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BEST Living Care
Contact Stephen Nepacena
Provides homecare for 25-30 per hour, minimum of 6 hours per day, up to 24 hour care. Some transportation services are available such as wheelchair, and gurney transport. Fees vary.

Center for Caregiver Training
Email: [email protected]
Caregiving 101 Training Program: 6 three-hour classes designed to help families and friends care for their loved ones at home who are living with serious illness. It features practical skills and strategies for family caregivers. It is taught by community professionals who volunteer their time. The course is free.

Del Oro
Contact:  Matthew Dayrit
Organization providing caregiver support in Sacramento and the surrounding counties. 
Please see their brochure here.
And see their referral form here. 

Family Caregiver Alliance
Resource center for families of brain impaired adults. Social workers can meet with you and provide information and referrals, respite programs (Camps for Caring 4 times a year for the brain impaired adult),financial assistance, retreats for caregivers, can help pay for short term counseling for the caregiver.

Home Care Assistance
SF neighborhoods only
Free consultation
4 hour/ day, or 12-hour min/ week
$36-40/ hour depending on needs
Respite care options available

Free inpatient consults, contact : Randy Allen 614-975-8191
Shift is for 4-hour blocks, weekly minimum of 12 hours. Aim to staff within a 24-hour period for ongoing care and 48 hours for private clients with light schedules. Serving Santa Rosa to Monterey through their home network.

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)- Caregivers
415-355-6700, option #3
Requires patient Social Security#, income, expenses, and functionality
Max 183 hours/month, averages out to 9 hours/day
If more caregiving hours are needed, the next step is placing the person in long-term care (e.g. Laguna Honda, Skilled Nursing Facility)

Info for hiring independent caregiver

Mon Ami
650-691-5796 (General information)
650-267-2474 (Client intake)
1:1 “activity companion”/ students for elderly (not home health aides)
$25/ hour, no hourly minimum
Option if patient needs help getting to curb side
Family/ informal caregiver recommended to be present for first visit

Senior Access
Day programs for frail seniors and disabled adults. Centers located in San Anselmo, Novato and an Alzheimer’s Day Center in Corte Madera. Day programs give caregivers an opportunity for respite. The Novato Center offers a monthly support group for caregivers.

Videos for Caregiver Training from the California Partnership to Improve Dementia Care
The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for every aspect of our day to day routines.  This is especially true of those living with dementia. The California Partnership to Improve Dementia Care is pleased to present a series of webinars to address the additional challenges that COVID-19 has brought to both staff and residents.

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Aunt Ann’s
Minimum of 20 hours per week, starting at $35.00 per hour

Bella Organizing
It looks like they offer 5-8 hour sessions to help declutter, clean and organize certain spaces of the home.

Peace by Piece
They offer one time or ongoing clutter management

Self Help for the Elderly
Minimum of 4 hours per shift. $30.00 per hour


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Tools to maintain your connections online.

Virtual computer tutoring with AlwaysActive

AlwaysActive is offering virtual drop-in online computer class for elders with all different levels of technology familiarity. Elders can also have a one on one 30 minute appointment to receive tutoring about specific devices they want to learn, ie cell phones, ipads, etc. 

Please call for an appointment: 415-550-2265

AlwaysActive Website:

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Medication Assistance

Medications and Other Pharmacy Supplies: How to arrange delivery and find helpful supplies.

Medical Supplies

  • Shield Healthcare covered by Medical Home
  • ReCARES is a organization with locations in Oakland, San Francisco and Marin County that collects and redistributes donations of gently used medical equipment and unused home health care supplies back to the public.
    • S.F phone number is 415-487-5405
    • Oakland phone number is 510-251-2273
    • Marin County phone number is 415-388-8198

Toileting and Incontinence:

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Respite Care

Respite care is short term or temporary care of the sick or disabled for a few hours or weeks, designed to provide relief to the regular caregiver. Respite care can occur in your home, at special day-care centers, and in residential centers that offer overnight stays.

Alzheimer’s Association
Information and resources for caregivers and patients

Family Caregiver Alliance
866-854-5465 (Toll free)
605-773-3656 (General information)
Respite Care hours will be determined by a complete assessment
Short-term respite grant, one-time basis

Family Caregiver Alliance-National Center on Caregiving
Assisting family caregivers of adults 60 years old or above, regardless of caregiver income level or loved one’s diagnosis.

Laguna Honda
Contact: Maria Antoch 415-759-3541
Admissions coordinator: 415-682-5694
Laguna Honda provides respite care up to a maximum of four weeks per admission and a maximum of six weeks per year for San Francisco residents who require skilled nursing services.     

Reliable Caregiver Inc/ Home Care Assistance
See Caregivers section above

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