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					Los Angeles

Caregiver Resource Center


Resource Guide
                2008-2009




              “Caring for people who care”




       1-800-540-4442
     www.losangelescrc.org
Your Trusted
  Source
WISE & Healthy Aging, a social services organization, enhances
  the independence, dignity and quality of life of older adults
    through leadership, advocacy and innovative services.
   This nonprofit is the result of a November 2007 merger of
      WISE Senior Services and Center for Healthy Aging.
 Each organization served the community for more than three
 decades prior to the merger, earning national reputations for
        innovative and effective programs and services.
             Our programs and services include:
             �   Adult Day Services Center
             �   In-Home Care Management
             �   Mental Health Services
             �   Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
             �   Elder Abuse Prevention Program
             �   Health Clinic Services
             �   Educational and Outreach Programs
             �   Caregiver Support Services
             �   Volunteer (RSVP) Opportunities


                                  1527 4th Street, 2nd Floor
                                  Santa Monica, CA 90401

                                  (310) 394-9871

    w w w. w i s e a n d h e a l t h y a g i n g . o r g
 Welcome to the Resource Guide

T     he Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center proudly presents
      its third Resource Guide* for family caregivers residing in Los
Angeles County. We hope you find this Resource Guide useful and
refer to it often.

The mission of the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center is to help
families and communities master the challenges of caring for persons
with brain impairing conditions, such Alzheimer’s disease and other
dementias, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic
Lateral Sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, brain tumor and traumatic brain
injury. We have been working with caregivers and professionals in the
community for over 22 years. Many things have changed in that time.
While we have more services in Los Angeles County to meet the needs
of caregivers, knowing where to look for them is still a challenge.

Our Resource Guide is designed to give caregivers, their families, and
interested others with a valuable resource that will provide information
and support. It is a reference tool that you can visit again and again as
your needs change. It includes information for those who are new at
caregiving as well as cargivers who are facing end-of-life issues.

In addition to our Resource Guide, the Los Angeles Caregiver
Resource Center offers a wealth of support and services that are listed
in this guide. So please keep this guide and be sure to call us for
another one to share with family and friends. You are not alone. The
Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center is here to guide you.




*Listings in this guide in no way represent endorsement of the agencies by LACRC, Department of Mental
Health or the University of Southern California. Listing information for services may have changed since
the time of printing. We are not responsible for these changes, but we would appreciate any updated
information for our next reprinting. Call 800-540-4442 or e-mail us at lacrc@usc.edu.

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    5 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers*
                                      By Donna Benton, Ph.D



A re you helping a family member or friend who has physical and/or mental
  limitations? Maybe you help prepare meals, do grocery- shopping,
manage medications or help someone get to doctor’s visits. If you do any of
these activities, then you are a caregiver. Informal caregivers (unpaid family
or friends of seriously ill loved ones) provide more care in the home than the
federal government provides in all settings combined. If you feel alone, then
you may be surprised to learn that 44.4 million Americans aged 18 or older
are providing unpaid care to an adult (National Alliance for Caregiving and
AARP 2004).

For caregivers, providing help is just what family/friends do for each other.
However, it is normal to occasionally feel “stretched thin” by the demands of
giving care, balancing work and social obligations, and taking care of yourself.
Here are 5 tips to help you re-energize:

1.) Get Support – Support and coping comes in many forms: prayer, talking to
family, friends or professionals. Try a support group.

2.) Set limits – Answer “yes” to the question, “Is there anything you need?” “Yes,
I need a meal, I need someone to stay here so I can go out, I need some time by
myself.” Say “no” to requests that are draining rather than nurturing. You can still
make choices about your life.

3.) Mind your health – Worried about who will care for your loved one if you
can’t? Worrying doesn’t help. Taking better care of your health does help. Check up
on those “little concerns” about your health. Exercise. It gives you a break, combats
depression and helps you maintain health.

4.) Look for Humor – Start a humor file and keep it around. Save cartoons, funny
sayings and books. If you find yourself laughing at something, try to find a way to
preserve that moment. Find people to laugh with or situations to laugh at daily. It
refreshes the soul and renews your spirit.

5.) Take breaks – Also known as “respite.”     Take mini-vacations in your bath-tub,
in your garden, on your sofa, in your mind (meditation), or in your neighborhood (go
fun shopping, movie or walk). Take a long-vacation for a few days. Without breaks,
you begin to question yourself, feel inadequate and experience burn out. With
breaks, you can feel renewed, refreshed, and relaxed.

*Adapted from “ A Guide to Taking Care of Yourself” Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on
Aging, www.caregiver.org




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                       Table of Contents
About the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center ............... 6

Health Conditions ..................................................................... 10

Adult Day Services .................................................................... 12

Assisted Living Facilities ........................................................... 19

Care Management .................................................................... 20

Diagnostic Centers & Geriatricians ......................................... 28

Elder Abuse ................................................................................ 31

Hospice Care ............................................................................. 32

Housing Resources .................................................................... 35

In-Home Care ............................................................................ 37

Insurance ................................................................................... 45

Legal & Financial Planning ....................................................... 46

Safety .......................................................................................... 52

Support Groups ......................................................................... 53

Transportation ........................................................................... 54

Other Resources ........................................................................ 55




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                About the LACRC

T   he Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, a program of
    the Andrus Gerontology Center at the Davis School of
Gerontology of the University of Southern California, is a non-profit
organization funded in part by the California Department of Mental
Health. Additional funding comes from donations and other grants.
Contributions are tax deductible.

The Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center helps families and
communities master the challenges of caring for individuals with brain
impairing conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s
disease, and traumatic brain injury.

The Center is a part of a statewide system of resource centers serving
family caregivers. Information regarding the Center’s services or how
to reach other programs can be obtained by calling our office. Our
offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
You may reach us at your local office or by calling (800) 540-4442.

          Are You Caring for a Family Member or Friend?
The Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center assists those who care for
adults who may have the following conditions:

       • Alzheimer’s Disease
       • Stroke and vascular dementia
       • Parkinson’s Disease
       • Frontal Temporal Dementia
       • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
       • Huntington’s Disease
       • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
       • Lewy Body Dementias
       • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
       • HIV Dementia
       • Mild Cognitive Impairment
       • Brain tumors, epilepsy, substance toxicity and other disorders



6 About LACRC
         About the LACRC
Antelope, Santa Clarita & North San Fernando Valleys
                858 W. Jackman St., Ste. #203
                    Lancaster, CA 93534
                     Tel: (661) 945-4852
                    Fax: (661) 945-7620

         Central L.A. & San Fernando Valley
               Andrus Gerontology Center
               Davis School of Gerontology
              University of Southern California
                   3715 McClintock Ave.
               Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191
                    Tel: (213) 740-1376
                    Fax: (213) 740-1871

                  San Gabriel Valley
                   1000 S. Fremont Ave.
                   Unit #72, Ste. #10024
                   Alhambra, CA 91803
                    Tel: (626) 457-4131
                    Fax: (626) 457-4188

               Administrative Office
               Andrus Gerontology Center
               Davis School of Gerontology
              University of Southern California
                   3715 McClintock Ave.
               Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191
                    Tel: (213) 821-7777
                    Fax: (213) 740-1871



   A Program of USC Andrus Gerontology Center
        at the Davis School of Gerontology
             (800) 540-4442
             lacrc@usc.edu
           www.losangelescrc.org
          *Multilingual Services Available*

                                                  About LACRC 7
                 LACRC Programs
The Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center provides the following
services to family caregivers of Los Angeles County:

Resources and Information
We provide information and community resources on all aspects of care
using our automated database. We also provide fact sheets and articles
from our library on specific brain impairing conditions.

Support Groups
In addition to facilitating our own support groups, we provide referrals
to existing support groups and assistance in establishing groups.

Family Consultations
We assist caregivers in resolving and planning for immediate and long-
term care issues. We provide free home consultations to discuss local
resources and care options with caregivers.

Short-Term Counseling
Individual and family sessions with counselors offer emotional support
to caregivers coping with the strain of the caregiving role.

Respite for Caregivers
Respite provides a period of short-term relief from the stress of caring
for a loved one. Limited funding is available for in-home help, out-of-
home adult day care, and short-term 24-hour care.

Legal and Financial Consultations
A consultation is available with an attorney experienced in issues
relevant to caring for an adult with a brain impairing condition. The
attorney will advise in such areas as establishing durable powers of
attorney, conservatorship, and financial planning.




8 LACRC Programs
                 LACRC Programs


Training & Education for Caregivers
Seminars, workshops, classes, and conferences that address the physical
and emotional needs of caregivers are offered throughout the year.
Please visit the “Community Calendar” on our website -
www.losangelescrc.org - for more event information.

48 Hr! Caregiver Retreats
Overnight retreats provide opportunities for caregivers to meet others
with similar experiences as well as provide an opportunity to relax.
Retreats allow caregivers to take a break from the rigors of everyday
caregiving responsibilities.

Caregiver’s Day Out
One-day outing that offer a unique opportunity for caregivers to enjoy
a day away from caregiving, connect with other caregivers, and discover
something new.

Link2Care
A closed, secured Internet site offering information on every facet
of caregiving, including care planning assistance; medical, legal
and financial advice; online support group; relevant articles; and an
opportunity to “ask the expert.” This service is available 24 hours a day.
Please visit www.link2care.org for more information.




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                        Health Conditions
T    here are a variety of different health conditions your loved one may
     have. This list of resources* is designed to be a starting point for
caregivers to begin gathering knowledge about what is happening to
their family member. It is an excellent place to begin your research and
to explore the information available to caregivers.

*The following health conditions are listed because the Resource Center works with caregivers of family
members with a brain-impairing condition.


Caregiver Information                                   National Alzheimer’s Association
                                                        www.alz.org
Los Angeles Caregiver Resource
Center
www.losangelescrc.org
(800) 540-4442 (toll-free)                              Amyotrophic Lateral
Family Caregiver Alliance                               Sclerosis (ALS)
180 Montgomery St., Ste. 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104                                 ALS Association
www.caregiver.org                                       27001 Agoura Rd., Ste. 150
                                                        Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104
National Family Caregivers                              www.alsa.org
Association
www.nfcacares.org                                       ALS Association of Greater Los
                                                        Angeles Chapter
City of Los Angeles Dept. of Aging                      PO Box 565
3580 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor                          Agoura Hills, CA 91376-0565
Los Angeles, CA 90010                                   webgla.alsa.org
www.lacity.org/doa
www.losangeles.networkofcare.org/aging
(800) 510-2020                                          Huntington’s Disease
                                                        Huntington’s Disease Society of
Alzheimer’s Disease &                                   America (HDSA)
                                                        www.hdsa.org
Related Dementias
                                                        HDS Greater Los Angeles Chapter
Alzheimer’s Association - California                    9903 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 106
Southland Chapter                                       Beverly Hills, CA 90212
5900 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1100                          www.hdsala.org
Los Angeles, CA 90036
http://www.alz.org/californiasouthland/                 Huntington’s Disease Advocacy
(800) 272-3900                                          Center
                                                        www.hdac.org


10 Health Conditions
Multiple Sclerosis                     Stroke
Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation      National Stroke Association
Research and Training Center           www.stroke.org
http://msrrtc.washington.edu/
                                       Stroke Association of Southern
National MS Society                    California
www.nmss.org                           www.strokesocal.org

National MS Society Southern
California Chapter
2440 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 115      Traumatic Brain Injury
Los Angeles, CA 90064
www.nationalmssociety.org/cal          Brain Injury Association of America
                                       - National Brain Injury Information
Antelope Valley/Santa Clarita Valley   Center
Field Office                           www.biausa.org
1669 West Avenue J, Ste. 309
Lancaster, CA 93534                    San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
                                       www.sdbif.org

                                       Traumatic Brain Injury Services
Parkinson’s Disease                    of California - Betty Clooney
                                       Foundation
American Parkinson’s Disease           4439 1/2 Village Rd.
Association (APDA) Inc.                Long Beach, CA 90808
www.apdaparkinson.org                  www.tbisca.org
                                       www.bcftbi.org
APDA Greater LA Chapter
108 50 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 730
Los Angeles, CA 90024
www.parkinsonsapda.org

HollyRod Foundation
9250 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. LL-15
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
www.hollyrod.com

Michael J. Fox Foundation
www.michaeljfox.org

National Parkinson Foundation
www.parkinson.org

Parkinson’s Resource Organization
www.parkinsonsresource.org




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                 Adult Day Services
There are many Adult Day Services available in LA County; this is
merely a partial list intended to help you begin your search.

