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Local resources and referral services 

Resources for Caregivers

  • Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
    The mission at Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center is to improve the well being of caregivers and provide support throughout the caregiving experience. Del Oro’s services include-information and referral, family consultation services, and contractual services for legal and financial advice, family counseling and respite care to caregivers

  • Alzheimer’s Association of the Greater Sacramento Area
    The Alzheimer’s Association of the Greater Sacramento Area offers information about support groups, care options, education and training opportunities, caregiver issues and current research on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

  • UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center
    The UC Davis ADC has several important goals: educating health professionals and the public about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, conducting research in clinical and community populations into the causes and potential treatments for dementia, advocating changes in health policy and practice that will enhance the recognition, treatment and management of dementia, and serving as an expert referral center for the diagnosis of dementia. Their website posts current clinical trials, explains their diagnostic services and provides updates on workshops and classes specifically for caregivers of someone with dementia.

  • California Paid Family Leave
    Workers can get up to six weeks of partial pay a year while taking time from work to care for a new child or sick family member. Most people get just over half (55%) of their usual pay, up to a maximum, while on leave. The payments are distributed by the EDD, a state agency, not the employer.

Dementia Related Resources

  • Family Caregiver Alliance
    Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based non-profit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. This website has comprehensive information on everything related to caring for someone with dementia, including dealing with difficult behaviors, nutrition, personal care and handling the stress of being a caregiver.

  • National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)
    NADSA advances the national development, recognition and use of adult day services. They provide a coordinated program of professional and compassionate supervised services for adults in a safe place outside the home during the day. In fact, family caregivers who use adult day services are at reduced risk of illness, according to recent research.
    Adult day centers serve as an emerging provider of transitional care and short-term rehabilitation following hospital discharge. As a preferred platform for chronic disease management, adult day centers are an interactive, safe and secure environment for participants requiring supervised daily care. While nearly half of all participants nationally have some level of dementia, other common chronic diseases among participants include chronic hypertension, physical disability, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental illness and developmental disability. Adult day services provide a reliable source of support, restore balance in times of crisis, and enhance overall quality of life for caregivers.

  • Stanford School of Medicine-Caregiver Assistance Programs
    This link provides comprehensive information in several languages for taking care of your loved one who has dementia at home.

  • National Alzheimer’s Association
    The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is the first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s. This website has extensive information on symptoms of dementia as well as the stages of the disease and impact on different cultural groups.

Advocacy and Public Awareness

  • California Association of Adult Day Services (CAADS)
    CAADS is a not-for-profit statewide association to support the development of adult day services as an alternative to institutional care. CAADS’ purpose is to inspire, provide leadership, and facilitate the success of its members who support and assist people with long-term challenges in realizing their individual potential. CAADS members include providers, local government, case managers, consultants, vendors and others interested in supporting the mission of the organization. CAADS website includes information on adult day services throughout California.

  • National Alliance for Caregiving
    The National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them, and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.

  • National Family Caregivers Association
    The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of different diagnoses, different relationships and different life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers. We are committed to improving the overall quality of life of caregiving families and minimizing the disparities between family caregivers and non-caregivers.

  • State Department of Social Services-Community Care Licensing Division
    Today, in a society that has become increasingly diverse and complex, CDSS strives to carry out its mission of providing aid, services and protection to needy children and adults. At the same time, the Department strives to strengthen and encourage individual responsibility and independence for families. By managing and funding its programs, the objectives of the Department are carried out through the 4,200 employees located in 51 offices throughout the state, the 58 county welfare departments, offices and a host of community-based organizations