Care Coordinators provide specialized referrals to various community resources,
as well as fact sheets and general information related to caregiving.
Additional online information is available at
Family Consultants provide a personalized needs assessment with care recommendations
and are available to meet in the comfort and privacy of your home. The
Family Consultation provides family caregivers with a road map and plans
for the caregiving journey. Self-care and stress reduction skills are
emphasized. Family Meetings can assist further in planning long-term care.
We offer several support groups for family caregivers throughout the county.
Groups include general support such as our Thrive, Not Survive groups
or disease specific. We offer support groups in English, Spanish, and
Vietnamese. Referrals to other local caregiver support groups are provided.
To see a flyer listing all support groups, clickhere or visit our
Support Group Page.
We can assist caregivers to plan for time away from caregiving to do things
that you enjoy! Respite planning and referrals to community resources
for alternate care so that you can take a break are provided. Funds may
be available for emergency situations where the caregiver must step away
from the caregiving environment to handle personal health or other emergent
Seminars, workshops, and conferences that address the health, legal, and
emotional needs of caregivers are offered. There may be a recommended
donation for these events, but no one is ever turned away due to inability
to contribute! Our evidence-based and popular Powerful Tools for Caregivers
is offered throughout the county in both English and Spanish.
Ongoing support counseling is available to our registered clients. Referrals
to professionals with training related to caregiver concerns are also
Monthly workshops facilitated by elder law attorneys are provided at various
locations throughout the area to educate caregivers regarding Medi-Cal
planning for long-term care. Other topics include durable powers of attorney,
probate vs. a living will or trust, etc. Please check on our Fact Sheets
page for fact sheets regarding some of these issues.
Caregiver services are offered in Spanish and Vietnamese languages. Caregivers
speaking other languages may be assisted by phone through a telephone-based
Caregiver Advocacy Network (CAN)
Caregivers may volunteer to influence public policy in favor of family
caregivers by serving as advocates at the state and federal levels. Advocates
can be called upon to visit legislators, speak on caregiving issues to
media or at hearings, and provide other valuable input.