Adult Day Care Centers (Social)
These centers provide non-medical care to elderly persons and other
adults with physical and/or cognitive impairments who require personal
care services, protective supervision or assistance in activities of daily
living on less than a 24-hour basis. These centers may not accept
someone with problem behaviors such as wandering, incontinence or
aggressiveness.

Adult Day Health Care Centers
Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Centers are licensed Medi-Cal
certified health facilities that treat the health and supportive needs of
older adults with multiple, chronic conditions in a safe, home-like day
setting. ADHCs provide expert, specialized care to individuals who
have physical or mental impairments.

Antelope Valley                        AltaMed Health Services
                                       500 Citadel Dr., Ste. 490
                                       Commerce, CA 90040
Chateau Le Petite
4934 Swinton Ave.
                                       (323) 725-8751
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 599-7004                         Autumn Cottage, Inc.
                                       1510 N. Kenmore Ave.
                                       Los Angeles, CA 90027
Lancaster Adult Day Health Care
                                       Additional languages: Spanish
42020 4th St. East
Lancaster, CA 93535
                                       (323) 666-1121
(661) 948-1228
(661) 948-8109 (fax)                   Assistance League of Southern
                                       California, Hollywood Multipurpose
                                       Senior Center
                                       1360-1370 N. St. Andrews Pl.
Los Angeles                            Hollywood, CA 90028
                                       Additional languages: Spanish, Armenian &
Adult Day Care Center of Glendale      Tagalog
125 S. Louise St.                      (323) 957-3900
Glendale, CA 91205                     (323) 462-6164 (fax)
(818) 242-4200
(818) 244-1789 (fax)



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CAPS Burbank Adult Day Health              Mayfair Adult Day Health Care
Care Services                              Center, Inc.
221 S. Sixth St.                           3711 S. La Brea Ave.
Burbank, CA 91501                          Los Angeles, CA 90016
(818) 558-4895                             Additional languages: Spanish
(818) 558-4899 (fax)                       (323) 299-8788
                                           (323) 299-8726 (fax)
City of Redondo Beach Senior &
Family Services                            ONEgeneration
320 Knob Hill                              17400 Victory Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277                    Van Nuys, CA 91406
(310) 318-0650                             Additional languages: Spanish
(310) 316-6467 (fax)                       (818) 708-6625
                                           (818) 774-0350 (fax)
Delta Sigma Theta Life
Development, Inc.                          OPICA Adult Day Services &
2528 West Blvd.                            Counseling Center
Los Angeles, CA 90016                      11759 Missouri Ave.
(323) 735-5799                             Los Angeles, CA 90025
                                           Additional languages: Spanish, Hebrew,
Encino Adult Day Health Center             Japanese, Mandarin, Chinese & Tagalog
17851 Ventura Blvd.                        (310) 478-0226
Encino, CA 91316                           (310) 478-2026 (fax)
(818) 774-2173
(818) 654-2635 (fax)                       South Bay Adult Care Center
                                           3007 Vail Ave.
Gardena Senior Day Care                    Redondo Beach, CA 90278
14517 S. Crenshaw Blvd.                    Additional languages: Spanish
Gardena, CA 90249                          (310) 214-6963
Additional languages: Spanish & Japanese
(310) 217-9550                             St. Barnabas Senior Services
                                           672 S. Carondelet St.
Jewish Family Service Partners             Los Angeles, CA 90057
Adult Day Health Care Center               Additional languages: Korean, Spanish,
7362 Santa Monica Blvd.                    Tagalog, Chinese & Hindi
West Hollywood, CA 90046                   (213) 388-4444
(323) 883-0330




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Tongan Community                               Center for Healthy Living, ADHC
Service Center                                 15220 Vanowen St.
14112 S. Kingsley Dr.                          Van Nuys, CA 91405
Gardena, CA 90249                              Additional languages: Spanish,Thai, &
Additional languages: Tongan                   Russian
(310) 327-7501                                 (818) 780-2466
(310) 516-9226 (fax)                           (818) 780-2465 (fax)

Westside Adult Day                             Community Integration Services, Inc.
Support Center                                 10100 Balboa Blvd.
                                               Granada Hills, CA 91344
5870 W. Olympic Blvd.
                                               Additional languages: Armenian, Romanian,
Los Angeles, CA 90360                          Russian, Spanish & Vietnamese
Additional languages: Russian, Farsi,Yiddish   (818) 772-1155
& Hebrew                                       (818) 772-1166 (fax)
(323) 549-9476
(323) 634-9154 (fax)                           Grand Adult Day Health Care
                                               6752 White Oak Ave.
Windsor Hills Adult Day Care                   Van Nuys, CA 91406
4042 W. Slauson Ave.                           (818) 344-3456
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 296-0554                                 ONEgeneration Day Care
                                               17400 Victory Blvd.
Wise Adult Day Service Center                  Van Nuys, CA 91406
1510 Pico Blvd.                                (818) 708-6625
Santa Monica, CA 90405                         (818) 774-0350 (fax)
Additional languages: Spanish
(310) 452-7802
                                               San Gabriel Valley
Wise & Healthy Aging
1527 Fourth St.                                A & M Health Services
Santa Monica, CA 90401                         11920 Ramona Blvd.
(310) 394-9871                                 El Monte, CA 91732
(310) 452-7653 (fax)                           Additional languages: Spanish
                                               (626) 443-2091

San Fernando Valley:                           A-Day Away
                                               15060 East Imperial Hwy
Bernardi Multipurpose Center                   La Mirada, CA 90040
                                               Additional languages: Spanish
Mid-Valley Adult Day Support &
                                               (562) 902-5305
Resource Center
6514 Sylmar Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91401                             ABC Therapy Center
(818) 781-1101                                 720 Atlantic Blvd.
(818) 781-7460 (fax)                           Monterey Park, CA 91754
                                               Additional languages: Chinese
                                               (626) 570-0778

                                               AltaMed Rugby Plaza

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Adult Day Services 15
6330 Rugby Plaza, Ste. 200         Casa del Sol Adult Day Health Care
Huntington Park, 90255             Center
(323) 277-7678                     13907 E. Amar Rd., Suite D
AltaMed Adult Day Health Care      La Puente, CA 91746
Senior Buena Care                  Additional languages: Spanish & Tagalog
5425 E. Pomona Blvd.               (626) 338-4606
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Additional languages: Spanish      Christ the King Adult Day
(323) 728-0411                     Health Center
(800) 270-0633 (toll-free)         18800 Amar Rd.
                                   Walnut, CA 91789
Arcadia Adult Day Health           (626) 581-4084
Care Center
15 Las Tunas Dr.                   Comfort Adult Day Health Care
Arcadia, CA 91007                  Center
Additional languages: Chinese      5500 Valley Blvd.
(626) 447-9700                     Los Angeles, CA 90032
                                   Additional languages: Chinese
AltaMed Health Services            (323) 223-0881
5425 E. Pomona Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90022              El Arca Adult Day Health Center
Additional languages: Spanish      3839 Selig Pl.
(323) 832-7615                     Los Angeles, 90031
                                   (323) 223-3079
Community Assistance Program for
Seniors (CAPS)                     East L.A. Adult Day Health Center
3740 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.         6210 Whittier Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107                 Los Angeles, 90022
(626) 351-5427                     (323) 888-2887
(626) 351-2308 (fax)
                                   El Monte Adult Day Health Center
Community Assistance Program for   9537 Telstar Ave., #119
Seniors (CAPS)                     El Monte, CA 91731
520 S. Lark Ellen Ave.             Additional languages: Chinese
West Covina, CA 91791              (626) 401-2888
(626) 917-4484
(626) 917-4475 (fax)               Evergreen Adult Day Health
                                   Care Center
Burbank Adult Day Health Center    606 W. Las Tunas Dr.
2609 Burbank Blvd.                 San Gabriel, CA 91776
Burbank, CA 91506                  Additional languages: Chinese
(818) 563-9255                     (626) 282-7397

Casa Colina Center for             Glendale Adult Day Health Center
Rehabilitation                     6900 San Fernando Rd.
255 E. Bonita Ave.                 Glendale, 91201
Pomona, CA 91769                   (818) 566-1868
(909) 596-7733


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Golden Years Adult Day Services           M & T Adult Day Health Care
60 E. Live Oak Ave.                       Center
Arcadia, CA 91006                         820 W.Valley Blvd.
Additional languages: Chinese, Farsi, &   Alhambra, CA 91803
Spanish                                   Additional languages: Chinese
(626) 447-0202                            (626) 943-0070

Good Times Adult Day Care Center          Mikkon Adult Day Health Care
1961 E. Florence Ave.                     Center
Huntington Park, CA 90001                 2211 E. Garvey Ave. North, Suite A1-A2
Additional languages: Spanish             West Covina, CA 91791
(323) 587-9895                            Additional languages: Chinese
                                          (626) 967-0812
Health Guard Adult Day Health
Care Center                               Mission Lodge Alzheimer Day Care
894-896 N. Fair Oaks Ave.                 824 S. Gladys Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103                        San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 683-5400                            (626) 287-0753

Heritage Clinic & CAPS                    Montebello Adult Day Health
447 N. El Molino Ave.                     Center
Pasadena, CA 91101                        833 W. Beverly Blvd.
Additional languages: Spanish             Montebello, CA 90640
(626) 577-8480                            (323) 728-9111
Human Services Association                Rancho Adult Day Health Center
6800 Florence Ave.                        7601 E. Imperial Hwy., Bldg. 802
Bell Gardens, CA 90201                    Downey, CA 90242
Additional languages: Spanish             (562) 401-7991
(562) 806-5400 Ext. 154                   (562) 401-8467 (fax)
Joyful Adult Day Health                   Senior Services Program/SASSFA
Care Center                               9825 Painter Ave.
18951 Colima Rd.                          Whittier, CA 90605
Rowland Heights, CA 91748                 Additional languages: Spanish
Additional languages: Chinese             (562) 699-3231
(626) 333-2222
                                          Sunny Day Adult Day Health
La Puente Adult Day Health Care           Center
Center                                    10530 Lower Azusa Rd.
656 Glendora Ave.                         El Monte, CA 91731
La Puente, CA 91744                       (626) 350-3886
(626) 330-1174
                                          Temple City Adult Day Health Care
                                          9917 Las Tunas Dr.
                                          Temple City, CA 91780
                                          Additional languages: Chinese
                                          (626) 614-8999


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UltraLife Adult Day Health Care
1022 E. Garvey Ave.
                                          Santa Clarita Valley:
Monterey Park, CA 91755
                                          Santa Clarita Adult Day Health
Additional languages: Chinese
(626) 307-8806                            Care
                                          22903 Soledad Canyon Rd.
                                          Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Unicare Adult Day Health Care
                                          (661) 253-0700
Center                                    (661) 253-0706 (fax)
9825 E. Garvey Ave.
El Monte, CA 91733
                                          Chateau Le Petite
Additional languages: Chinese
                                          4934 Swinton Ave.
(626) 279-9082                            Encino, CA 91436
                                          (818) 599-7004
Villa Esperanza Adult Day Health
Care
1757 N. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 398-4435

W.S. Adult Day Health Care Center
1041 E. Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Additional languages: Chinese
(626) 281-1348

West Covina Adult Day Health
Care Center
1314 Francisquito West Ave., A&B
West Covina, CA 91790
Additional languages: Spanish & Tagalog
(626) 918-9887




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Assisted Living & Other Facilities

T     There are many Assisted Living Facilities in Los Angeles County.
      We have listed referral agencies below that can provide you with
information about different types of facilities* available in your area
(i.e. Assisted Living Facilities, Board and Care Homes, Skilled Nursing
Facilities, etc.). These referral agencies can help you determine the
appropriate level of care your loved one needs, including referrals to
facilities specializing in caring for a person with dementia.

