Faculty/Staff Elder Care
Below is a list of the most utilized elder care resources, for both local and long distance support.
Adult Protective Services
Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
|Alzheimer's Disease||Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia which results in problems with memory, thinking and behavior.|
Dementia is not a specific disease rather it’s a term used to describe a set of symptoms which may include; memory loss, problems with behavior, problem-solving, and more. Types of dementia include; Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson’s disease, and more.
Further information and resources available at:
End of Life
Grief and Loss
|National Health Websites||
|Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)/Lou Gehrig's Disease||
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
Arthritis is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions.
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)||
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis.
Also known as ‘high blood pressure;’ it happens when the force of the blood pumping through your arteries is too strong.
Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure only in the arteries of the lungs.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone or both.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement, chiefly affecting middle-aged and elderly people.
A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost.
Information about the Sensory Trigger Method related to aphasia (loss of speech) that is sometimes associated with stroke.
Hoarding, Clutter, and Disorganization
- AARP: Which Type of Housing Is Best for You?
- Seniorly - Senior Housing & Care Communities
- Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRs) - Guide and Locations
- Dementia Care/Special Conditions
- California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR):
- Eldercare Online
- The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
- The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC)
Information and Referral
- National Elder Care Locator
Elder Care Locator is a free nationwide assistance service which helps elders and their caregivers locate support resources or give information about long-term care planning. You may call this number with the city, state, zip code of a town an elder lives in and they will connect you with the Aging Information and Referral Services Agency for that area. This is an excellent resource for Long-Distance Caregivers.
- Institute on Aging
As the leading advocate for older adults and those who care for them, Institute on Aging offer a broad spectrum of services and support to help seniors maintain their independence. In addition to providing home care and case management services, they operate San Francisco's Elder Abuse Prevention Program; The Friendship Line, a free 24-hour suicide prevention "warm" line for seniors; adult day care centers for adults experiencing Alzheimer's and dementia; the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), which provides medical care, physical therapy and enrichment activities for older adults; and CONNECT, a free community referral service for all things elder.
- California Department of Aging
Website provides resource information on services and programs available to seniors and adults with disabilities throughout California.
Alameda County Adult and Aging Services
Alameda County Network of Care
Spectrum Community Services for LGBT elders
City of Oakland: Senior Companion Program
|Contra Costa County||
Adult Day Services Network of Contra Costa
Spectrum Center for LGBT Concerns in Marin County
Legal, Financial, and Advocacy
- ElderLaw Answers
- Justice in Aging (formerly National Senior Citizens Law Center)
- Elder Lawyer Finder (through NAELA)
- NOLO - Law for All
Financial and Advocacy:
Long Distance Caregiving
Meals and Nutrition
Public Benefit Programs
National Council on Aging
Social Security Administration
- The Arch National Respite Network
- California Respite Association
- Family Caregiver Alliance (FGA)
- Camp For Caring: Camp for Caring is a weekend retreat for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's disease, or a related disorder. Offered by the Family Caregiver Alliance, caregivers of adults with cognitive impairment are given the opportunity to have 48 hours of respite while their loved one enjoys a 2-night stay with trained staff and volunteers in a one-on-one non-institutional, scenic Bay Area setting.
- Camp for Caring is available 4 times per calendar year. Fees are on a sliding scale basis.
- The Respite Inn (Concord)