Passages

25 Main Street, Suite 202
Chico, CA 95929

Tel: 800-822-0109

Tel: 530-898-5923

Fax: 530-898-4870

passages@csuchico.edu


Resource 

​​Helpful Websites for Caregivers 

AARP
www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/
Through this site, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) contains articles, tools and forums to assist caregivers in navigating the “labyrinth of caregiving”.

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org
The Alzheimer’s Association offers numerous resources for caregivers; their website includes fact sheets, resource information, publications, and news items related to Alzheimer’s disease. This site also provides links and contact information for regional chapters.

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org
The Family Caregiver Alliance provides resource and referral information to caregivers. The site features online support groups, and provides information on upcoming tele-workshops for caregivers.

Related Organizations

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
http://www.canhr.org/factsheets/index.html 
CANHR publishes fact sheets on a wide range of topics important to long term care consumers, including nursing home information, Medi-Cal eligibility, elder abuse, etc.

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving provides a forum for professional and informal caregivers. Their focus is on bringing attention to caregiving, and providing information to caregivers.
 
Consumer Resources


California Health Advocates
www.cahealthadvocates.org
This website provides information about Medicare benefits and long-term care for people who live in California.

Eldercare Locator
www.eldercare.gov
Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.

State Departments

California Department of Aging  www.aging.ca.gov

California Department of Health Care Services  www.dhcs.ca.gov

California Department of Veterans Affairs   www.calvet.ca.gov

California Health & Human Services Agency  www.chhs.ca.gov


Federal Departments

Administration on Aging  www.aoa.gov

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  www.cms.gov

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services  www.hhs.gov

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  www.va.gov


Fact Sheets

For a list of fact sheets from the Family Caregiver Alliance, click here.

 


Corona Virus/Covid-19 Updates

Passages is operating with limited services available; no in-person meetings or walk-ins at this time. For phone counseling and inquiries on local services and resources call Information & Assistance at 530-898-5923 or 800-822-0109. For those currently enrolled in the Home Delivered Meal program, services are still in effect.


COVID-19 Scams 
 Here are a few of the schemes: 
  •  Scammers are approaching residents of senior housing and assisted living facilities about “opportunities” for COVID-19 testing
  •  Beneficiaries are receiving robocalls about "special virus kits" and being asked for their Medicare number to send a "free" test
  •  Health care agencies are receiving scam emails offering COVID-19 testing services that can be ordered through a telehealth provider
  •  Online services offer a free vaccine in exchange for Medicare #
  •  Fraudulent emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control or other experts offering information on the virus 
  •  Cybersecurity scammers send a link which implants PC ransomware​