*For more information about different types of facilities, please refer to the “Placement Options” article on
page 59 of this Resource Guide.


A Place for Mom                                          Eldercare
(877) 666-3239 (toll-free)                               (800) 662-1998

Able Placement Service, LLC                              Heartlight
(818) 760-3388                                           (310) 204-2223

Accent on Seniors                                        Senior Home Finders (SHF)
17915 Ventura Blvd., #200                                (310) 230-1827
Encino, CA 91316                                         (888) 937-6033 (toll-free)
info@accentonseniors.com
(888) 954-6637 (toll-free)                               Southern California Senior
(818) 401-0201 (fax)                                     Reources
                                                         (866) 697-3646 (toll-free)
California Registry
(800) 777-7575 (toll-free)                               United States Eldercare Referral
                                                         Agency, Inc.
Concepts for Living                                      (800) 848-1008 (toll-free)
(818) 340-7272
                                                         VIVA Senior Housing Referral
Connections Referral Service                             Service
(800) 330-5993 (toll-free)                               (310) 273-8106
                                                         (800) 934-8482 (toll-free)
ElderLink
PO Box 5202
Santa Monica, CA 90409
(310) 450-1888
(800) 613-5772 (toll-free)




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                        Care Management
F
     or some families, care management is helpful in determining the
     needs of their caregiving situation and exploring the resources
available in their area. A care manager can assist by assessing the
unique needs of a family’s caregiving situation and help find appropriate
resources. Care management can be offered through government or
private agencies, and some fees may apply. Please remember to inquire
about fees when contacting care management agencies.

*Some agencies listed below are part of the Multipurpose Senior Service Program (MSSP). MSSP helps
frail older adults who are at risk for premature placement in nursing homes and who qualify for Medi-Cal.


Antelope Valley                                        AltaMed Senior Buenacare
                                                       5425 E. Pomona Blvd.
Antelope Valley Senior Center                          Los Angeles, CA 90022
777 W. Jackman St.                                     Additional languages: Spanish
Lancaster, CA 93534                                    (323) 728-0411
Additional languages: Spanish
(661) 726-4400                                         API CARE - Asian Pacific
                                                       Counseling & Treatment Center
Antelope Valley Committee                              520 Lafayette Park Pl., 3rd Fl.
on Aging                                               Los Angeles, CA
44421 North 10th St. West, Ste. D                      (213) 365-6252
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-6244                                         Assistance League of Southern
                                                       California, Hollywood Senior Multi-
Huntington Home Care                                   Purpose Center
222 E. Glenarm St., Suite B                            1360 N. St. Andrews Pl.
Pasadena, CA 91106                                     Los Angeles, CA 90028
www.huntingtonhomecare.com                             Additional languages: Spanish
(626) 241-9220                                         (323) 957-3907
(877) 405-6990 (toll-free)                             *MSSP Available

                                                       Bell Community Center
Los Angeles                                            6250 Pine Ave.
                                                       Bell, CA 90201
AltaMed Health Services Corp.                          Additional languages: Spanish & Korean
512 South Indiana St.                                  (323) 773-1596
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Additional languages: Spanish                          Betty Wilson Senior Center
(323) 307-0200                                         11641 Florence Ave.
(323) 724-6600 (MSSP Program)                          Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
*MSSP Available                                        Additional languages: Spanish
                                                       (562) 929-7431



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CARES - Care and Resources                Felicia Manhood Senior
Management for Seniors Project            Multipurpose Center
605 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 600            11338 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015                     Los Angeles, CA 90025
(213) 553-1884                            (310) 479-4119
                                          *MSSP Available
Center for Health Care Rights
520 S. Lafayette Park Pl., Ste. 214       Glendale Adult Recreation Center
Los Angeles, CA 90057                     201 E. Colorado St.
Additional languages: Spanish, Chinese,   Glendale, CA 91205
Tagalog & Vietnamese                      (818) 548-3775
(213) 383-4519
                                          Human Services Association
Cerritos Senior Center                    16614 S. Clark St.
12340 South St.                           Bellflower, CA 90706
Cerritos, CA 90703                        (562) 925-6485
(562) 916-8550
                                          Huntington Home Care
Chinatown Service Center                  222 E. Glenarm St., Suite B
767 N. Hill St., Ste. 400                 Pasadena, CA 91106
Los Angeles, CA 90012                     www.huntingtonhomecare.com
Additional languages: Cantonese &         (626) 241-9220
Mandarin                                  (877) 405-6990 (toll-free)
(213) 808-1700
                                          JFS, Freda Mohr Center
City of Downey Community                  330 N. Fairfax Ave.
Senior Services                           Los Angeles, CA 90036
7810 Quill Dr.                            (323) 937-5930
Downey, CA 90242                          *MSSP Available
(562) 904-7223
                                          JFS, Partners Adult Day Health
Comprehensive Senior Care (CSC)           Care Center
365 E. Beach Ave.                         7362 Santa Monica Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90302                       West Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 923-2966                            (323) 883-0330
(310) 673-9915
                                          JFS, Pico-Robertson Store Front
Culver City Senior Care                   8838 W. Pico Blvd.
4095 Overland Ave.                        Los Angeles, CA 90035
Culver City, CA 90232                     Additional languages: Farsi
Additional languages: Spanish & Chinese   (310) 217-3306
(310) 253-6700
                                          JFS, Senior Outreach Seniors
Didi Hirsch Community Mental              6505 Wilshire Blvd., #400
Health Center                             Los Angeles, CA 90048
4760 S. Sepulveda Blvd.                   (323) 761-8770
Culver City, CA 90230
Additional languages: Spanish
(310) 390-6612


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KHEIR (Korean Health, Education,             SSG - Cares Project
Information and Research Center)             605 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 600
3727 W. 6th St., 5th Floor                   Los Angeles, CA 90015
Los Angeles, CA 90020                        Additional languages: Spanish, Cambodian,
Additional languages: Korean                 Chamorro, Hmong, Lao, Samoan,Tagalog &
(213) 637-1080                               Vietnamese
                                             (213) 553-1884
Little Tokyo Service Center
231 E. Third St., Ste. G104                  St. Barnabas Senior Center
Los Angeles, CA 90013                        672 S. Carondelet St.
Additional languages: Japanese, Chinese &    Los Angeles, CA 90057
Spanish                                      Additional languages: Spanish, Korean,
(213) 473-1602                               Mandarin, Cantonese, Armenian
                                             (213) 388-4444
LivHome
5900 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 705                The Parent Care Company, LLC
Los Angeles, CA 90036                        15332 Antioch St., Ste. 350
(323) 933-5880                               Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
                                             (310) 230-8999
L.A. City Senior Care Partners
www.seniorcarepartners.org                   Weingart Senior Recreation Center
(800) 826-0402 (toll-free)                   5220 Oliva Ave.
                                             Lakewood, CA 90712
Partners in Care Foundation -                (562) 630-6141
Lynwood Office
3737 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Ste. 201   West Hollywood Comprehensive
Lynwood, CA 90262                            Senior Center (JFS)
Additional languages: Chinese, Korean &      7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
Spanish                                      West Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 632-9980                               Additional languages: Russian & Yiddish
*MSSP available                              (323) 851-8202

Pico Rivera Senior Center                    Wise Senior Services
9200 Mines Ave.                              1527 4th St. Ken Edwards Bldg.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660                        Santa Monica, CA 90401
Additional languages: Spanish                Additional languages: Spanish
(562) 948-4844                               (310) 394-9871

Santa Fe Springs Neighborhood                WLCAC/Bradley Multipurpose
Center                                       Center
9255 Pioneer Blvd.                           10937 South Central Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670                   Los Angeles, CA 90059
(562) 692-0261                               (323) 357-0813

Senior Savvy                                 WLCAC/Theresa Lindsay
6230 Wilshire Blvd. #820                     Multipurpose Center
Los Angeles, CA 90048                        429 E. 42nd Pl.
(323) 931-6948                               Los Angeles, CA 90011
                                             (323) 846-1920
                                             *MSSP available

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San Fernando Valley                       Northeast Valley Multipurpose
                                          Senior Center
Alicia Broadus Duncan                     11300 Glenoaks Blvd.
Multipurpose Senior Center                Pacoima, CA 91331
11300 Glenoaks Blvd.                      Additional languages: Spanish
Pacoima, CA 91331                         (818) 834-6100
(818) 834-6100                            *MSSP available

Bernardi Senior Multipurpose              ONEgeneration
Center                                    17400 Victory Blvd.
6514 Sylmar Ave.                          Van Nuys, CA 91406
Van Nuys, CA 91401                        Additional languages: Spanish
Additional languages: Spanish & Chinese   (818) 705-2345
(818) 781-1101                            (818) 708-6625 (MSSP Program)
*MSSP Available                           *MSSP available

CaregiverRelief.com                       Partners in Care Foundation - San
6951 Lennox Ave.                          Fernando Office
Van Nuys, CA 91405                        732 Mott St., Ste. 150
(310) 430-0500                            San Fernando, CA 91340
                                          (818) 526-1780
East Valley Multipurpose Center           *MSSP available
5000 Colfax Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601                 Personal Care Management
(818) 766-5165                            1313 Foothill Blvd., Ste. 8
                                          La Cañada, CA 91011
Huntington Home Care                      Additional languages: Spanish
222 E. Glenarm St., Suite B               (818) 790-1361
Pasadena, CA 91106
www.huntingtonhomecare.com                Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose
(626) 241-9220                            Senior Center
(877) 405-6990 (toll-free)                8956 Vanalden Ave.
                                          Northridge, CA 91324
Jewish Family Services                    (818) 756-7741
12821 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
(818) 769-0560
*MSSP Available




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Judith Harris, M.A., M.F.C.C.              City of Claremont - Senior
(661) 254-2217                             Citizens Program
(818) 709-9922                             660 N. Mountain Ave.
                                           Claremont, CA 91711
                                           Additional languages: Spanish
                                           (909) 399-5488
San Gabriel Valley                         (909) 621-7320 (fax)
Altadena Senior Center                     City of La Puente Senior Center
560 E. Mariposa St.                        16001 E. Main St.
Altadena, CA 91001                         La Puente, CA 91744
(626) 798-0505                             (626) 336-6133
AltaMed - Senior Buena Care                City of South Pasadena -
5425 E. Pomona Blvd.                       Community Services
Los Angeles, CA 90022                      1102 Oxley St.
(323) 728-0411                             South Pasadena, CA 91030
                                           (626) 403-7360
Azusa Senior Center
740 N. Dalton Ave.                         Duarte Senior Center
Azusa, CA 91702                            1610 Huntington Dr.
(626) 812-5204                             Duarte, CA 91010
                                           (626) 357-3513
Chinatown Service Center
112 N. Chandler Ave., Ste. 105             El Monte Community & Senior
Monterey Park, CA 91754                    Center
Additional languages: Mandarin &           3120 N. Tyler Ave.
Cantonese                                  El Monte, CA 91731
(626) 293-8733                             Additional languages: Spanish
                                           (626) 580-2210
City of Alhambra
111 S. First St.                           Human Services Association
Alhambra, CA 91801                         6800 Florence Ave.
(626) 570-3222                             Bell Gardens, CA 90201
(626) 284-0762 (fax)                       (562) 806-5400




