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WE CALL IT caregiving.

Welcome family, friend, and partner caregivers!

If you’re visiting this webpage, you may have seen the “YOU CALL IT _____ / WE CALL IT caregiving.” messages on SFMTA paratransit buses in San Francisco and northern San Mateo County.

Are you caring for an senior adult or younger individual (onset of disability age 18 or older) living with a chronic or life impairing health condition (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, vascular dementia, stroke, or brain injury)?

Family caregivers in San Francisco are fortunate to have access to the innovative and diverse caregiving support programs available from Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and these partner organizations: Kimochi, Openhouse, and Self-Help for the Elderly. Each supports the health and well-being of family caregivers. Further information about FCA and our partners follows. We’re here to help YOU!

Call FCA, or our partner organizations, today!

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) serves residents in the six-county San Francisco Bay Area — through the Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center — with a range of services: information, consultation on care planning, links to community programs, legal/financial consultation, help accessing short-term respite services, counseling, and educational materials and programs.

Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center services
Services by State:
CareNav(415) 434-3388  |  (800) 445-8106

Kimochi provides transportation, referral and outreach services, health and consumer education seminars, healthy aging and senior center activities, social services, congregate and home delivered meals, in-home support services, adult social day care, and 24-hour residential and respite care.

► (415) 931-2294

Openhouse enables San Francisco Bay Area lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) seniors to overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, direct services, and community programs.  Openhouse provides ongoing, weekly emotional support and companionship to LGBT seniors through a volunteer Friendly Visitors program.
► (415) 296-8995

Self-Help for the Elderly serves seniors and caregivers in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Alameda Counties with caregiver support services, adult day services, senior housing, bi-lingual (Chinese) homecare and hospice, activity centers, congregate and home delivered meals, cleaning services, and Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP).
► (415) 677-7600  |  (800) 855-7100 English voice/TDD/TTY  |  (800) 855-7200 Spanish voice/TDDTTY

FCA is grateful to the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation for the development of this caregiving awareness campaign allowing organizations across the U.S. to bring understanding to the issue of family caregiving in their communities. Funding provided by the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services and the California Department of Health Care Services.