Online Resources

Caregiver Handbook



seniors and the law

alz association home care

alz association transition to nursing home


1 medi-cal eligibility


Resource Library

Click here for a list of books
available to check out through our resource library.



Articles of Interest

Preparing for MD Appointment

Guidelines for AD Management

Parenting our Parents

Living with Stroke

Men as Caregivers: Beyond Toughing it Out

Helping Seniors To Beat the Summer Heat

The Grieving Person’s Bill of Rights

Take Charge of Your Health Care: Know Your Rights

Top Ten Ways to Celebrate National Caregivers Month

New Year, New Resolutions

Caregiver Bill of Rights

Effective Communication with Physicians


Helpful Websites for Caregivers 

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
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.

Caregiver Action Network
The Caregiver Action Network (CAN) site provides education, peer support and resources to family caregivers. It also provides additional links to other sites. Caregivers will find recent articles from the newsletter, tips, and information about CAN and its programs.
This site offers a discussion forum, blogs, information, and webinars on caregiving.

Family Caregiver Alliance
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.

Today’s Caregiver Magazine
This site is the online homepage for Today’s Caregiver, a magazine devoted to caregiving issues. It contains articles, newsletter archives and a discussion board.


Related Organizations

American Society on Aging
The American Society on Aging offers educational opportunities, including webinars, on topics related to caregiving, health and aging.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform 
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.

Health Projects Center
The Health Projects Center trains health professionals, provides support for family caregivers, and helps keep seniors living independently in their homes.

National Alliance for Caregiving
This is a coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. The website includes research findings, publications and public policy related to caregiving.

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.

Well Spouse Association
The Well Spouse Association offers support for spousal caregivers. Their web site offers email discussion groups and lists related publications and regional activities.


Consumer Resources

California Care Network
The California Care Network is a comprehensive, accessible website for people seeking information on long-term care services.

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

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

Paying for Senior Care
A searchable database of over 400 programs that help pay for or can reduce the cost of care for home care, homes modifications for aging in place or adult day care.

State Departments

California Department of Aging

California Department of Health Care Services

California Department of Veterans Affairs

California Health & Human Services Agency

Federal Departments

Administraton on Aging

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Fact Sheets

Traumatic Brain Injury

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


Caregiving Issues and Strategies

20 Practical Tips for Finding the Best Residential Caregiving


Administration on Aging

ALS Association

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center

American Society on Aging

American Stroke Association

Brain Injury Association of America

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Eldercare Locator Home Page

Family Caregiver Alliance


Huntington’s Disease Society of America

Official California Legislative Information

Parkinson’s Action Network

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

Social Security Administration

The National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.

Veterans Affairs

Videos on Caregiving from Family Caregiver Alliance


Legal Information – Will Drafting and Estate Planning

Do I Need A Living Trust?


Do I Need a Will?


Do I Need Estate Planning?


How to Calcuate Value of Real Estate and Property


Conservatorship, Trusts and Wills for People with Developmental or Other Disabilities


Estate Planning Myths and Traps


Health and Financial Decisions: Legal Tools for Preserving Your Personal Autonomy


Estate Planning for California Native Americans


Incapacity: Plan For It Now


Managing Your Financial Affairs as You Age


Planning for Long Term Care


Protect Your Loved Ones in the Event of Illness, Disability, or Death


Before You Add Someone To Your Title


2014 Consumer Action Handbook

IRAs, Pensions & Annuities Under Medi-Cal

California Caregiver Resource Centers

Bay Area CRC/ Family Caregiver Alliance
Serving Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

Coast CRC
Serving San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

Del Mar CRC
Serving Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties

Del Oro CRC
Serving Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba Counties

Inland CRC
Serving Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Los Angeles CRC
Serving Los Angeles County

Mountain CRC
Serving Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity Counties

Orange County
Serving Orange County

Redwood CRC
Serving Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties

Southern CRC
Serving San Diego and Imperial Counties

Valley CRC
Serving Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne Counties


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