             Huntington Senior Care Network
                               Huntington Hospital
                  Enhancing Independence at Home
          Professional assistance for older adults and their families:
    Free Resource Helpline                 Support for Family Caregivers
    In-home Services Coordination          Free Senior Membership

                  (626) 397-3110 (800) 664-4664
                               www.seniorcarenetwork.com


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Huntington Home Care                        La Fetra Center
222 E. Glenarm St., Suite B                 333 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106                          Glendora, CA 91741
www.huntingtonhomecare.com                  (626) 914-8235
(626) 241-9220
(877) 405-6990 (toll-free)                  Live Oak Park - Community Center
                                            10144 Bogue St.
Huntington Senior Care Network              Temple City, CA 91780
837 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Ste. 100             (626) 579-0461
Pasadena, CA 91105
Additional languages: Spanish               Palomares City Hall - Senior
(626) 397-3110                              Program
*MSSP Available                             499 E. Arrow Hwy.
                                            Pomona, CA 91767
Joslyn Adult Center - Alhambra              (909) 620-2324
210 N. Chapel Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91801                          Pasadena Senior Center
Additional languages: Spanish, Mandarin &   85 E. Holly Ave.
Cantonese                                   Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 570-3220                              (626) 795-4331

Joslyn Senior Center                        Rosemead Community
815 N. Barranca Ave.                        Recreation Center
Covina, CA 91723                            3936 N. Muscatel Ave.
Additional languages: Spanish & Chinese     Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 966-6378                              Additional languages: Spanish
                                            (626) 288-6719
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Santa Anita Family Service      El Dorado Senior Center
Senior Center                   2800 Studebaker Rd.
603 S. Myrtle Ave.              Long Beach, CA 90815
Monrovia, CA 91016              (562) 570-3227
(626) 358-1185                  Gardena Senior Citizen’s Bureau
(800) 667-3646 (toll-free)      1670 W. 162nd St.
                                Gardena, CA 90247
Sierra Madre Senior Center      Additional languages: Spanish
232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.       (310) 217-9552
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 355-7135                  Houghton Park Community Center
                                6301 Myrtle Ave.
South El Monte Senior Center    Long Beach, CA 90805
1415 Santa Anita Ave.           Additional languages: Spanish
South El Monte, CA 91733        (562) 570-1640
(626) 448-0131
                                Human Services Association
West Covina Senior Citizens     6800 Florence Ave.
Center                          Bell Gardens, CA 90201
2501 E. Cortez St.              Additional languages: Spanish
West Covina, CA 91791           (562) 806-5400
Additional languages: Spanish   *MSSP Available
(626) 331-5366
                                Huntington Home Care
                                222 E. Glenarm St., Suite B
Santa Clarita                   Pasadena, CA 91106
                                www.huntingtonhomecare.com
Huntington Home Care            (626) 241-9220
222 E. Glenarm St., Suite B     (877) 405-6990 (toll-free)
Pasadena, CA 91106
www.huntingtonhomecare.com      Inglewood Senior Center
(626) 241-9220                  111 N. Locust St.
(877) 405-6990 (toll-free)      Inglewood, CA 90301
                                (310) 412-5338

South Bay/Harbor                Joslyn Center
                                339 Sheldon St.
Caring Options                  El Segundo, CA 90245
113 S. Francisca Ave., #207     (310) 524-2700
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 376-3205                  Lawndale Senior Services
                                14717 Burin Ave.
Carson Senior Social Services   Lawndale, CA 90260
3 Civic Plaza Dr.               (310) 970-2100
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 835-0212                  Lennox Senior Center
                                10828 Condon Ave.
                                Lennox, CA 90304
                                Additional languages: Spanish
                                (310) 412-5439

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Long Beach Asian Pacific                          South Bay Senior Services
Mental Health                                     3246 Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 209
1975 E. 4th St.                                   Torrance, CA 90505
Long Beach, CA 90806                              (310) 325-2141
Additional languages: Cambodian, Chinese,
Korean,Tagalog & Vietnamese                       Wilmington Multipurpose
(562) 218-4034                                    Senior Center
                                                  1371 N. Eubank Ave.
Long Beach Senior Center                          Wilmington, CA 90744
1150 Long Beach Blvd.                             Additional languages: Spanish
Long Beach, CA 90802                              (310) 518-4533
Additional languages: Spanish                     *MSSP available
(562) 570-3500

Personal Care Management
1313 Foothill Blvd., Ste. 8
La Cañada, CA 91011
Additional languages: Spanish
(818) 790-1361

SCAN Health Plan, Inc.
2501 Cherry Ave., Ste. 380
Signal Hill, CA 90806
Additional languages: Korean, Spanish,
Tagalog
(562) 492-9878
*MSSP available



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  Diagnostic Centers & Geriatricians

A    ssessment and treatment is offered through diagnostic centers.
     State-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers of California
provide comprehensive assessment of individuals with memory
problems and typically include medical, neurological, psychological and
psychosocial evaluations.

Antelope Valley                      Alzheimer’s Disease Research
                                     Center
Specialized Ambulatory Geriatric     UCLA - Department of Neurology
                                     710 Westwood Plaza, Room 1151
Evaluation (SAGE)
                                     Los Angeles, CA 90095-1769
Sherman Oaks Hospital
                                     Additional languages: Spanish
5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. 110
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
                                     (310) 794-1195
(818) 341-7243
                                     Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
                                     Department of Psychiatry
Ronald B. Ziman, M.D., F.A.C.P.
                                     8730 Alden Dr., C-311
Northridge Neurological Center
                                     Los Angeles, CA 90048
18433 Roscoe Blvd., Ste. 210
Northridge, CA 91325
                                     (310) 423-3431
(818) 349-2503, Ext. 403
                                     Wayne Chen, M.D. (Geriatrician)
                                     1520 San Pablo St., Ste. 1000
                                     Los Angeles, CA 90033
Los Angeles                          (323) 442-5100

Alzheimer’s Disease Research         Geriatric Neurobehavior Center
Center                               Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center
USC Geriatric Studies Center         7601 E. Imperial Hwy., 800 West Annex
3715 McClintock Ave.                 Downey, CA 90242
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191           Additional languages: Spanish, Cantonese
Additional languages: Spanish        (562) 401-8130
(213) 740-7777
                                     William Kim, M.D. (Geriatrician)
Alzheimer’s Disease Research         South Bay Family Medical Group
Center                               Redondo Beach, CA 90277
USC-HSC Geriatric Studies Center     (310) 378-2234
1510 San Pablo Ave.
6th Floor, Ste. 600                  Thomas Lagrelius, M.D.
Los Angeles, CA 90033                (Geriatrician)
(323) 442-7600                       23451 Madison St., #140
                                     Torrance, CA 90505
                                     (310) 378-6208




28 Diagnostic Centers
Memory Disorders Clinic                   UCLA Internal Medicine &
Centinela Freeman Marina Campus           Geriatrics Practice
4650 Lincoln Blvd.                        200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste. 420
Marina del Rey, CA 90292                  Los Angeles, CA 90059
Additional languages: Spanish             (310) 206-8272
(310) 823-8911
(310) 577-5544                            VA Greater LA Health Care
                                          System - West Los Angeles Division
Sheila Moore, LCSW, MSG                   11301 Wilshire Blvd.
Center for Geriatric Health               Los Angeles, CA 90073
Olympia Medical Center                    (310) 478-3711
5900 Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 932-5910
                                          San Fernando Valley
Olympia Medical Center
Center for Geriatric Health               Family Medicine Center
5901 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 303           Geriatric Assessment Clinic
Los Angeles, CA 90036                     801 S. Chevy Chase Dr., Ste. 230
Additional languages: Spanish & Tagalog   Glendale, CA 91205
(323) 932-5333                            Additional languages: Spanish, Armenian,
                                          Korean, Russian
St. Barnabas Alzheimer’s                  (818) 500-5586
Disease Center
University of Southern California         Northridge Neurological Center
675 S. Carondelet St.                     18433 Roscoe Blvd., Ste. 210
Los Angeles, CA 90057                     Northridge, CA 91325
Additional languages: Spanish, Korean,    (818) 349-2526
Mandarin, Cantonese & Armenian
(213) 388-4444                            S+AGE @ Sherman Oaks Hospital
                                          5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. 110
Diana Schneider, M.D.                     Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
USC County Medical Center                 Additional languages: German, Italian, Polish,
(323) 226-3638                            Hebrew
                                          (818) 990-2573
UCLA Healthcare 50 Plus                   (818) 341-7243
1250 16th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404                    Veteran’s Administration Greater
Additional languages: Spanish             Los Angeles Health Care System
(310) 319-4560                            - Sepulveda Division
(800) 516-5323 (toll-free)                16111 Plummer St. (116A-9)
(310) 319-4810 (fax)                      Sepulveda, CA 91343
                                          Additional languages: French, Spanish
                                          (818) 891-7711




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San Gabriel Valley                       Rafael Serna, M.D. (Geriatrician)
                                         6517 Eastern Ave.
                                         Bell Gardens, CA 90201
Alzheimer’s Disease Research
                                         (323) 773-8295
Center
USC Medical Center
                                         UCLA Healthcare 50 Plus
1510 San Pablo Ave.
                                         12401 Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
                                         Whittier, CA 90602-1006
(323) 442-7600
                                         (562) 698-0811
                                         (562) 693-4974 (fax)
Alzheimer’s Disease Research
Center of California                     William E.Vollero, M.D., Inc.
Rancho Los Amigos National
                                         (Geriatric Psychiatry)
Rehabilitation Center
                                         Geriatric Psychiatry
7601 Imperial Hwy., 800 West Annex
                                         595 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 302
Downey, CA 90242
                                         Pasadena CA 91101
(562) 401-8130
                                         (626) 795-7246
Wayne Chen, M.D. (Geriatrician)
University of Southern California
Healthcare Consultation Center II        South Bay / Harbor
1520 San Pablo St., Ste. 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90033                    Harbor UCLA Family Health
(323) 442-5100                           Center
                                         1403 Lomita Blvd.
Norman T. Chien, M.D.                    Harbor City, CA 90710
(Geriatrician)                           Additional languages: Spanish
375 Huntington Dr., Ste. G               (310) 534-7600
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 441-4231

Geriatric Neurobehavioral Program
Huntington Memorial Hospital
Geriatric Assessment Clinic
837 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Ste. 100
Pasadena, CA 91105
Additional languages: Spanish, Chinese
(626) 397-3127

Thien Kyaw, M.D. (Geriatrician)
7615 Eastern Ave.
Bell Gardens, CA 90201
(562) 927-1307




30 Diagnostic Centers
                             Elder Abuse

E     lder abuse is a serious problem in this country. Elder abuse can
      include but is not limited to:

         * Physical, sexual and emotional abuse
         * Neglecting or deserting an older person you are responsible for
         * Taking or misusing an elderly person’s money or property

Elder abuse can happen within the family. It also occurs in settings like
hospitals and nursing homes. If you suspect abuse of an older adult,
please contact one of the agencies listed below.

