Oct. 30–The arduous cardinal of entities accouterment admonition and assets to ancestors caregivers can be cutting to array through. To accomplish it a little beneath so, actuality is a account of acquaintance admonition for key organizations caregivers charge to have.
2-1-1 San Diego: Free, 24-hour arcane buzz account and searchable online database, for chief transportation, meal programs and more. Contact: (858) 300-1211; 211sandiego.org
Adult Protective Services: San Diego County’s appointment for attention adjoin and investigating ancient abuse, whether physical, banking or otherwise. Contact: (800) 510-2020; (800) 339-4661 (outside the county).
Aging & Independent Services: Provides a advanced ambit of casework for earlier adults, ancestors caregivers, and bodies with disabilities. Assets can additionally be amid with the searchable account directory, sandiego.networkofcare.org/aging. Contact: (800) 510-2020 (within San Diego) or (800) 339-4661 (outside San Diego County); aging.sandiegocounty.gov
ALS Affiliation Greater San Diego Chapter: The ALS Affiliation Greater San Diego Affiliate provides attainable education, accommodating and ancestors casework and additionally has consistently appointed abutment groups. See the agenda here. Contact: (858) 271-5547; webgsd.alsa.org
Alzheimer’s Affiliation San Diego/Imperial: Bounded affiliate of the civic alignment has a 24/7 Helpline, online affiliation ability finder and educational tools, as able-bodied as a agenda of bounded classes and admonition sessions. Contact: (619) 678-8322; 24/7 Helpline (800) 272-3900; www.alz.org/sandiego
Alzheimer’s San Diego: A bounded non-profit confined those with the ache and their caregivers with a advanced ambit of services, including educational workshops, abutment groups, acquittal affliction and a six-week affairs alleged Coping with Caregiving. Contact: (858) 492-4400; alzsd.org
Caregiver Coalition of San Diego:
Representing a cantankerous breadth of bounded caregiver entities, it consistently offers chargeless caregiver conferences and provides educational speakers. The coalition’s website has a countywide contest agenda of workshops, classes, abutment groups, etc. Contact: caregivercoalitionsd.org
Choose Able-bodied San Diego: A county-funded website that can admonition you analyze capacity on added than 600 accountant assisted active and anamnesis affliction accessories side-by-side. The ability finder is a searchable database. Contact: (619) 795-2165; choosewellsandiego.org
ElderHelp: A non-profit accouterment casework and admonition geared adjoin allowance seniors abide in their own homes, alms affliction coordination, a Seniors A Go Go busline program, caregiver education, a different HomeShare affairs and an all-encompassing bounded ability guide. Contact: (619) 284-9281; elderhelpofsandiego.org
Elder Law & Advocacy: Funded by San Diego County, Ancient Law & Advancement provides chargeless acknowledged abetment for seniors and their caregivers. Additionally offers Medicare-related counseling and nursing home rights enforcement. Contact: (858) 565-1392; seniorlaw-sd.org
Foundation for Chief Care: Confined affiliation of the greater Fallbrook area, this non-profit provides casework with the aim of allowance seniors abide at home. Among its offerings are the Affliction Van busline service, a affliction advocates affairs and an developed day affliction center. Contact: (760) 723-7570; foundationforseniorcare.org
Interfaith Affiliation Services: A non-profit confined affiliation throughout North San Diego County, its programs for seniors accommodate accessory home adjustment and modifications; beat and referrals for chief services; and a applicant apostle team. Contact: (760) 489-6380; interfaithservices.org
Jewish Ancestors Service: Allowance San Diegans of all faiths, JFS programs accommodate the On the Go busline service; chargeless accessory home assurance aliment and modifications with JFS Fix-It Service; a day affairs for those with early-stage dementia at the Balboa Avenue Earlier Developed Center, hot commons for homebound adults from the Foodmobile and aged affliction management. Contact: (858) 637-3210; jfssd.org
Long-Term Affliction Ombudsman: Canton affairs helps affiliation of accomplished nursing homes, assisted active accessories and added abiding affliction facilities, with complaints accompanying to affliction or claimed rights, will investigate and dness them. Contact: (800) 640-4661 (click actuality for the accompaniment ombudsman program; and actuality for the federal).
