Caregiver Education & Support

Being a caregiver to a family member or friend can be both rewarding and challenging. Fortunately, there are resources available to help alleviate stress and provide information and support. See also Caregiver Respite and Dementia Information & Support.

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ACC Senior Services offers several programs to support caregivers. The Bridge to Healthy Families provides care assessments, home safety checks, care consultations, support groups, educational programs, and more.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831

Phone: (916) 394-6399

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://www.accsv.org/services/caregiver-support-services/

AARP of California provides information on its website about programs and services beneficial to caregivers and older adults. Caregivers can also call the AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line to learn how to access local resources.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Phone: (877) 333-5885, en español (888) 971-2013

Website: https://states.aarp.org/california/caregiver-resources

This statewide network helps caregivers connect with their local caregiver resource center, engage in advocacy, and participate in on-line events and workshops. Caregivers can also find helpful videos, blog posts, and other information on the organization's website.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: caregivers in California

Website: https://www.caregivercalifornia.org/

Note: Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center is part of this network

This state program allows family caregivers in California to receive a portion of their salary for up to 8 weeks per year in order to take time off from work to care for a seriously ill family member.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: must have paid into State Disability Insurance (CASDI) and be caring for a seriously ill family member (child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner); see website for more information about eligibility and how to apply

Website: https://edd.ca.gov/disability/paid-family-leave/

Note: this program also provides paid family leave to new parents

This national organization works to improve the quality of life for caregivers by providing online communities and information, including resources targeting specific types of caregiving relationships.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: Caregiver Action Network, 1150 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC 20036-3904

Phone: (202) 454-3970

Email: info@caregiveraction.org

Website: https://www.caregiveraction.org/

This local non-profit organization provides respite care, case management, support groups, caregiver training and education, and other supportive services for family caregivers.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: caregivers who live in the service area (including Sacramento County) and are caring for someone 60 or older who requires assistance with two more activities of daily living or an adult under the age of 60 with a cognitive impairing condition

Address: 421 Auburn Blvd #265, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Phone: (916) 728-9333

Email: message can be sent through the Contact Us page on the website

Website: https://www.deloro.org/

The Family Caregiver Alliance provides information and services to family caregivers of older adults with physical and cognitive impairments. Trainings and support groups are offered on-line.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone caring for an adult with a cognitive or physical impairment

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://www.caregiver.org/

MedlinePlus is a free source of medical and health information provided by the National Library of Medicine (part of the National Institutes of Health).

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Website: https://medlineplus.gov/

Caregivers or other care providers may receive financial compensation for providing assistance such as housecleaning, personal care, grocery shopping, and accompaniment to medical appointments.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: see website for financial and other eligibility requirements

Phone: (916) 874-9471

Website: https://dcfas.saccounty.net/SAS/Pages/In-Home-Supportive-Services/SP-In-Home-Supportive-Services.aspx

This county agency offers assistance to IHSS recipients and providers, including educational programs for IHSS providers and recipients and a provider registry.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: must be an IHSS provider or recipient

Address: 3700 Branch Center Road, Suite A, Sacramento, CA 95827

Phone: (916) 874-2888

Email: HHS-PA@Saccounty.net

Website: https://pubauth.saccounty.net/Pages/Home.aspx

This institute provides caregiver training and informational resources. Through the UC Davis Healthy Aging Clinic, the institute also offers one-on-one consultations, caregiver stress assessments, and geriatric care.

Cost: cost varies (some services are free)

Who Is Eligible: family caregivers

Address: Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, 2570 48th St., Sacramento, CA 95817

Phone: (916) 731-1831 (Healthy Aging Clinic)

Email: hs-FCI@ucdavis.edu

Website: https://health.ucdavis.edu/family-caregiving/

Note: caregivers do not need to be UC Davis patients to receive services

This website provides free caregiver training videos and webinars focused on the practical, everyday challenges of caring for loved ones with dementia.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Website: https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave per year to care for children, spouses, or parents.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: see website for eligibility requirements

Website: https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/benefits-leave/fmla

The VA offers caregiving support services. General Caregiver Support includes resources, education, and support for caregivers of veterans. Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers provides resources, education, support, financial stipends, and health insurance to eligible veterans. The VA also offers a Caregiver Support Line to help caregivers find information and services.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: eligibility requirements vary (see website for details)

Phone: (855) 260-3274

Email: message can be sent through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://www.caregiver.va.gov/support/support_benefits.asp

Caregivers for veterans in northern California can connect with a local support coordinator for help accessing VA and other services and benefits. The VA also offers caregiver education and support groups.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: caregivers of veterans in Northern California, including Sacramento County

Phone: (916) 843-9043

Email: nchcscaregiversupport@va.gov

Website: https://www.va.gov/northern-california-health-care/health-services/caregiver-support/

Recognizing that most unpaid caregiving is provided by women, WISER offers financially-focused information for family caregivers.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 730, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 393-5452

Email: info@wiserwomen.org

Website: https://wiserwomen.org/category/resources/caregiving-resources/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=cfc01a8b-e966-4622-8e18-556e3ed85ce7

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