Adult Protective Services -               LA Country Dept. of Community &
Centralized Intake                        Senior Services
Los Angeles County                        http://dcss.co.la.ca.us
Provides assistance and assessments for
reported cases of suspected abuse.        Ombudsman
(213) 351-5401                            Deals with abuse in professional long-
Los Angeles 24-Hour Line                  term care settings such as assisted living
(800) 992-1660 (toll-free)                facilities and nursing homes.
(877) 477-3646 (toll-free)                (310) 393-3618
Outside of California                     (800) 334-9473
(800) 677-1116 (toll-free)

City of Los Angeles Dept. of Aging
http://losangeles.gs.networkofcare.org/
aging/elder_abuse.cfm




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                         Hospice Care
H     ospice services provide compassionate care, counseling and
      education for individuals, and families who are dealing with the
end of the caregiving journey. The focus of hospice care is to make the
patient comfortable and relieve as much of his or her pain as possible.
Antelope Valley                       Milestone Hospice, Inc.
                                      3807 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 888
Hoffman Hospice                       Los Angeles, CA 90010
1543 E. Palmdale Blvd., Ste. N        (213) 389-4700
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 948-8801                        Odyssey Health Care Inc.
                                      11266 Washington Pl.
ProCare Hospice                       Culver City, CA 90230
42442 10th St. West, Ste. D           (310) 636-8484
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 951-1146                        Roze Room Hospice
                                      5455 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 810
                                      Los Angeles, CA 90036
                                      (323) 938-1155
Los Angeles
                                      St. Martin Hospice
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center           1925 W. Temple St., Ste. 209
Hospice & Palliative Care             Los Angeles, CA 90026
8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 2802         (213) 413-4629
Los Angeles, CA 90211
(310) 423-9520 (Palliative Service)   Veterans (VA) of Greater LA
(800) 535-8446 (Hospice Referral)     Healthcare System
                                      11301 Wilshire Blvd.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center           Los Angeles, CA 90073
Hospice                               (310) 478-3711
222 S. San Vicente Blvd., Ste. 103
Los Angeles, CA 90048                 Village Manor Hospice
(310) 423-9520                        3860 Crenshaw Blvd., Ste. 219A
                                      Los Angeles, CA 90008
Kaiser-Permanente Hospice             (323) 299-9499
3699 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010                 Visiting Nurses Association
(323) 783-7416                        (Central Intake)
                                      517 E. Wilson Ave., Ste. 200
Los Angeles Hospice                   Glendale, CA 91206
3807 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1228        (818) 956-1860
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 389-4700




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Vitas Healthcare Corporation of CA   Valley Presbyterian Hospital
990 W. 190th St., Ste. 120           Palliative Care & Bereavement
Torrance, CA 90502                   Program
(310) 324-2273                       15107 Vanowen St.
                                     Van Nuys, CA 91409-9102
VNA Care                             (818) 902-5279
2826 East Foothill Blvd., Ste. 101
Pasadena, CA 91107
(818) 956-1860
                                     San Gabriel Valley
                                     Citrus Valley Hospice
San Fernando Valley                  820 N. Phillips Ave.
                                     West Covina, CA 91791
Assisted Home Hospice                (626) 859-2263
16909 Parthenia St.
Northridge, CA 91343                 HealthCare Odyssey
(818) 830-5003                       1900 W. Garvey Ave., South Ste. 200
                                     West Covina, CA 91790
Community Health Services            (626) 851-4000
3413 Pacific Ave.
Burbank, CA 91505                    Heartland Home Health & Hospice
(818) 953-4456                       1000 Lakes Dr., Ste. 225 & 200
                                     West Covina, CA 91790
Jewish Home Skirball Hospice         (877) 918-7128 (toll-free)
18855 Victory Blvd.                  (877) 918-2738 (toll-free)
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 774-3040                       Hospice of Presbyterian
                                     15050 Imperial Hwy.
ProCare Hospice                      La Mirada, CA 90638
10200 Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 145      (562) 947-3668
Mission Hills, CA 91345
(818) 895-8000                       Presbyterian Home Health
                                     15050 Imperial Hwy.
Providence Home Care & Hospice       La Mirada, CA 90638
3413 Pacific Ave., Ste. 201          (562) 902-7770
Burbank, CA 91505-1112
(818) 953-4456                       Hospice of Pasadena, Inc.
(888) 871-4663 (toll-free)           351 E Foothill Blvd.
(818) 953-7763 (fax)                 Arcadia, CA 91006
                                     (626) 397-3600
Sherman Oaks Hospital
4929 Van Nuys Blvd.                  Kaiser Hospice & Palliative Dept.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403               12200 Bellflower Blvd.
(818) 981-7111                       Downey, CA 90242
                                     (562) 622-4300




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Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
12401 Washington Blvd.
                                       South Bay/Harbor
Whittier, CA 90602-1006
                                       HomeReach Hospice
(562) 698-0811                         4647 Long Beach Blvd., Ste. C-4
(562) 693-4974 (fax)                   Long Beach, CA 90805
                                       (562) 424-9405
Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice
of Southern CA                         Long Beach Memorial Hospice
150 W. First St., Ste. 270
                                       Program
Claremont, CA 91711
                                       695 E. 27th St.
(909) 624-3574                         Signal Hill, CA 91335
                                       (562) 933-0910
Vitas Healthcare Corporation
598 S. Grand Ave.
                                       Milestone Hospice
Covina, CA 91724
                                       1500 Crenshaw Blvd.
(626) 918-2273                         Torrance, CA 90501
                                       (310) 782-1177
VNA Care
2826 East Foothill Blvd., Ste. 101
                                       Pathways Volunteer Hospice
Pasadena, CA 91107
                                       3300 South St., Ste. 209
(818) 956-1860                         Long Beach, CA 90805
                                       (562) 531-3031

Santa Clarita Valley                   Torrance Memorial Home Health
                                       & Hospice
Hoffman Hospice                        3330 Lomita Blvd.
1543 E. Palmdale Blvd., Ste. N         Torrance, CA 90505
Palmdale, CA 93550                     (310) 784-3739
(661) 948-8801
                                       Trinity Care Hospice
ProCare Hospice                        2601 Airport Dr., #230
42442 10th St. West, Ste. E            Torrance, CA 90505
Lancaster, CA 93534                    (800) 535-8446
(661) 951-1146
                                       Vitas Healthcare Corp. of CA
ProCare Hospice                        990 W. 190th St., Ste. 120
10200 Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 145        Torrance, CA 90502
Mission Hills, CA 91345                (310) 324-2273
(818) 895-8000
                                       Wells House Hospice
Providence Home Care & Hospice         245 Cherry Ave.
3413 Pacific Ave., Ste. 201            Long Beach, CA 90802
Burbank, CA 91505-1112                 (562) 435-9363
(818) 953-4456
(888) 871-4663 (toll-free)
(818) 953-7763 (fax)




34 Hospice Care
                    Housing Resources

D    o you have questions about your rights as a tenant? The agencies
     listed below help educate tenants about their rights and can
answer questions related to housing concerns.

General Resources                            National Resource Center on
                                             Supportive Housing and Home
A Place For Mom                              Modification
(818) 905-7992                               (213) 740-1364

Alternative Living for the Aging,            Living Independently in Los Angeles
Housing Alternatives for Seniors             (310) 390-3611
(323) 650-7988

Americana Referrals
(661) 733-0249
                                             Antelope Valley
                                             East Valley Handyworker Program
City of Los Angeles Housing                  5000 Colfax Ave.
Department Rent Stabilization                North Hollywood, CA 91601
Division                                     (818) 766-5165
Rent Stabilization Ordinance
(800) 994-4444

LA Housing Department Home                   San Fernando Valley
Secure
(866) 557-7638                               Housing Rights Center
                                             520 South Virgil Ave., Ste. 400
LA Housing Department                        Los Angeles, CA 90020
Handyworker Program                          (213) 387-8400
(866) 557-7368                               (213) 381-8555 (fax)

Menorah Housing Foundation
Offers affordable senior housing for those   San Gabriel Valley
who qualify
(310) 477-4942                               City of Cerritos - Residential
                                             Assistance Program (RAP)
US Department of Housing and                 18125 Bloomfield Ave.
Urban Development (HUD)                      Cerritos, CA 90703
Office of Public Housing                     (562) 916-1201
Provides information on rental assistance
and subsidy programs
(213) 894-8000




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36 In-Home Care
                         In-Home Care
I   n-Home Care is paid caregiving services in the home. These
    services can include assistance with personal care (bathing, dressing,
toileting, etc.) assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping,
laundry, grocery, shopping, or provide companionship. Please be sure to
ask agencies about their range of services; not all agencies provide the
same services.

Antelope Valley                       Home Instead Senior Care
                                      2440 Walnut St., Ste. E
Always Right Home Care                Newhall, CA 91321
9700 Reseda Blvd., Ste. 105           (661) 254-8701
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 886-1602                        Huntington Home Care
(877) 227-3616 (toll-free)            222 E. Glenarm St., Suite B
                                      Pasadena, CA 91106
Antelope Valley Homemakers and        www.huntingtonhomecare.com
Personal Attendants                   (626) 241-9220
18966 Soledad Canyon Rd.              (877) 405-6990 (toll-free)
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
                                      Independent Living Home Health
(661) 264-4700                        Care
                                      24328 S.Vermont Ave., Ste.#235
Assisted Health Care Services
                                      Harbor City, CA 90710
16909 Parthenia St., Ste. 201
                                      (310) 326-8716
North Hills, CA 91343
                                      (310) 534-4362 (fax)
(818) 894-7879
(818) 893-5510 (fax)                  MSSP Multipurpose Senior
                                      Services Program
Caring Connection
                                      732 Mott St., Ste. 150
22048 Sherman Way, Ste. 109
                                      San Fernando, CA 91340
Canoga Park, CA 91303
                                      Additional languages: Spanish
(818) 251-9909                        (888) 370-6777 (toll-free)
(888) 595-4555 (toll-free)            (818) 837-0746 (fax)
Comfort Keepers
                                      Santa Clarita Valley Homemakers
315 W. Pondera St., Ste. B
                                      18966 Soledad Canyon Rd.
Lancaster, CA 93534
                                      Santa Clarita, CA 91351
(661) 723-6600                        (661) 298-5010
(661) 723-0217 (fax)
                                      Sensible Senior Home Care
Family Circle Care
                                      PO Box 583
1543 E. Palmdale Blvd., Ste. E
                                      Adelanto, CA 92301
Palmdale, CA 93550
                                      (661) 944-4561
(661) 274-9763
(661) 274-9765 (fax)



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                                      Larry S. Spaeter, President/CEO


                           South Bay & West LA
                             (310) 316-8343

                 San Fernando & San Gabriel Valley
                          (818) 886-1602

      Specializing in:
      -   Patients recuperating from surgery or hospitalization
      -   Personal suffering from Alzheimer’s paralysis or related conditions
      -   Families seeking respite care
      -   The terminally or chronically ill who wish to remain at home
      -   Seniors desiring extra help and companionship in the home
      -   Anyone needing a helping hand



                The Road to Quality Care
                Always Right Home Care care providers
                include Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified
                Home Health Aides, Homemakers, and
                Companions who provide tender efficient care.
                Each caregiver is carefully screened, which
                includes a reference and background check. In
                addition, we make ongoing quality assurance
                calls after a care provider has been placed with
                you, to ensure your satsifaction.



