Resources for Caregivers
California’s Area Agency on Aging:
- Area Agencies on Aging directly manage federal and state-funded services that help older and disabled individuals live as independently as possible, promote healthy aging and community involvement, and assist family caregivers in providing for their loved one.
- Website: https://www.aging.ca.gov/ProgramsProviders/AAA/AAA_listing.aspx
California’s Caregiver Resource Centers:
- California Caregiver Resource Centers provide essential services to families and caregivers, including counseling and care planning, legal/financial consulting and respite, and more at low or no cost.
- Website: https://www.caregiver.org/californias-caregiver-resource-centers
California’s Family Care Navigator:
- The Family Care Navigator, created by the Family Caregiver Alliance, provides information on organizations and services throughout the state of California, including legal help and advocacy, support services for caregivers, government programs, resources for living arrangements, and much more.
- Website: https://www.caregiver.org/state-list-views?field_state_tid=64
Next Step in Care:
- Next Step in Care provides simple guides to help family caregivers and health care providers communicate efficiently and work closely together to plan and implement safe and smooth transitions between care settings for chronically or seriously ill patients.
- Website: https://www.nextstepincare.org/
- Eldercare Locator is a service provided by the Administration on Aging that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. The service has been connecting those who need assistance with agencies on aging and other community organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers by providing meal services, transportation, in-home care, home repair, education and training, and more.
- Website: http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx
Lotsa Helping Hands:
- Using Lotsa Helping Hands, caregivers can create a Help Calendar where they can post requests for support, including asking for meals, help with transportation, and social support. Family and friends can sign up to help on the calendar, and send reminders to make sure nothing falls through the cracks.
- Website: http://lotsahelpinghands.com/