Resources

Support Groups

Dementia Care Support Group are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. A professional trained in dementia care will facilitate each gathering. You will gain access to valuable dementia care resources to help you better understand the diagnoses’ and diseases that fall under the umbrella term of “Dementia”. You will also receive tools to assist you in navigating these often rough waters.

Dementia Care support groups can be an invaluable source of guidance, assistance, and encouragement while providing a safe place to get support and discuss challenges. Connecting with others who know first-hand what you’re going through can help reduce feelings of guilt, fear, and helplessness. This is an open meeting and we highly encourage your participation.

Local and State Resources

California Assisted Living Association (CALA)
445 Capitol Mall Suite 222
Sacramento, CA 95814-4404
Ph. (916) 448-1900
Fax (916) 448-1659
www.caassistedliving.org

California Dept. of Aging
http://www.aging.ca.gov/

California State Hospice Association
www.calhospice.org

Community Care Licensing
520 Cohasset Rd, Suite 6 MS29-05
Chico, CA 95926
Ph. (530) 895-5033
Fax (530) 895-5934
www.ccld.ca.gov

Ombudsman Services of Northern California
1376 West Street
Redding, CA 96002
Ph. (530) 229-1435
Or (266) 699-6191
Fax: (530) 229-1821


www.osnc.net
National Resources

Alzheimer's Care

Alzheimer's Association
1-800-272-3900
www.alz.org

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR)
1-800-438-4380
www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

National Institute on Aging Information Center
1-800-222-2225
www.nia.nih.gov

Assisted Living

What is Assisted Living? - (Assisted Living Federation of America)
www.alfa.org

Discovering Assisted Living - (American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging)
seniorlivingmap.org

Healthy Aging

Fifty-Plus Lifelong Fitness
www.50plus.org

International Council on Active Aging
www.icaa.cc

On Caregiving

National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) - National Aging Network, U.S. Administration on Aging
www.aoa.gov

Transition Aging Parents BlogTalk Radio
www.blogtalkradio.com/dalec

Online Support Groups


www.caring.com/support-groups

Home Care

National Institute on Aging
www.nia.nih.gov

Administration on Aging
www.aoa.gov

Independent Living - National Council on the Aging (NCOA)
www.ncoa.org

AARP - American Health Care Association, Advancing Quality in Long Term Care
www.aarp.com

Resources available at The Vistas Assisted Living and Memory Care.