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Senior Assistance Network, Inc.             Apex Homecare Services Inc.
20902 Demetz Road                           3350 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 900
Woodland Hills, CA 91364                    Los Angeles, CA 90010
Additional languages: Tagalog               (213) 380-1674
(818) 415-9619
(818) 688-3102 (fax)                        AssistaLife Family Assisted Care, LLC
                                            5855 Green Valley Circle, Ste. 205
                                            Culver City , CA 90230
Los Angeles                                 (310) 337-7095
                                            (310) 337-7096 (fax)
Accredited Nursing Care
5955 De Soto Ave., Ste. 160                 Assisted Health Care Services
Woodland Hills, CA 91367                    16909 Parthenia St., Ste. 206
(818) 986-1234                              North Hills, CA 91343
(800) 974-1234 (toll-free)                  (818) 894-7879
Advantage Homecare                          Caring Connection
2420 Virginia Rd.                           22048 Sherman Way, Ste. 109
Los Angeles, CA 90016                       Canoga Park, CA 91303
Additional languages: Spanish & French      (818) 251-9909
(323) 731-7069                              (888) 595-4555 (toll-free)
(323) 737-5430 (fax)
                                            Chinatown Service Center
Advantage Plus Agency                       112 North Chandler Ave., Ste. 105
22048 Sherman Way, Ste.#303                 Monterey Park, CA 91754
Canoga Park, CA 91303                       Additional languages: Chinese,Taiwanese,
Additional languages: Hungarian & Spanish   Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese & Korean
(818) 884-7300                              (626) 293-8733
(818) 884-7311 (fax)                        (626) 293-8308 (fax)
AltaMed Health Services                     Choice Senior Care
512 S. Indiana St.                          4607 Willowcrest Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90063                       Toluca Lake, CA 91602
(323) 307-0242                              (818) 766-2236
Always Right Home Care                      Comfort Keepers
9700 Reseda Blvd., Ste. 105                 220 N. Glen Oaks Blvd., Ste. A
Northridge, CA 91324                        Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 886-1602                              (818) 841-4040
American All Care Services                  Comfort Keepers
5322 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 250               17915 Ventura Blvd., Room 216
Los Angeles, CA 90036                       Encino, CA 91316
323-934-4749                                (818) 776-5060
Angels Care Nursing Services                Comfort Keepers
13663 Prairie Ave., Ste. D                  25124 Narbonne Ave., Ste. 102
Hawthorne, CA 90250                         Lomita, CA 90717
(310) 675-7309                              (310) 381-0009


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Continuity Care Staffing Services    Home Instead Senior Care
12722 Riverside Dr., Ste. 108B       5500 East Atherton St., Ste. 216
North Hollywood, CA 91607            Long Beach, CA 90815
(818) 761-2273                       (562) 596-4884

Dynamic Nursing Inc.                 Home Instead Senior Care
14260 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 300        5770 Melrose Ave., Ste. 205
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423               Los Angeles, CA 90038
(800) 955-9111 (toll-free)           (323) 466-2345
                                     Home Instead Senior Care
Extra Help at Home, Inc.
                                     6399 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 507
3879 Crenshaw Blvd., Ste. 203        Los Angeles, CA 90038
Los Angeles, CA 90008                (310) 275-5655
(888) 987-2435 (toll-free)
                                     Home Instead Senior Care
Family Circle Care                   2001 S. Barrington Ave., Ste. 209
1543 E. Palmdale Blvd., Ste. E       Los Angeles, CA 90025
Palmdale, CA 93550                   (310) 477-8300
(661) 274-9763
(661) 274-9765 (fax)                 Home Instead Senior Care
                                     5805 Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 101
Golden Choice                        Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
400 S. Beverly Dr., Ste. 311         (818) 783-9310
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 664-4866                       Home Instead Senior Care
                                     3825 Del Amo Blvd., Ste. 104
Home Helpers                         Torrance, CA 90503
2420 Virginia Rd.                    (310) 542-0563
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 731-7069                       Home Instead Senior Care
                                     596 N. Lake Ave., Ste. 204
Home Helpers/Good Daughters          Pasadena, CA 91101
8424A Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 767   (626) 486-0800
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 664-4866




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Huntington Home Care                      Partners in Care - MSSP
222 E. Glenarm St., Suite B               (Multipurpose Senior
Pasadena, CA 91106                        Services Program)
www.huntingtonhomecare.com                3737 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Ste. 400
(626) 241-9220                            Lynwood, CA 90262
(877) 405-6990 (toll-free)                Additional languages: Spanish
                                          (310) 632-9980
Independent Living Home Health            (310) 632-9984 (fax)
Care
24328 S.Vermont Ave., Ste.#235            Orange Grove Home Care
Harbor City, CA 90710                     PO Box 41259
(310) 326-8716                            Los Angeles, CA 90041
(310) 534-4362 (fax)                      Additional languages: Spanish,Tagalog,
                                          Armenian, Chinese, Korean, Russian
Maxim Healthcare Services                 (323) 259-2449
1055 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1436            (323) 257-7975 (fax)
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 250-4004                            Senior Assistance Network, Inc.
                                          20902 Demetz Road
Med-Link Nursing Services                 Woodland Hills, CA 91364
1307 W. 6th St., #209                     Additional languages: Tagalog
Corona, CA 92882                          (818) 415-9619
Additional languages: Spanish & Chinese   (818) 688-3102 (fax)
(951) 279-6333


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Silver and Gray Home Care                   Continuity Care Staffing Services
1601 N. Gower St., Ste. 210                 12722 Riverside Dr., Ste. 108B
Hollywood, CA 90028                         North Hollywood, CA 91607
(888) 975-4729 (toll-free)                  (818) 753-5106

Tender Touch Home Care                      Helping Hands for Seniors
21601 Devonshire St., Ste. 201              9420 Reseda Blvd., Ste. 308
Chatsworth, CA 91311                        Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 992-1391                              (818) 786-8088
                                            (888) 786-8088 (toll-free)
Visiting Angels
6901 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Ste. 202         Home Instead Senior Care
Woodland Hills, CA 91303                    3917 1/2 Riverside Dr.
(818) 887-3810                              Burbank, CA 91505
                                            (818) 843-8688
San Fernando Valley                         Home Instead Senior Care
                                            5805 Sepulveda Blvd.
Always Right Home Care                      Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
9700 Reseda Blvd., Ste. 105                 (818) 783-9310
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 886-1602                              Home Instead Senior Care
(877) 227-3616 (toll-free)                  17915 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 228
                                            Encino, CA 91316
AssistaLife Family Assisted Care, LLC       (818) 709-2733
5855 Green Valley Circle, Ste. 205          (877) 750-2633 (toll-free)
Culver City , CA 90230                      (818) 345-3869 (fax)
(310) 337-7095
(310) 337-7096 (fax)                        Huntington Home Care
                                            222 E. Glenarm St., Suite B
Advantage Plus Agency                       Pasadena, CA 91106
22048 Sherman Way, Ste.#303                 www.huntingtonhomecare.com
Canoga Park, CA 91303                       (626) 241-9220
Additional languages: Hungarian & Spanish   (877) 405-6990 (toll-free)
(818) 884-7300
(818) 884-7311 (fax)                        Independent Living Home Health
                                            Care
ComForCare Senior Services                  24328 S.Vermont Ave., Ste.#235
17411 Chatsworth St., Ste. 102              Harbor City, CA 90710
Granada Hills, CA 91344                     (310) 326-8716
SanFernandoValley@ComForcare.com            (310) 534-4362 (fax)
(818) 368-6800
(818) 368-6891 (fax)                        Med-Link Nursing Services
                                            1307 W. 6th St., #209
Comfort Keepers                             Corona, CA 92882
24355 Lyons Ave., Ste. 110                  Additional languages: Spanish & Chinese
Newhall, CA 91321                           (951) 279-6333
santa-clarita@comfortkeepers.com
(818) 360-1995



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Senior Assistance Network, Inc.             AssistaLife Family Assisted Care, LLC
20902 Demetz Road                           225 S. Lake Ave., Ste. 300
Woodland Hills, CA 91364                    Pasadena, CA 91101
Additional languages: Tagalog               (877) 337-7095 (toll-free)
(818) 415-9619                              (310) 337-7096 (fax)
(818) 688-3102 (fax)
                                            Autumn Cottage
Tender Touch Home Care                      1510 N. Kenmore Ave.
21601 Devonshire St., Ste. 201              Los Angeles, 90027
Chatsworth, CA 91311                        (323) 666-1121
(818) 882-8720
(818) 882-8001 (fax)                        Benchmark Home Care Services
                                            6 N. First Ave., #103
Visiting Angels                             Arcadia, CA 91106
6901 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Ste. 202         (626) 294-9450
Woodland Hills, CA 91303
(818) 887-3810                              Better Living Home Care Services
                                            307 N. Santa Anita Ave., Ste. E
                                            Arcadia, CA 91006
San Gabriel Valley                          (626) 396-1771

Advantage Plus Agency                       ComForCare Senior Services
22048 Sherman Way, Ste.#303                 23341 Golden Springs Dr., Ste. 105
Canoga Park, CA 91303                       Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Additional languages: Hungarian & Spanish   (909) 396-8786
(818) 884-7300
(818) 884-7311 (fax)                        Comfort Keepers
                                            220 N. Glen Oaks Blvd., Ste. A
AltaMed Health Services                     Burbank, CA 91502
512 S. Indiana St.                          (818) 841-4040
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(323) 307-0242                              Comfort Keepers
                                            1420 Claremont Blvd., #105 A
Apex Homecare Services, Inc.                Claremont, CA 91711
3350 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 900               (909) 625-6151
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 380-1674
(877) 234-2739 (toll-free)

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Community Home Care/Support        Home Instead Senior Care
255 E. Santa Clara St., Ste. 100   899 W. Foothill Blvd., Ste. H
Arcadia, CA 91006                  Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 574-7913                     (626) 599-2310

Home Instead Senior Care           Huntington Home Care
536 S. Second St., Ste. F          222 E. Glenarm St., Suite B
Covina, CA 91723                   Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 938-0113                     www.huntingtonhomecare.com
(888) 331-4472 (toll-free)         (626) 241-9220
                                   (877) 405-6990 (toll-free)
Home Instead Senior Care
3917 1/2 Riverside Dr.             Independent Living Home Health
Burbank, CA 91505                  Care
(818) 843-8688                     24328 S.Vermont Ave., Ste.#235
                                   Harbor City, CA 90710
Home Instead Senior Care           (310) 326-8716
424 N. Lake Ave., Ste. 302         (310) 534-4362 (fax)
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 486-0800                     Maxim Companion Services
                                   1111 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Ste. 455
Home Instead Senior Care           Pasadena, CA 91105
625 S. Palm St.                    (626) 441-1830
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 698-8600


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Med-Link Nursing Services                  Advantage Plus Agency
1307 W. 6th St., #209                      22048 Sherman Way, Ste.#303
Corona, CA 92882                           Canoga Park, CA 91303
Additional languages: Spanish & Chinese    Additional languages: Hungarian & Spanish
(951) 279-6333                             (818) 884-7300
                                           (818) 884-7311 (fax)
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
12401 Washington Blvd.                     Always Right Home Care
Whittier, CA 90602-1006                    9700 Reseda Blvd., Ste. 105
(562) 698-0811                             Northridge, CA 91324
(562) 693-4974 (fax)                       (818) 886-1602
                                           (877) 227-3616 (toll-free)
Right at Home                              The Caring Connection
1785 Locust St., Ste. #3                   22048 Sherman Way, Ste. 109
Pasadena, CA 91106                         Canoga Park, CA 91303
Additional languages: Armenian, Chinese,   (818) 251-9909
Korean, Spanish,Tagalog                    (888) 595-4555 (toll-free)
(626) 584-8130
(626) 584-8132 (fax)                       Comfort Keepers
                                           23560 Lyons Ave., Ste. 210
                                           Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Senior Assistance Network, Inc.            SantaClarita@comfortkeeepers.com
20902 Demetz Road                          (661) 287-4200
Woodland Hills, CA 91364                   (661) 287-4400 (fax)
Additional languages: Tagalog
(818) 415-9619                             Family Circle Care
(818) 688-3102 (fax)                       1543 E. Palmdale Blvd., Ste. E
                                           Palmdale, CA 93550
Sensible Senior Homecare Agency            (661) 274-9763
8478 SVL Box                               (661) 274-9765 (fax)
Victorville, CA 92395
(800) 288-5720 (toll-free)                 Home Instead Senior Care
(951) 537-6531(fax)                        2440 Walnut St., Ste. E
                                           Newhall, CA 91321
                                           (661) 254-8701
VIP Home Care Services, LLC
100 N. Brand Blvd., #215                   Huntington Home Care
Glendale, CA 91203                         222 E. Glenarm St., Suite B
(818) 539-2285                             Pasadena, CA 91106
                                           www.huntingtonhomecare.com
Visiting Angels                            (626) 241-9220
858 N. Diamond Bar Blvd.                   (877) 405-6990 (toll-free)
Diamond Bar, 91765
(909) 860-0333                             Independent Living Home Health
                                           Care
                                           24328 S.Vermont Ave., Ste.#235
Santa Clarita Valley                       Harbor City, CA 90710
                                           (310) 326-8716
Able Home Care Aide Services               (310) 534-4362 (fax)
24325 San Fernando Rd., Ste. 202
Newhall, CA 91321
(661) 284-1900
(866) 384-3226 (toll-free)
                                                           In-Home Care 45
Med-Link Nursing Services                   Med-Link Nursing Services
1307 W. 6th St., #209                       1307 W. 6th St., #209
Corona, CA 92882                            Corona, CA 92882
Additional languages: Spanish & Chinese     Additional languages: Spanish & Chinese
(951) 279-6333                              (951) 279-6333

