Enhance Safety and Security, and Plan for the Future

Jump to a Section:

Click on the button below to see resources related to the topic.

LEGAL SERVICES

Financial Resources

MOBILITY AND ADAPTIVE DEVICES

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING RESOURCES

planning

 

Legal Services

Safety and Security: Reduce medical, financial and legal risks to increase your safety and security.

The Elder Abuse Prevention program at the Institute on Aging and Open Door Legal developed this FAQ to spread awareness about red flags and common COVID-19 scams and let people know where they can turn for help for services and legal aid in San Francisco.

Back to Top

 

 

Financial Resources

Find resources for Rent Assistance, Low Income Discounts Utilities (Water, Gas, Garbage), Low Income Telephones

click here to download

Back to Top

 

 

Mobility and Adaptive Devices 

Center for Independent Living
510-841-4776
http://www.cilberkeley.org
Provides services, support and advocacy to enhance the rights and abilities of people with disabilities to actively participate in their communities and to live self-determined lives.
Assistance with and for: assistive technology, blind/low vision, deaf and hard of hearing, disability and senior support, disability blogs, emergency preparedness, housing, radio, therapy and more.

Fall Prevention/Community & Home Injury Prevention Program for Seniors

CHIPPS-City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health
415-581-2415
https://www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/oprograms/CHEP/Injury/CHIPPS.asp
Home safety assessment and education. All services are free. Eligibility requirements: Attend a home safety presentation. Sign up for home assessment.
Live in San Francisco. Renter of homeowner. 65 years old and above.

Home Safety Services
888-388-3811
http://www.homesafety.net/
Committed to making home safer and more accessible thereby reducing the risk of falling and maximizing independence. 20 years’ experience. Certified. Private pay.

Medical Alert Systems

Life Alert
800-920-3410
http://www.lifealert.com/medical.aspx

Life Station
866-286-5518
http://www.lifestation.com/?SSAID-161088

Medical Guardian
800-310-5400
http://www.medicalguardian.com/about-us#dcLhlwfCxWYbV1u5.97

One Call Alert
800-994-2095
http://www.OneCallAlert.com

Philips Lifeline
855-681-5351
http://www.lifeline.philips.com/safety-solutions

Response Link
866-802-3676
http://www.responselink.com/

Vital Link
800-752-5522
http://www.vital-linkinc.com/

Rebuilding SF Together

Safe At Home
415-905-1611
Pier 28, The Embarcadero
http://www.rebuildingtogethersf.org/programs/home-safety-independence
Provides low income elderly and disabled San Franciscan’s free light home repair and modification services designed to allow them to live more safely and more independently. Services provided include installing/replacing smoke detectors, and installing grab bars and other bathroom safety equipment, such as raised toilet seats and shower chairs. Once an application is received, it can take up to 1-3 months to receive services because most of our work is done by volunteers.

ReCARES - Free
415-487-5405
http://homecares.org/index.html
63 Dorland Street, San Francisco
Thursdays: 10:00am-3:00pm
Everyone is welcome. No charge for the items we give away. We do not rent, sell or loan equipment. We almost always have: canes, commodes, shower chairs, crutches, standard two-wheeled walkers, toilet risers, cushions, blood pressure monitors, diabetic test equipment, nebulizers, CPAP, BiPAP, occupational therapy supplies like sock aids and dressing sticks, ice machines, briefs, gauze, cleansers. You are asked to sign a liability waiver when you receive equipment from us. The equipment is yours to do with as you wish however, we ask you not to sell it. Give it away or re-donate it to our program when you no longer need it. We do not deliver-call if situation is exceptional.

San Francisco Department of Rehabilitation
415-904-7100
Older Individuals who are blind (OIB)
http://www.dor.ca.gov/SSD/Older-Individuals-Who-R-Blind.html
Assistance for age 55+ blind persons through community-based agencies.

Back to Top

 

 

Advance Care Planning Resources

Advance care planning is making decisions about the healthcare you would want to receive if you’re facing a medical crisis. These are your decisions to make based on your personal values, preferences, and discussions with your loved ones.

Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care
https://caccc-usa.org/en/activities/advancecare.html

Chinese Community Health Care Association
https://www.cchca.com/advance-health-care-directives.php

National Institute on Aging
https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/caregiving/advance-care-planning

Prepare for Your Care
https://prepareforyourcare.org/welcome

The Conversation Project
https://theconversationproject.org/

Safety and Security: Reduce medical, financial and legal risks to increase your safety and security.

The Elder Abuse Prevention program at the Institute on Aging and Open Door Legal developed this FAQ to spread awareness about red flags and common COVID-19 scams and let people know where they can turn for help for services and legal aid in San Francisco.

Back to Top

 

 

Make a plan in case you get sick, with COVID-19 or anything else

Back to Top