ELDER CARE REFERENCES




Topic/Description Website


AARP www.aarp.org
Nonprofit membership organization addressing needs of those over 50


Adult Day Programs www.caads.org
ADP provides recreation & social activities for less independent seniors
ADHC provides health, therapeutic & social services for frail, impaired elders
CAADS supports development of adult day services as alternative to institutionalization


California Dept of Health www.dhs.ca.gov
Licenses facilities providing health, nursing, long term care, etc.


California Dept of Social Services (DSS) www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb
Provides personal services beyond those provided by living facilities


Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) www.calccrc.ca.gov
Facilities guaranteeing lifelong shelter & access to specified health care services.


Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) www.ccld.ca.gov
Assisted Living, Board & Care, Rest Homes


Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) www.canhr.org
Facilities providing full-time nursing care


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) www.ssa.gov
Financial assistance for those over 65, or blind or disabled


Veterans Administration (VA) www.va.gov
Department of Veterans Affairs


Reverse Mortgages www.aarp.org
Counceling on reverse mortgages: www.reverse.org
Human Investment Project, Inc 650-348-6660
Consumer Credit Counseling Service 408-988-7881 or 800-540-2227


Medicare www.medicare.gov


Medi-Cal www.medi-cal.ca.gov
Medical assistance for people with fixed, low incomes www.canhr.org


Senior Legal Hotline: www.seniorlegalhotline.org
For free legal advice 1-800-222-1753




PAMPHLETS


Avenidas "Where to Live, A housing Guide for Older Adults"
Housing and care options


New Lifestyles www.NewLifeStyles.com
Lists all living options within the Bay Area. Call the 800 1-800-869-9549
number for other areas in the U.S.