Meals on Wheels San Diego County: This meal commitment affairs distributes aliment six canicule a anniversary (Sunday commons are delivered Saturday) to affiliation countywide. Commons on Wheels volunteers additionally accomplish assurance checks on commitment recipients, acquainted annihilation of affair and accurate the adapted referral. Contact: (619) 260-6110; meals-on-wheels.org
North Canton Parkinson’s Abutment Group: Confined Encinitas, Cardiff, Fallbrook and Oceanside, the North Canton Parkinson’s Abutment Accumulation has account affairs as able-bodied as educational, exercise and ameliorative programs and amusing events. Contact: [email protected]; ncpsg.org
Operation Ancestors Caregiver: A affairs of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, Operation Ancestors Caregiver, OFC works with aggressive caregivers and ancestors associates to admonition accord with such service-related challenges as column alarming accent ataxia and alarming academician injury. Administered in San Diego by the Southern Caregiver Ability Center. Contact: (800) 827-1008 or (858) 268-4432; caregivercenter.org; operationfamilycaregiver.org.
PACE: The Affairs of All-Inclusive Affliction for the Elderly, or PACE, is a Medicare/Medi-Cal affairs that provides affliction and casework to bodies who contrarily would charge affliction in a nursing home. PACE covers medical, amusing service, and abiding affliction costs and may pay for some or all of the abiding affliction needs of a being with Alzheimer’s disease. PACE permits best bodies who authorize to abide active at home instead of affective to a abiding affliction facility. San Diego currently has two PACE programs, accoutrement zip codes about the county, but mainly in the burghal of San Diego, east and south counties.
* St Paul’s PACE — Run by St. Paul’s Chief Services. Get affairs capacity here. Contact: (619) 677-3800; stpaulspace.org
* San Diego PACE — Run by San Ysidro Health. Get affairs capacity here. Contact: (619) 205-4585; syhc.org/sdpace
Pacific South Coast affiliate of the Civic Assorted Sclerosis Society: The San Diego-based Pacific South Coast affiliate of the Civic Assorted Sclerosis Society offers abutment groups and information. See the agenda here. Contact: (800) 344-4867; nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/CAS
Parkinson’s Affiliation of San Diego: The newly-revived Parkinson’s Affiliation of San Diego conducts abutment groups and offers resources. See admonition here. Contact: (858) 999-5671; parkinsonsassociation.org/2018-home-page/
San Diego District Attorney: Prosecutes ancient corruption and additionally maintains the San Diego District Attorney Ability Ancient Corruption advertisement band for doubtable corruption in facilities. The Safe Seniors affairs educates adjoin scams and ancient abuse. Contact: (619) 531-4040; (619) 531-3342 (Facility Ancient Corruption advertisement line); sdcda.org/helping/elder-abuse.html
San Diego Fall Blockage Assignment Force: Sponsored by the county’s Crumbling & Independence Services, the assignment force, works to brainwash and anticipate seniors from falling and the generally adverse impacts from falls. Its web folio has a host of admonition and resources. Contact: [email protected]; sandiegofallprevention.org
The Salvation Army: Among the programs for seniors offered by The Salvation Army’s Club 60 are dining centers and home-delivered meals. The bristles Chief Dining & Amusing Centers are amid in Chula Vista, El Cajon, Lakeside, Oceanside and San Diego. Commons can be delivered to baddest zip codes in Chula Vista, El Cajon and San Diego. Contact: (619) 231-6000; sandiego.salvationarmy.org/san_diego2/love-the-elderly
Serving Seniors: Serves commons to seniors about the canton as able-bodied as delivers commons to homebound aged residents. Breakfast and cafeteria is provided seven canicule a week, 365 canicule a year, at the Gary and Mary West Chief Wellness Centermost in city San Diego. Common commons are additionally served bristles canicule a weeks at these locations. Bloom casework additionally offered. Contact: (619) 235-6572 (for common meals); (619) 487-0707 (for home-delivered meals); servingseniors.org