MSSP Multipurpose Senior Services           Noble Care Solutions
Program                                     5150 E. Pacific Coast Highway, #209
732 Mott St., Ste. 150                      Long Beach, CA 90804
San Fernando, CA 91340                      (562) 961-9378
Additional languages: Spanish               (562) 961-9379
(888) 370-6777 (toll-free)
(818) 837-0746 (fax)

Santa Clarita Valley Homemakers
and Personal Attendants
18966 Soledad Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
(661) 264-4700


South Bay/Harbor
Advantage Plus Agency
22048 Sherman Way, Ste.#303
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Additional languages: Hungarian & Spanish
(818) 884-7300
(818) 884-7311 (fax)

Family Circle Care
1543 E. Palmdale Blvd., Ste. E
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 274-9763
(661) 274-9765 (fax)

Huntington Home Care
222 E. Glenarm St., Suite B
Pasadena, CA 91106
www.huntingtonhomecare.com
(626) 241-9220
(877) 405-6990 (toll-free)
Independent Living Home Health
Care
24328 S.Vermont Ave., Ste.#235
Harbor City, CA 90710
(310) 326-8716
(310) 534-4362 (fax)


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                                 Insurance
L    isted below are government agencies that may be helpful for
     finding and understanding government or private healthcare
coverage.

CA Department of Health                          Medi-Cal Regulation Specialists
Services - Medi-Cal (also known as               (MRS)
Medicaid)                                        Helps with navigating the complicated world
Provides health coverage that is determined      of Medi-Cal and how to get the most out of
by financial need, age and/or disability         your medical coverage.
(800) 952-5294                                   (877) 677-6334 (toll-free)

CA Department of Insurance                       Medicare
Consumer Hotline                                 Provides health benefits determined by age
Provides assistance with insurance,              and severe disability
complaints, claims, information and referrals.   (800) MEDICARE (633-4227)
(213) 897-8921
                                                 Social Security
Medi-Cal Managed Care                            Provides general assistance regarding Social
Ombudsman Program                                Security matters, as well as with Medicare
Provides assistance with Medi-Cal issues         complaints
(888) 452-8609                                   (800) 772-1213




                                                                           Insurance 47
        Legal & Financial Planning
E    lder law is a specialty in legal practice, covering estate planning,
     wills, trusts, arrangements for care, social security and retirement
benefits, protection against elder abuse (physical, emotional and
financial), and other concerns of older people.

Antelope Valley                          Los Angeles
Thomas P. Kestler, Esq.                  Michelle L. Abernathy
723 W. Lancaster Blvd.                   Gifford & Dearing
Lancaster, CA 93534                      700 S. Flower St., Ste. 1222
(661) 945-6115                           Los Angeles, CA 90017
(661) 945-5865                           (213) 626-4481

Thomas Von Tungeln, A.P.C                Leslie Barnett
857 W. Lancaster Blvd.                   12400 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 400
Lancaster, CA 93534                      Los Angeles, CA 90025
(661) 945-5868                           (310) 571-3680
(661) 723-7089 (fax)




    Proudly Supporting
    Health and Independence
    for Over 30 Years

     More than a Medicare health plan, SCAN® is dedicated to
     being a leading resource—not only for SCAN members, but for
     all Medicare recipients, their families and caregivers, health care
     providers, and the communities in which they live and work.


     1-800-915-SCAN | TTY Users: 1-800-735-2929

     Se habla español



                                         www.scanhealthplan.com
48 Legal & Financial Planning
Law Offices of R. Christine Brown   Health Insurance Counseling &
2377 Crenshaw Blvd., Ste. 330       Advocacy Program (HICAP)
Torrance, CA 90501                  Center for Health Care Rights, legal help for
Additional languages: German        Medicare & Medi-Cal beneficiaries
(310) 782-6322                      (800) 824-0780 (toll-free)
(310) 782-8040 (fax)
                                    Susan Jabowski
City of Redondo Beach Senior &      2215 Colby Ave.
Family Services                     Los Angeles, CA 90064
320 Knob Hill                       (310) 473-7000
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 318-0650                      Mitchell A. Karasov, Esq.
(310) 316-6467 (fax)                Law Offices of Mitchell A. Karasov
                                    5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Ste. 100
Collins Law Group                   North Hollywood, CA 91607
Collins Law Building                (818) 508-7192
3330 West Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90305                 Thomas D. Klarin, Esq.
(310) 677-9787                      5850 Canoga Ave., Ste. 400
                                    Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Steven A. Friedman                  (818) 710-7138
Law Offices of Steven A. Friedman
3550 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 420       Lawyer Referral & Information
Los Angeles, CA 90010               Service
Additional languages: Spanish       Los Angeles County Bar Association
(213) 386-5400                      (213) 243-1525 (referrals)
Leah V. Granof, Esq.                Frankie Fook-Lun Leung
16133 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 700       444 Flower St., Ste. 3010
Encino, CA 91436                    Los Angeles, CA 90071
(818) 981-0511                      Additional languages: Chinese
                                    (213) 228-8922

                                    Law Offices of Terry M. Magady
                                    11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 900
                                    Los Angeles, CA 90064
                                    (310) 478-6543

                                    Henry-Mora & Associates
       Kestler, Burton,             PO Box 64621
       & Dewberry, LLP              Rancho Park, CA 90064
                                    Additional languages: Spanish
          723 W. Lancaster Blvd.    (310) 815-9104
           Lancaster, CA 93534
             (661) 945-6115
             (661) 949-9192
           (661) 948-4772 (fax)

           TKESTLER@KBDLLP.COM
         RSDERRYBERRY@KBDLLP.COM
           JBURTON@KBDLLP.COM


                                    Legal & Financial Planning 49
Janet Morris                       Wilfredo Trivino Perez & Associates
Bet Tzedek Legal Services          12400 Wilshire Blvd., 15th Floor
145 S. Fairfax Ave., Ste. 200      Los Angeles, CA 90025
Los Angeles, CA 90036              Additional languages: Spanish
Additional languages: Spanish      (310) 571-2802
(323) 549-5830
                                   Kim Williams, Caregiver Advocate
Caren Nielsen                      Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Law Offices of Caren R. Nielsen    145 S. Fairfax Ave., Ste. 200
15760 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 1520     Los Angeles, CA 90036
Encino, CA 91436-3026              (323) 939-0506
(818) 501-3100
(818) 461-0559 (fax)               Kayretha Hale Willis
                                   Law Offices of Kayretha Hale Willis
Law Offices of Sara Polinsky       880 W. 1st St., Ste. 302
510 W. 6th St., Ste. 1220          Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles, 90014                 (213) 617-1035
Additional languages: Russian
(213) 612-5090                     Christine J. Wilson
(213) 488-1176 (fax)               Tyler & Wilson
                                   5455 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1925
Donald L. Scoggins                 Los Angeles, CA 90048
Mary K.Vo                          Additional languages: Spanish & Armenian
Scoggins & Vo                      (323) 655-7180
3580 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2515
Additional languages: Vietnamese
(213) 386-8085                     San Fernando Valley
Jeffrey C. Segal                   Ronald Berman
Selman Breitman                    Law Offices of Berman & Berman
11766 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor    20350 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025              Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(310) 445-0800                     (818) 593-5050

Brian Sheppard                     Bonnie Marie Bursk, Esq.
Law Offices of Brian Sheppard      Law Offices of Savin & Bursk
18075 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 109      10663 Yarmonth Ave.
Encino, CA 91316                   Granada Hills, CA 91344
(818) 342-5799                     Additional languages: Spanish
                                   (818) 368-8646
Valley Bet Tzedek
12821 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 769-0136




50 Legal & Financial Planning
Neal S. Dudovitz                                               Gina G. MacDonald, Esq.
SF Valley Neighborhood Legal Services                          27013 Langside Ave., Ste. A
13327 Van Nuys Blvd.                                           Santa Clarita, CA 91351-2557
Pacoima, CA 91331                                              (661) 251-1300
Additional languages: Spanish & Chinese
(818) 896-5211                                                 F. Bentley Mooney, Jr.
                                                               F. Bentley Mooney, Jr., Inc.
Sean D. Ethington                                              4605 Lankershim Blvd., Ste. 718
28005 N. Smyth Dr., Ste. 108                                   North Hollywood, CA 91602
Valencia, CA 91355                                             (818) 769-4221
(661) 295-4604
(661) 295-4605 (fax)                                           Janet Morris
                                                               Valley Bet Tzedek
Mitchell A. Karasov                                            12821 Victory Blvd.
Law Offices of Mitchell A. Karasov                             North Hollywood, CA 91602
5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd., 2nd Floor                            Additional languages: Spanish, Russian,
North Hollywood, CA 91607                                      Gernman& Yiddish
(818) 508-7192                                                 (818) 769-0136

Thomas D. Klarin
5850 Canoga Ave., Ste. 400
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 710-7138




                                 tHE
                                           LAW OFFICES
                                 SARA POLINSKY
                                            OF


      Our goal is to provide each of our clients with a comprehensive plan for their estate and/or long term care
      planning needs, since every case is different.

      All of our clients receive the individual assessment analysis and attention their situation requires.

