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Links to Caregiver Coalition organizations and what we do. Social Services/Health Services/Legal & Financial Services/Action Networks & Publications. ***
Social Services






Aging & Independence Services
AIS provides services to older adults, people with disabilities and their family members, to help keep clients safely in their homes, promote healthy and vital living, and publicize positive contributions made by older adults and persons with disabilities.
Alzheimer's Assocaition of San Diego
The San Diego/Imperial Chapter's goal is to enhance care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers coping with Alzheimer's disease, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health as we research to find a cure. We offer a broad range of programs and services throughout San Diego and Imperial counties; we provide reliable information and care consultation, create supportive services for families, increase funding for dementia research, and influence public policy changes.



Elderhelp of San Diego
ElderHelp provides personalized services and information that helps seniors remain independent and live with dignity in their own homes. Services Include: Care Management, Concierge Club, HomeShare & Aging as Ourselves



George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers
Founded in 1982, The George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, Inc. is San Diego's community resource leader for dementia-specialized adult day health care, family support services, and community and career-building educational programs.
Interfaith Community Services
For Caregivers: Volunteers and local business groups are recruited to assist in making minor home repairs. Services include such repairs as leaky faucets, repairing screen doors and windows, and installing grab bars and smoke detectors. ICS has a variety of other services for those in need.






Jewish Family Service
Looking for help finding Senior Services?
Contact 858) 637-3040. The Information & Referral Coordinator conducts an assessment and provides detailed information about programs and services for seniors.



Legacy Corp
Legacy Corps is a nationally recognized and award winning program that unites generations in providing free respite care to caregivers. Teen-agers and older adults become part of an award winning intergenerational team; receive a $200 monthly stipend; participate in comprehensive training; and make a 1-year commitment to spend time with a homebound adult. The program is also looking for caregivers who need some relief.



Parkinson's Disease Association of San Diego
Mission & Vision: "The Parkinson's Disease Association of San Diego (PDASD) improves the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's. We will work towards and support all efforts for a cure to Parkinson's." Click here for Programs and Services Guide in English.
La Asociacion de La Enfermedad de Parkinson de San Diego
Nuestra Misión y Visión: "La Asociación de La Enfermedad de Parkinson de San Diego (PDASD) mejorara la calidad de vida en personas afectadas por Parkinson. Trabajaremos y apoyaremos todos los esfuerzos para encontrar una cura para la enfermedad de Parkinson." Oprima aquí para la Guía de Programas y Servicios en Español.



San Diego Senior Services
For City of San Diego Senior Citizen Services, including Project Care and Legal Services, call 619 236-6905.



Southern Caregiver Resource Center
NEW SITE! New Features! Do you know someone caring adult who needs help at home? Perhaps they care for an adult with cancer, diabetes, or who is simply frail. Or perhaps they care for an adult with a brain impairing condition one such as Alzheimer's, stroke, traumatic brain injury or Parkinson's.
UPAC Pearls
PEARLS: Program to Encourage Active Rewarding LiveS. As we age the losses we endure can often lead to feeling lonely, frustrated, sad, or anxious. With PEARLS our counselors can help you: - Identify and solve problems that affect your quality of life - Find ways to be more physically and socially active.






YMCA Kinship Program
Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP) assists and provides in-home case management to relative caregivers who are caring from dependent children in North County and South Bay regions of San Diego County.






Health Services
Elizabeth Hospice
Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has been at the forefront of providing hospice and palliative care, end-of-life home care and counseling in North San Diego County. The Elizabeth Hospice is a private nonprofit located in Escondido, providing terminally ill individuals and their families the highest quality medical, emotional and spiritual support at life's final stages, regardless of their ability to pay.



San Diego Hospice
San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care is a not-for-profit health care organization providing expert medical, emotional, and spiritual care to adults, children and infants living with serious illness, since 1977. The organization serves patients and families throughout San Diego County and is a nationally recognized leader in hospice care, education and research.



