San Francisco's Great Caregiving Resources

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San Francisco is a GOOD place to be a caregiver!


Families and caregivers in San Francisco have access to some of the country’s most innovative programs to help care for loved ones with chronic or disabling health conditions like Alzheimer's, stroke and AIDS.

Just in time for Older Americans Month in May, the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services is helping to get the word out about these respected nonprofit organizations that offer highly skilled staff, proven services and diverse programs focusing on caregivers’ and families’ needs. Most services are free or low-cost.

For residents of the six-county SF Bay Area, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) serves as a point of entry to a range of services: information, emotional support, consultation on care planning, links to community programs, legal/financial consultation, respite services, publications and educational programs.
(800) 445-8106

Kimochi provides culturally sensitive care for seniors primarily serving the Japanese-American community. Services include congregate nutrition, home-delivered meals, transportation, senior center activities, adult social day care, social services, caregiver support, respite care, in-home care.
(415) 931-2294


Openhouse helps Bay Area lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, direct services, and community programs, including an HIV support group, health and wellness workshops, yoga, meditation, monthly discussion groups, cultural events, outings and 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. Adult day services, bilingual (Chinese) homecare and hospice, computer learning, activity centers, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), senior housing, social services.
(415) 677-7600



You are not alone! Contact these agencies today
for caregiving advice, information, support, and services!

Funded by a grant from the City and County of San Francisco Department of Aging & Adult Services.
Fund source is the national Family Caregiver Support Program.


Copyright © 2013 Family Caregiver Alliance


Tuesday, May 14, 2013