Family Caregiver Resources

Local Organizations

  • HICAP-The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program – North Bay HICAP the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program provides objective information to help seniors and persons with disabilities in Marin County on Medicare make good decisions about their health care coverage.  CALL:  1-800-434-0222
  • Choices for Living – A comprehensive housing resource guide, includes a listing of all older adult housing options, including independent, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in Marin County.

  • Institute on Aging  – The Institute on Aging (IOA) is a Non-profit organization offering counseling, psychiatric services, senior case management, home care and personal assistance, fiduciary/money management, bill paying and geriatric assessment services.   Marin County Call – (415)750-4111.   San Francisco Call – (415) 750-4111
  • California Veteran’s Homes (Cal Vets) – The mission of the CalVet Homes is “to provide the state’s aged or disabled veterans with rehabilitative, residential, and medical care and services in a home-like environment.” This mission acknowledges the tremendous sacrifice California veterans have made and recognizes them for their noble service to our nation.

National Organizations

  • Benefits Check-Up – This website sponsored by the National Council on Aging is set up to help you find what state, federal and local government health and financial programs are available in your area.
  • Eldercare at Home – Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging, you will find nearly 30 articles excerpted from their book “Eldercare At Home”. Although not specific to end of life care, these articles cover many common issues including physical problems, mental/social problems and caregiving techniques and strategies. Each one is organized so that it explains the problem, describes what you can do to at home, and highlights when you need to seek professional help.
  • Medline Plus – Caregivers – This resource is loaded with information to help a caregiver with coping, specific conditions, aging-related issues and financial issues. It also offers a section on aging research, dictionaries and glossaries related to aging.
  • Family Caregiver Alliance –  This site offers information and resources for those family members caring for loved ones.
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“Eldercare Specialists has been a godsend for my family. I live out of state and depend on them to provide the loving care I can’t.They oversee all aspects of my grandmother’s care, from taking her to medical appointments, coordinating caregivers, to arranging her hair cuts and personal shopping. When she needed to be moved from her independent apartment into assisted living, they were able to make all the arrangements. My grandmother feels very comfortable and cared for, and it makes her living situation close to perfect for her”

Lynda L. – Caring for Alzheimer’s