Sharp Chief Ability Centers: Open to the attainable anyone, not aloof Aciculate members, the ability centers authority chargeless classes, workshops, bloom and wellness lectures, as able-bodied as advancement a library abounding with information. on apartment options, home affliction agencies, acknowledged and banking casework and more. Contact: (619) 740-4214; www.sharp.com/services/seniors/resource-centers.cfm
Southern Caregiver Ability Center: SCRC provides a aggregation of services, including ancestors appointment and case management, classes, abutment groups, concise counseling, account referrals, acknowledged and banking consultations and acquittal affliction and abetment to aggressive caregivers. Contact: (800) 827-1008 or (858) 268-4432; caregivercenter.org
State Bloom Allowance Abetment Program: SHIP, the Accompaniment Bloom Allowance Abetment Affairs is a civic affairs that provides counseling and abetment to bodies and their families on Medicare, Medicaid, and Medicare added allowance (Medigap) matters. (Health Allowance Counseling and Advancement Affairs or HICAP in California). Casework are provided by San Diego County’s Crumbling and Independent Services. Contact: (858) 495-5885.
Take Me Home: Aimed at families of bodies with dementia who are anxious about wandering, the San Diego Canton Sheriffs Department’s affairs is a photo-based admonition arrangement attainable to all law administration agencies in the region. Contact: (858) 565-5200; sdsheriff.net/tmh/index.html; acceptance on the San Diego Sheriff’s Department website is free.
UC San Diego, Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Ache Analysis Centermost (ADRC): The primary mission of this ADRC is researching the causes, treatment, and blockage of Alzheimer’s disease. But it additionally offers assets that accommodate caregiver abutment groups (for Alzheimer’s caregivers and non-Alzheimer’s dementia caregivers). Contact: (858) 822-4800; adrc.ucsd.edu
VA San Diego Healthcare System: The VA San Diego Healthcare Arrangement connects veterans and their caregivers with such casework as developed day bloom care, home-based primary affliction and acquittal care. Contact: Casework are accommodating from the breadth area the adept receives primary care. (760) 643-2068 for Oceanside and Escondido; (858) 642-1560 for La Jolla, Chula Vista and Sorrento Valley; (619) 497-8424 for Mission Valley, El Centro and for those unassigned a primary affliction team; sandiego.va.gov/services/caregiver/index.asp
You Are Not Alone (YANA): A chargeless account by the San Diego County’s Sheriff’s Department, YANA makes approved abundance and assurance checks on the county’s elderly, disabled and homebound residents. Calls are fabricated Mon.-Fri.; and a Sheriff’s Chief Advance Patrol affiliate will accomplish a weekly, in-person visit. Contact: Sign up at your aing sdsheriff.net/documents/yana-brochure.pdf
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR): A statewide non-profit advancement organization, CANHR’s website has assorted searchable databases, or links to databases, of nursing homes, assisted active accessories and Continuing Affliction Retirement Communities (CCRCs), as able-bodied all-encompassing guidelines on what to attending for and avoid. Contact: (800) 474-1116; canhr.org
Community Affliction Licensing Division: Part of the California Department of Amusing Services, this is breadth you can chase the licensing cachet and regulatory, analysis and commendation history of a array of accessories — including assisted living, CCRCs, home affliction agencies and developed day care. Contact: (800) 952-5253; cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Community-Care-Licensing
CRISISline: The accompaniment CRISISline is attainable to booty calls and accredit complaints about abiding affliction accessories 24/7. According to the Department of Aging, “all abiding affliction accessories are appropriate to post, in a apparent location, the buzz cardinal for the bounded Ombudsman appointment and the Statewide CRISISline number.” Contact: (800) 231-4024.
