Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center

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Caregiving is Challenging — We’re Here to Help

When you’re caring for a chronically ill family member or friend, it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. Since the late 1970s Family Caregiver Alliance/Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center has recognized the unique needs of family caregivers. We offer free and low-cost services in the greater San Francisco Bay Area to help you  provide the best possible care to your loved one, while also focusing on your own health and well being.

It is neither selfish nor a sign of weakness to need support and information to help you provide care. When you contact Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), a staff member will speak with you about your caregiving situation. You can also ask to meet with an FCA Family Consultant for a caregiver assessment and care planning session. FCA assists caregivers as long as needed.

FCA is a nonprofit organization serving all income levels. Call or email us today.

(415) 434-3388   |    (800) 445-8106   |   [email protected]

 

 

Our Services

caregiver quoteINFORMATION AND REFERRAL

The following are available online or by calling:

  • Information about a wide range of issues, including care for those with chronic or disabling health conditions and strategies for caregiver self care
  • Fact and tip sheets (available online and in print) on health conditions, planning for care, daily care, legal issues, and more
  • Workshops and classes on caregiving topics such as understanding dementia behaviors, stress management, care planning, and practical daily skills for caregivers
  • Monthly e-newsletter: Connections — “linking you” to issues and information important to family caregivers
  • Referrals to community programs such as adult day care, support groups, home care, and respite
  • Resource-rich website
  • YouTube channel with caregiving education videos

 

FAMILY CONSULTATION

  • Comprehensive Caregiver Assessment* of your individual care situation
  • Determine eligibility for legal/financial consultation, support groups, respite services, and individual counseling
  • Help with long-term planning
  • Ongoing support throughout your caregiving journey
  • FCA+(plus) — FCA’s fee-for-service care-management program includes free phone consultation, experienced care manager, and personalized care plan designed to offer care and support.

 

Eligibility

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) serves as the Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center, one of 11 Caregiver Resource Centers throughout California.

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FCA works with families caring for those with an adult-onset brain impairment such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, TBI or traumatic brain injury, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder, or brain tumor in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties.

FCA also assists family caregivers of adults age 60 and older regardless of diagnosis or income level in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties.

 

Call or email us today.

(415) 434-3388   |    (800) 445-8106   |   [email protected]

 


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Family Caregiver Alliance supports and assists caregivers of adults with chronic or disabling health conditions. FCA services are available to caregivers regardless of race, ancestry, national origin, creed, gender, gender  identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, income, or age. FCA is part of California’s statewide system of Caregiver Resource Centers, offering information, education,  publications, care planning, legal/financial consultations, and respite assistance.
FCA services are partially funded by California’s Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) and Area Agencies on Aging through the National Family Caregiver Support Program. Private foundations, families, friends, and caregivers also donate to FCA to help us continue our support services.

* A Comprehensive Caregiver Assessment is conducted by a FCA Family Consultant. These trained, graduate level staff either meet with the caregiver (daughter, son, spouse, other relative, partner, or friend) in their home or by phone to gather key information about the caregiver and their care situation. This includes the capacity and functional level of the care receiver, family caregiver physical and emotional health, access to resources and availability of support system(s). Information from the Caregiver Assessment provides the foundation for a Care Plan. This plan is jointly created by the caregiver and Family Consultant to help prioritize care needs and identify custom strategies and resources to support the individuals caregiving situation.