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.

Memorial Hospice

Rooted in community, Memorial Hospice 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 1997. Memorial Hospice and our sister program, Hospice of Petaluma, are a service of the St. Joseph Health System, a Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Patients and families receive interdisciplinary patient care with individualized attention to nursing, psychosocial, spiritual ... Read More

Midwest Bioethics Center/Center for Practical Bioethics

The Center for Practical Bioethics, formerly known as the Midwest Bioethics Center, has a 20 year history of raising and responding to ethical issues in health and healthcare and works specifically in the following areas. Researchers looking for Midwest Bioethics Center publications should contact the Center for Practical Bioethics. Clinical and Organizational Ethics: solving moral problems by educating and empowering healthcare professionals and their institutions, advocating for patients’ ... Read More

National Alliance for Caregivers

The National Alliance for Caregiving was created to conduct research, do policy analysis, develop national programs and increase public awareness of family caregiving issues. The Alliance’s mission is to be the objective national resource on family caregiving with the goal of improving the quality of life for families and care recipients. Established in 1996, NCA is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, ... Read More

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of different diagnoses, different relationships and different life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers. Publishes dementia caregiver tip sheets among other things. Visit National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) ... Read More

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones. Visit National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) ... Read More

Redwood Caregiver Resource Center

The Redwood Caregiver Resource Center (RCRC) is one of several Caregiver Resource Centers throughout California serving people with head trauma injury, dementia, Parkinson's and other brain impairment illnesses. The RCRC is located at 141 Stony Circle, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 and provides services to the north coast region including Solano, Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Toll Free 800-834-1636. Visit Redwood Caregiver Resource Center ... Read More

Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging

Find out about services available to seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers in Sonoma County. They also provide links to other web sites that may be of interest. The Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging is responsible for policy, planning, funding and advocacy to address the needs of seniors (age 60 and older), adults with disabilities (age 18 and older), and family caregivers. The Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging services include: information and assistance, and two case management ... Read More

Sonoma County Health Action

In August 2007, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors authorized the Department of Health Services to convene a health action council (now called “Health Action”) to work on improving health and health care for all Sonoma County residents. Health Action’s over-arching mission is community health improvement. Building on the interest and commitment of many community leaders, the Department of Health Services has recruited and convened a diverse, multidisciplinary group to identify priority ... Read More