AARP: The educational and amusing advancement alignment offers an authoritative, all-embracing antecedent for primers, guides, actuality sheets, alternate online-tools, webinars, videos, caregiver stories, and added on its website’s Ancestors Caregiving area. Caregivers can additionally download a bounded ability adviser for San Diego and Chula Vista. Contact: (877) 333-8558; (877) 333-5885 for AARP’s Caregiving Abutment Line; aarp.org
Aging Life Affliction Association: A civic industry affiliation that can admonition you acquisition a aged affliction manager. Its website has a absolute database, which is searchable by ZIP code. Contact: (520) 881-8008; aginglifecare.org
American Blight Society: The American Blight Society has a caregiver abutment accumulation account that’s searchable by ZIP code. Blight patients and caregivers can additionally actualize an online abutment accumulation through MyLifeLine.org. There’s a downloadable Caregiver Ability Adviser at cancer.org/treatment/caregivers.html. Contact: the ACS Mission Valley appointment at (619) 682-7410 or the civic Blight Helpline at (800) 227-2345; www.cancer.org/about-us/local/california.html
Eldercare Locator: A attainable account of the U.S. Administration on Aging, the Eldercare Locator, can affix caregivers to a array of casework in their community, including apartment options, transportation, acknowledged service, developed day affliction and meal programs. Contact: (800) 677-1116; eldercare.acl.gov
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation: Helps accession acquaintance for aggressive caregivers as able-bodied as aing them with assets through its Hidden Heroes program. Acquisition a Caregiver Q&A, a ability account of vetted account organizations, an online abutment group, admission to chargeless banking admonition and caregiver educational courses on the website. Contact: elizabethdolefoundation.org
Family Caregiver Alliance: The accepted non-profit caregiver education, casework and advancement accumulation maintains a all-inclusive library of attainable actuality bedding for caregivers as able-bodied as a Ancestors Affliction Navigator on its website. Contact: (800) 445-8106; caregiver.org
HHS Caregiver Assets & Long-Term Care: The U.S. Department of Bloom & Human Casework absolute admonition folio of assets on aggregate from planning for abiding affliction to advancing for end-of-life decisions. Contact: hhs.gov/aging/long-term-care
National Institute on Aging: A above antecedent of admonition on aged health, nutrition, fitness, research, analytic trials, cerebral ache and a advanced ambit of conditions, the NIA is additionally a affluent athenaeum of actual on caregiver know-how. Tips, actuality sheets, checklists and accessories are reader-friendly. Contact: (800) 222-2225; nia.nih.gov/health/caregiving
Nursing Home Compare: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Casework online database and best appraisement arrangement for nursing homes, Nursing Home Analyze can admonition consumers accomplish a decisions back allotment a facility. Contact: medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare
Vial of Life: A civic affairs accouterment chargeless a alluring artificial holder in which to accumulate your specific bloom admonition so that’s calmly attainable in case of emergency. It’s recommended to be kept on the refrigerator. You can additionally download the Vial of Life packet and a new anatomy here. Contact: (800) 510-2020 vialalife.com
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The afterward organizations, groups and agencies action caregivers a array of resources, alignment from abutment casework and webinars to tip sheets, affliction guides and how-to videos.
Alzheimers.gov: The government’s chargeless admonition ability about Alzheimer’s ache and accompanying dementias. alzheimers.gov
ARCH Civic Acquittal Arrangement and Ability Center: Acquisition programs and casework that acquiesce caregivers to get a breach from caring for a admired one. archrespite.org
Caregiver Action Network: Provides admonition and apprenticeship for ancestors caregivers, including a advance abutment arrangement in over 40 states. caregiveraction.org
Hospice Foundation of America: Provides admonition on issues accompanying to auberge and end-of-life care. (800) 854-3402; hospicefoundation.org
The Civic Clearinghouse for Abiding Affliction Information: Admonition and accoutrement to plan for approaching abiding affliction needs. longtermcare.acl.gov
Well Spouse Association: Provides abutment for conjugal caregivers. (800) 838-0879; wellspouse.org
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