Sharp Grossmont
Sharp Grossmont Hospital has provided over 50 years of to San Diego's East County community. The hospital is k its outstanding programs in emergency and critical care, care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, neur wormen's and children's health and hospice care.
Sharp HospiceCare
Sharp HospiceCare, located in San Diego, provides comprehensive end-of-life care and compassionate support for people with a life-limiting illness that have decided, with the support of their physician and family members, to forego further curative treatment in favor of comfort measures. Hospice is hope - hope for pain relief, daily comfort and closure with loved ones.



Silverado Hospice
Silverado Hospice is dedicated to the belief that no one who has a life-limiting illness should die alone, afraid or in pain. Hospice provides peace, comfort and caring to terminally ill people and their families. Hospice treats the person, not the disease. We focus on the quality of LIFE because, at Silverado, Hospice is about living.



Legal and Financial Services
Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy
The Low-Income Subsidy (also known as Extra Help) is an in government program that helps people save thousands of do annually on Part D co-pays, deductibles, premiums, and the gap known as the "donut hole." Beneficiaries can also apply Medicare Savings Plans (MSP), which help them pay for the Part B monthly premium. To help Medicare bneficiaries for free, the Alliance Health Foundation has awarded a two-year grant to the Consumer's Health Education and Advocacy (CCHEA), a program of the Society of San Diego, Inc. for its Part D Low-Income Subsi Enrollment Project. Call toll free to 1-877-734-3258 for more information and free enrollment.



Elder Law and Advocacy
Legal guidance for caregivers. ELA provides civil legal services in subject areas concerning seniors, Medicare and Medicare related counseling and advocacy, referrals to community senior service providers and many other services. The majority of services are free to qualifying seniors.



HICAP
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is a free program of Elder Law & Advocacy that assists current Medicare beneficiaries or those about to become eligible for Medicare. HICAP is the program approved by Medicare and the California Department of Aging to assist beneficiaries with Medicare including Part D prescription drug plan coverage (assistance with medical/drug plan comparison). The Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) also known as "Extra Help" is a government program that assists in paying Part D co-pays, deductibles, premiums, and the coverage gap known as the "donut hole." Call toll free at 1-800-434-0222 for more information and free enrollment assistance.
Disability Resource Centers
We offer help regarding SSI, SSDI and VA Benefits. Whether you want to represent yourself or require assistance during the application process for SSI or SSDI, our advocates are here to help you. If you have been denied, we can also assist you in the appeal process. FREE Services: 1) Disability Workshops 2) Video tutorials on self representation 3) Social Security Disability Applications 4) Appeals 5) Tips for Self Representation at a Hearing (888)855-2948






Action Networks and Publications
Boomer Advisor
Guide to expert advice, ideas, tips, answers, how-to, resources, and open discussion, about everything that matters to Baby Boomers.



Care Train
Whether you are a family member, a professional needing CEU's or a corporation, CareTrain has the training and support solutions you need. Convenient and affordable.



ElderCare Directory
Companion website to the popular Eldercare Directory. Includes audio links for saved broadcasts of Vickie Velasco's "In Focus" radio show.
Salud+Health Info
The first, the best & the only English & Spanish Magazine in San Diego



Salud+Health Info
Bienvenido a la primer revista dedicada al cuidado de la salud



ECAN
East County Community Action Network



NorCAN
North County Community Action Network



SandiCAN
San Diego Central Community Action Network
SoCAN
South County Community Action Network






*** Funding for family caregiver services, in part, is provided by Title III-E of the Older Americans Act, through the Family Caregiver Support Program, Aging & Independence Services. Agencies receiving these funds include: Elder Law & Advocacy; Interfaith Community Services; Jewish Family Service; Legacy Corps; Southern Caregiver Resource Center; and YMCA Kinship. For more information on Title III-E, visit http://www.aoa.gov/AoAroot/AoA_Programs/OAA/index.aspx