Services

Services

Information Center

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 www.caregiver.org.

Family Consultation

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.

Support Groups

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.

Respite Assistance

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 family matters.

Education

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.

Counseling

Ongoing support counseling is available to our registered clients. Referrals to professionals with training related to caregiver concerns are also available.

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.

Multicultural Services

Caregiver services are offered in Spanish and Vietnamese languages. Caregivers speaking other languages may be assisted by phone through a telephone-based interpreter.

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.

Educational Opportunities