The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The following services are provided:
- Support groups
- Referral service
- 24/7 telephone helpline
- Medic Alert and Safe Return programs
- Respite services
- Legal assistance and advocacy
Nationwide 24-Hour Helpline: 800-272-3900
The Alzheimer’s Aid Society exists to provide support, education, and compassion to
caregivers and their loved ones.
Telephone: 916-483-2002 or 800- 540-3340
Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA offers programs at national, state, and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.
Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center provides caregiver support to a 13-county service area, including Sacramento and Placer counties. Services provided include:
- Support groups
- Referrals for legal and financial services
- Respite care
- Social worker services
- Education and support
- Family consultation
For 40 years, Area 4 Agency on Aging has helped older adults live as independently as they can, with safety and dignity. A4AA is a leader on aging issues, an advocate for all seniors in the area, and a major funding source for organizations that provide services to seniors and their family caregivers. Area 4 Agency on Aging serves the seven counties of Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba.
These centers are designed to not only provide social and recreational services, but nursing care as well (especially for individuals with dementia who have special care needs), and various forms of therapy and restorative or maintenance treatments, where needed. The day centers may be staffed with nurses, physical therapists, speech and occupational therapists, and/or social workers, and often have activity directors and other staff to assist them. Consequently, the programs can be expensive. However, they can also provide important assistance when necessary. Under certain conditions, Medi-Cal may cover part or all of the cost. Many facilities also offer a “sliding scale”, or adjustable fees for service, based upon your income. For additional information, please call the North Valley Neurology Memory Clinic social work staff at 916-474-6380.
The lawyer referral service staff will interview a potential client, and if a legal problem exists, will match the client with a lawyer experienced in the appropriate area of law. The client can see the lawyer for an initial consultation or speak to the lawyer on the phone. In California, lawyer referral services must be certified by the State Bar and must conform to certain standards adopted by the California Supreme Court.
Legal Services of Northern California has several programs that aim to protect the dignity, independence, safety, and economic stability of the seniors and dependents they serve. Free consultation with an attorney or paralegal may be available.
Telephone: 916-551-2140 or 800-222-1753
HICAP of Northern California provides Medicare beneficiaries and interested persons professional and accurate information and resources through individual counseling, community education, and advocacy services.
Telephone: 916-376-8915 or 800-434-0222
Telephone: 916-444-9533 or 877-434-8075