Caregiving

California Caregiver Center

CRCs offer a variety of services and useful resources for family caregivers in every county in California. To find your local Caregiver Resource Center by clicking here.

The California Caregiver Resource Centers are proud to provide regular educational and informative events to family caregivers. This is a coordinated effort to offer a wide range of free, virtual programs in multiple languages and with topics of interest to family caregivers. These programs are open to ALL family caregivers in California.

The 11 nonprofit Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs) serve family caregivers of adults (18+) affected by chronic and debilitating health conditions including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebrovascular diseases (such as stroke or aneurysms), degenerative diseases (such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and multiple sclerosis), or traumatic brain injury (TBI), among many others.

California Caregiver Resource Center-Education Programs

This is a coordinated effort to offer a wide range of free online programs in multiple languages and with topics of interest to caregivers.  Please note that these programs are open to everyone!
Link: http://bit.ly/CRCMAR

This month's topics include:

  • Caregiving Skills
  • Wellness and Self-care
  • Health conditions

Note: 23 programs are 
offered this month! Four in Spanish and one in Vietnamese.
 
February and March calendar on the statewide website. https://www.caregivercalifornia.org/event/

Options: 
Do you know any caregivers who want to learn more about caregiving while also learning to care for themselves? Check out a full list of free webinars open to all #caregivers! 
@DelOroCaregiver @SCRC1987 @CottageHealth @USCFCSC @InlandCRC @DelHpc @CaregiverAlly @caregiver_ca 
http://bit.ly/CRCMAR

Family Caregiver Alliance 

We provide robust resources, education and online information to caregivers nationwide through our website www.caregiver.org. For caregivers in the San Francisco Bay Area* we offer additional in-depth 1:1 support and services, including:

  • Assessment – A professional Family Consultant gathers information about the caregiver’s situation, including their physical and emotional health, capacity/functional level of care recipient, and access to resources & support systems. 
  • Care planning – We create a comprehensive action plan addressing the current and future needs of the family and care recipient, including expert information and interventions to improve family functioning.
  • High-quality education programs – Articles, webinars and other resources teach caregivers stress-reduction and wellness techniques, build their direct care skills, and educate them on chronic conditions and care planning.
  • Referrals – When appropriate, we make referrals to community programs such as adult day care, support groups, counseling, home care, legal/financial consultation and respite services.

Many of our resources are available in a variety of languages such as Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese and Tagalog.
All of our services are currently conducted virtually — our staff is available to meet with caregivers via phone or 2-way secure video conferencing.

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) - Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) serves as the Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center, one of 11 Caregiver Resource Centers throughout California. In this role, we offer free and low-cost services in the greater San Francisco Bay Area to help you provide the best possible care while also focusing on your own health and well-being.
When you contact us, a staff member will speak with you about your caregiving situation, answer questions, and provide tailored resources and tools. You can also meet with an FCA Family Consultant via telephone or video conference for a caregiver assessment and care planning session. Contact us today by joining FCA CareNav You can also call us at (415) 434-3388 or (800) 445-8106, or send an email to info@caregiver.org
They provide:

Family Consultation

  • Comprehensive Caregiver Assessment* of your individual care situation
  • Determining eligibility for legal/financial consultation, support groups, respite services, and individual counseling
  • Help with long-term planning
  • Ongoing support throughout your caregiving journey

Online Information

  • Detailed online information about health conditions, caring for another, and caring for yourself
  • Workshops and classes on caregiving topics such as understanding dementia behaviors, stress management, care planning, and practical daily skills for caregivers
  • Caregiving education videos
  • A monthly e-newsletter to keep you connected to caregiving news.
  • https://www.caregiver.org/connecting-caregivers/bay-area-caregiver-center/

Caregivers can also find: 

East Bay In-Person Support Group (currently offered online)
This is a monthly group based in Emeryville that serves caregivers who are caring for someone who is:

  • 60 or older with any diagnosis, or
  • between the ages of 18-59 with an adult-onset cognitive or neurological impairment.

For more information or to register, please contact us at (415) 434-3388, info@caregiver.org.

Young Adult Caregivers Support Group
Designed for family caregivers under the age of 40 who are caring for someone who is:

  • 60 or older with any diagnosis, or
  • between the ages of 18-59 with an adult-onset cognitive or neurological impairment.

Meets online via Zoom twice monthly. Participants should live in the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or Santa Clara counties).
To register, contact Rachel at (415) 434-3388 x331; rcreed@caregiver.org.

Telephone Support Group in Spanish
Designed for Spanish-speaking family caregivers to share their experience, advice and support for other caregivers. For more information or to register, please contact Adriana Sanchez, (415) 434-3388 x316, asanchez@caregiver.org. Open to San Francisco Bay Area residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.