemic
On today’s show, we look at one disabled person’s experience being admitted into a hospital here in California this fall. His name is John Pixley. He was admitted into the hospital for four days this past October for something totally unrelated to the coronavirus. Despite prior assurances to the contrary, the hospital refused to allow his personal care attendants to be with him in the hospital. The reason given was Covid-19. John describes the experience as “unbearable, almost torturous,” and “inhumane.”
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Watch the recording from California Dept. of Aging’s Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar series, featuring Christina Mills from the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers & Ana Acton of FREED.
Read More “FREED and CFILC present at CA Dept. of Aging’s Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar Series”
This Fall our community experienced 5 public safety power shut-offs in the middle of wildfire season. Many in our community require power for independent living and life-sustaining equipment.
Read More “FREED Supports People with Disabilities During Public Safety Power Shut Offs”
“In the midst of every crisis
lies great opportunity.”
2020 has undoubtedly been a time of crisis. Together we have experienced a world-wide pandemic, social unrest, wildfires, and public safety power shut offs. We have seen issues that have always existed for people with disabilities and older adults intensified by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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FREED Statement on COVID-19 & Masks
The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law thirty years ago to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities and to extend opportunity and promote inclusion of people with disabilities in society. Here in Nevada County, people with disabilities play an important role in all facets of life and social discourse. We as a community must do what we can to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect those of us who are at higher risk for serious complications from COVID-19.
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We are excited to announce that this year’s Our Community: Aging & Disability Conference will be taking place as a webinar series! This ADRC webinar series, aimed at people with disabilities, older adults, caregivers, community organizations and providers, will focus on four major subject areas critical to these attendees and extremely relevant to the times in which we are living.
We are proud to release the first “Our Community” Aging And Disability webinar series, titled “Emergency Preparedness for All”. This webinar is made possible with the help of LISTOS California, the Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute, and Nevada County.
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The Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Nevada County (ADRC) is launching the 2020 agency cross training program.
Purpose and Goals
The ADRC of Nevada County and the Community Living Implementation Council (CLiC) functioning as the ADRC Advisory Committee are a network of organizations that work together to make access to services easier for older adults, people with disabilities and family care providers. To accomplish this goal it is critical that all partners understand the resources and services being provided by all other ADRC partners and community organizations that serve this population.
Audiences for the training will include leadership and line-staff of ADRC Core Partners, Extended Partners, and community organizations.
2020 Training Schedule
4/15/2020 – FREED
5/14/2020 – Agency on Aging Area 4 & Older Americans Act Funded Organizations: Gold Country Community Services & Gold Country Lift
7/16/2020 – Connecting Point/211 Nevada County
9/24/2020 – Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
11/4/2020 – Nevada County Adult Services
Read More “2020 Nevada County Agency Cross Training Program”
FREED is actively working with Aging & Disability Resource Connection community partners to support older adults and people with disabilities during the COVID-19 stay at home orders.
Read More “FREED COVID-19 Supports”