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Brown's Countdown: Jerry's Story

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jerry and Carol 2Jerry Woutat quit his job to become his mother Carol's full-time caregiver, rather than place her in a facility.

JERRY WOUTAT AND CAROL GRUSKY GETTING PREPARED TO LEAVE THE HOUSE:  (Jerry) "You want to button that?  Will that be ok?  (Carol) Yeah.  Laughing.  (Jerry) Ok, you ready to go?"   

Carol at the CenterWoutat gets his mom ready for the daily trip to the adult day health care center in Carmichael.  She spends four hours a day there, giving Woutat a chance to get groceries or go to the doctor. 

Under Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal, funding Jerry and Carol 1for adult day health care would be eliminated.   

As part of our ongoing collaboration with the Sacramento Bee, Brown's Countdown, Woutat shares his story with Capital Public Radio's Marianne Russ.

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