Organizations providing assistance and support concerning elder care, disease management, palliative care and end of life care accessible via links for your convenience. Support groups are included to help people dealing with specific issues such as Alzheimer’s or Grief and Loss. Information is arranged by geographic region.
Please Note: Donations should be made directly to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St. Petaluma, CA 94952 or contact them at 707-778-6242 for more information.
Rooted in community, Hospice of Petaluma has been providing quality, compassionate hospice care and grief services to individuals and families facing life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one since 1977. Hospice of Petaluma and our sister program, Memorial Hospice, are a service of the St. Joseph Health System, a Ministry of the ... Read More
This site sponsored by the American Lung Association and ALTANA Pharma provides help to sufferers, their families and caregivers. You'll find profiles of COPD patients and caregivers, practical advice and the latest information on the disease and its diagnosis. Available through 12/31/05. Site notes that more than 10 million Americans suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary diesease (COPD). It's the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and costs $37 Billion in medical bills per year according ... Read More
IHSS is a Sonoma County Human Services Department program designed to help low-income elderly and people of any age living with a disability remain living safely and independently in their own home. IHSS is an alternative to out-of-home care. Clients of the program select their own caregiver. The program pays the wages of caregivers for providing services necessary to maintain safety and independence in their home. Services are limited to tasks the individual is unable to do on their own. For eligibility ... Read More
For over 150 years, JFCS has provided comprehensive, caring social services to Bay Area residents of all ages. With over 40 programs and services to choose from—including our nationally acclaimed Seniors-At-Home and Parents Place—we’re confident you’ll find whatever you need at JFCS. We serve families and seniors both, including services to caregivers, information and referral, counseling, home visits, bereavement groups and more. We have an in-house chaplain who is available for families ... Read More
"Quality of life is the gold standard in palliative care. Francis Mueller, MD, Calistoga, California.
Through the Journey Project, the Community Network builds upon nearly two decades of work advocating for quality, affordable neighborhood-based long-term care. Educational programming, strategic planning services, and publications offered draw upon a variety of perspectives representing the personal and professional experiences of those involved.
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Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center provides this site to inform seniors and their caregivers about classes and resources of value. Programs are generally open to the community-at-large and include support groups for diabetes and classes concerning mental health, advance care planning, wellness through life’s end, managing ongoing conditions and many others. A link to the Kaiser Santa Rosa education catalogue is also provided along with links to area hospices and senior resources.
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Last Acts was a national coalition of organizations engaged in an unprecedented education campaign to improve care for people who are dying and their families from late 1990s through 2004. Last Acts served as a clearinghouse for sharing information and ideas at the national, state and local levels. Last Acts provided a forum for discussion, collaboration and broad dissemination of new information. Much of this info is still available via this site and related links.
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Last Acts Program spearheaded the national movement in the late 1990s on into 2004. Incredible research and publishing was completed during that period and available through this site along with more current publications.
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Link2Care is an online information and support program for family caregivers in California. The resources on the site are specifically designed for those providing care for someone who is living with a disease-related dementia such as Alzheimer's, stroke, Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis. Thanks to grant funding there is no cost to members to use this online service. For more detailed information about Link2Care, please click on Information About Link2Care below.
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The Living/Dying Project created this list so that people faced with a life-threatening illness and their families could find some of Marin County resources. They try their best to include any non-profit agency that has services that could benefit their clients, and continue to update their list.
Visit Living/Dying Project: Referrals