                                              * Living Trusts
                                              * Medi-Cal Eligibility
                                              * Asset Protection
                                       Serving all of Southern California

                                                            Member
                                        State Bar of California, Trusts & Estates Section
                                     National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
                                   California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)



                                                510 W. 6th St., #1220
                                               Los Angeles, CA 90014
                                            Phone: 213-612-5090
                                                 Fax: 213-488-1176

                                                             Legal & Financial Planning 51
Caren R.Nielsen, Esq.                  Asian Pacific American Legal
Glantz, Nielsen, Gillin & Scott, LLP   Center
15760 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 1520         1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor
Encino, CA 91436                       Los Angeles, CA 90017
(818) 501-3100                         (213) 977-7500

Howard A. Schnee                       Asian Pacific American Dispute
Law Offices of Howard A. Schnee        Resolution Center
5550 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Ste. 200    1145 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 100
Woodland Hills, CA 91367               Los Angeles, CA 90017
(818) 999-1434                         (213) 250-8190
Brian J. Sheppard, Esq.                Stephen Bezaire
18075 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 109          2700 E. Foothill Blvd., Ste. 306
Encino, CA 91316                       Pasadena, CA 91107
(818) 342-5799                         (626) 585-6970
Dorn M.Tisser                          Ruth A. Phelps
23622 Calabasas Rd., Ste. 123          Phelps, Schwarz, & Phelps
Calabasas, CA 91302                    527 S. Lake Ave., Ste. 106
(818) 222-9085                         Pasadena, CA 91101-3529
                                       (626) 795-8844
William Walsh
Walsh, Delaney & Yep Attorneys         Sara Polinsky
42306 10th St. West, Ste. C            Law Offices of Sara Polinsky
Lancaster, CA 93534                    510 W. 6th St., Ste. 1220
(661) 945-3184                         Los Angeles, CA 90014
                                       Additional languages: Russian
Stuart D. Zimring                      (213) 612-5090
Law Offices of Stuart D. Zimring       (213) 488-1176 (fax)
12650 Riverside Dr.
North Hollywood, CA 91607              Leslie D. Rasmussen
(818) 755-4848, ext. 103               Hegé & Rasmussen
                                       550 W. Duarte Rd., Ste. 4
                                       Arcadia, CA 91007
San Gabriel Valley                     (626) 447-3539

                                       San Gabriel Lawyer Referral/
Carlos Arcos, Elder Law Attorney
                                       Information
225 W. Fairview Ave.
                                       1175 E. Garvey Ave., Ste. 105
San Gabriel, CA 91776
                                       Covina, CA 91724
(626) 284-9003
                                       (626) 442-6973
                                       (877) 487-3337 (toll-free)




52 Legal & Financial Planning
Santa Clarita Valley                 Law Offices of R. Christine Brown
                                     2377 Crenshaw Blvd., Ste. 330
                                     Torrance, CA 90501
Sean D. Ethington                    Additional languages: German
28005 N. Smyth Dr., Ste. 108         (310) 782-6322
Valencia, CA 91355                   (310) 782-8040 (fax)
(661) 295-4604
(661) 295-4605 (fax)
                                     Popeney & Lebetsamer, LLP
                                     3868 Carson St.
Mitchell A. Karasov, Esq.            Torrance , CA 90501
Law Offices of Mitchell A. Karasov   (310) 540-5203
5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Ste. 100
Valley Village, CA 91607
                                     Winnie Weshler Conservators of
(818) 508-7192
                                     Southern CA
                                     904 Silver Spur Rd., Ste. 425
Gina G. MacDonald, Esq.
                                     Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
27013 Langside Ave., Ste. A
Santa Clarita, CA 91351-2557
                                     (310) 221-0443
(661) 251-1300

Law Offices of Caren Nielsen
15760 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 1520
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 501-3100

William Walsh
Walsh, Delaney & Yep Attorneys
42306 10th St. West, Ste. C
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-3184


South Bay/Harbor
Alex R. Borden & Scott P. Schomer
Borden Law Offices
1515 Crenshaw Blvd., Ste. 107
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 787-7577




                                     Legal & Financial Planning 53
                                         Safety
C     oncerned about the safety of your loved one? The agencies listed
      below can help with a variety of safety and emergency issues, such
as preventative measures for home safety as well as emergency response.

Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return                Lifeline: Cedars-Sinai Medical
ID program that prevents wandering; it help        Center
locate and return people with Alzheimer’s          A personal response service that provides
disease and other memory impairments. To           24-hour assistance via a push button
register, please call helpline or visit website.   device worn by the person registered in the
(800) 272-3900 (Helpline)                          program.
(800) 633-5767 Linea de Ayuda (local)              (310) 423-5468
                                                   (800) LIFELINE
County of Los Angeles Assistance
Living                                             MedicAlert Foundation
Referrals to local senior centers for help with    Medical ID services through wearing a
emergency housing, transportation, food, legal     registered ID bracelet. Once the foundation
issues and other resources.                        is contacted, complete medical information
(213) 738-4004                                     is accessed to safeguard a person’s health in
                                                   critical life threatening situations.
Health Watch-Personal Emergency                    (800) 432-5378
Response System, Inc.
Provides emergency assistance via a device         Wanderguard
connected to your telephone.                       An emergency device that helps locate
(888) 565-7377                                     people who wander.
                                                   (800) 824-2996
Housing Department -
Handyworker Program
Free minor home repairs for older adults
throughout Los Angeles County,
(213) 367-3226 (Referral to local office)
(213) 367-9223 (General Information)

Jewish Family Services - Home
Secure Program
Provides home safety and security services
for low-income older adults. Serves specific
geographic areas.
(323) 937-5855 (LA)
(818) 762-5892 (SFV)




54 Safety
                   Support Groups
S   upport groups are organized groups of people who come together
    to share and learn about providing care for a loved one. These
groups can help ease feelings of caregiver depression and being
overwhelmed as well as provide information and support for caregivers.

There are many types of support groups available in Los Angeles
County. To provide you with the most appropriate and accurate
information, we offer support group referrals over phone. Please call us
at the following locations for more information.



         Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley
           & North San Fernando Valley
                  (661) 945-4852

            Central LA, San Fernando Valley
                      & South Bay
                    (213) 740-1376

                      San Gabriel Valley
                       (626) 457-4131




                                                Support Groups 55
                          Transportation
T   here are community transportation services available for
    seniors and disabled persons. If your loved one needs special
accomodations, please be sure to mention them when you contact the
agency.

General Resources                              Antelope Valley
Access Services                                Antelope Valley Transit Authority
Transportation for disabled individuals        (AVTA)
including people with Alzheimer’s              1031 West Ave., L-12
(800) 827-0829                                 Lancaster, CA 93534
                                               (661) 945-9445 Ext. 200
Access Transportation
(800) 883-1295

CityRide                                       San Fernando Valley
(213) 808-RIDE
(310) 808-7433                                 ONEgeneration
                                               17400 Victory Blvd.
Dial-A-Ride                                    Van Nuys, CA 91406
Curb-to-curb transportation program for        (818) 708-6625
seniors. Sliding scale fare available.         (818) 774-0350 (fax)
(323) 666-0895
(818) 908-1901
(213) 808-7433 (registration)                  San Gabriel Valley
Little Tokyo Service Center
Provides transportation services to SSI and    City of Claremont - Senior
medical appointments in specific geographic    Citizens Program
areas in Los Angeles County.                   660 N. Mountain Ave.
(213) 473-1602                                 Claremont, CA 91711
                                               Additional languages: Spanish
WISE Senior Services                           (909) 399-5488
This services provides low-cost, shared ride   (909) 621-7320
service and curb-to-curb transportation in
the West Los Angeles area.
(310) 394-9871                                 Santa Clarita Valley
MSSP Multipurpose Senior Service               Santa Clarita Valley Transit
Program - Lynwood Office                       Authority
(310) 632-9980                                 (661) 294-1287
(310) 632-9984 (fax)




56 Transportation
                   Other Resources
L    isted below are other resources you may find useful as a caregiver.

Antelope Valley                       Financial Services
                                      Consumer Credit Counseling
Victor’s Personal Errand Services     Service of LA - Palmdale Office
2501 West Sierra Hwy., #5             (800) 750-2227
Acton, CA 93510
(661) 733-0790
                                      Los Angeles
Meals on Wheels
Antelope Valley Committee on Aging    City of LA - Dept. on Disability
44421 10th Street West, Ste. D        333 South Spring St., Ste. D-2
Lancaster, CA 93534                   Los Angeles, CA 90013
(661) 942-6244                        (213) 485-6334
Durable Medical Equipment Services    Heaven’s Touch Personal Concierge
Burns Prescription Pharmacy           Service
866 West Lancaster Blvd.              8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste.#110
Lancaster, CA 93534                   Los Angeles, CA 90045
(661) 942-1461                        Provides personal assistance and errand
(661) 942-8986 (fax)                  services to the senior community.
                                      (213) 703-1452
Antelope Valley Pulmonary Care
340 West Milling                      Leeza’s Place (Assistance League)
Lancaster, CA 93534                   1370 N. St. Andrews Pl.
(661) 942-9995                        Hollywood, CA 90028
(888) 382-9152 (toll-free)            Leeza’s Place is an intimate and safe living
                                      room environment where caregivers and
Antelope Valley Sickroom Supply
                                      loved ones recently diagnosed with any
44814 North Date Ave.
                                      memory disorder can gather for education
Lancaster, CA 93534
                                      and support.
(661) 942-0455
                                      (323) 460-6877
                                      (323) 460-6893 (fax)




                                                   Other Resources 57
Leeza’s Place (Olympia Medical Center)         American Cancer Society
5901 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. #300A              (213) 386-6102
Los Angelesm, CA 90036
Please see above description for Leeza’s       Complete Care Medical Supply, Inc.
Place (Assistance League).                     (818) 986-9833
(323) 323-932-5414                             (877) 861-8000 (toll-free)

Space Creators                                 Healthcare Equipment, Inc.
1052 S. Citrus Ave.                            Culver City, CA 90230
Los Angeles, CA 90019                          (310) 390-0988
Helps with organizing and creating more        (800) 390-7867 (toll-free)
space in the home, whether you are moving
or simply need a little bit of organization.   Health n Home
(323) 936-7805                                 (800) 339-9456 (toll-free)
Durable Medical Equipment Services             MOMS
Advanced Care Medical Equipment                Home Healthcare Products
(877) 668-6749 (toll-free)                     25230 Ave. Stanford
                                               Valencia, CA 91355
Accredited Medical Equipment &                 (800) 232-7443 (toll-free)
Supply                                         (800) 622-3429 (fax)
(818) 986-1234
(800) 974-1234 (toll-free)                     Ideal Homecare
                                               (800) 233-9349 (toll-free)




58 Other Resources
Never Give Up, Inc.                       Leeza’s Place (Circle of Care)
(310) 306-5526                            5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. #110
                                          Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
TLS Medical Supply                        Leeza’s Place is an intimate and safe living
(818) 407-0709                            room environment where caregivers and
(800) 280-9663 (toll-free)                loved ones recently diagnosed with any
                                          memory disorder can gather for education
Jewish Family Service/Home                and support.
Service                                   (818) 817-3259
330 N. Fairfax Ave.                       (818) 817-3263 (fax)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Additional languages: Spanish,Tagalog &   SF Valley Interfaith Council
Armenian                                  Meals to the Homebound
(323) 937-5855                            Bernardi Multipurpose Senior Center
(818) 762-5892                            6514 Sylmar Ave.
(323) 857-1872 (fax)                      Van Nuys, CA 91401
                                          (818) 988-7188
Financial Services                        (818) 781-3300
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
306 Bora Bora Way, #212
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 821-2532
                                          San Gabriel Valley
(310) 821-4763                            Durable Medical Equipment Services
                                          Convalescent Aid Society
Jewish Free Loan Association              3255 E. Foothill Blvd.
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. #715            Pasadena, CA 91107
Los Angeles, CA 90048                     Free loan of medical equipment
(323) 761-8830                            (626) 793-1696
(323) 761-8841 (fax)


San Fernando Valley:                      Santa Clarita Valley
Housing Rights Center                     Santa Clarita Valley Committee on
520 South Virgil Ave., Ste. 400           Aging Corporation
Los Angeles, CA 90020                     22900 Market St.
(213) 387-8400                            Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(800) 477-5977                            (661) 259-9444
(213) 381-8555 (fax)                      (661) 259-1647 (fax)

JFS/SOVA Community Food and
Resource Program
16439 Vanowen St.
Van Nuys CA 91406
(818) 988-7682




                                                        Other Resources 59
                Help for Caregivers
A    nyone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member,
     a friend, or a neighbor who is frail, sick, or disabled is a caregiver.
The person receiving care could live at home or in a care facility.

Consider your situation:
- List your problems so you know what kind of help you need.
- How well does my loved one function?

Informal Help
Friends
Family           They can help you with         Specific tasks
Neighbors                                       Emotional Support


Information & Referral Organizations
Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center                   1-800-540-4442
Area Agency on Aging (AAA)                              1-800-510-2020
LA City Dept. on Aging                                  1-800-339-6993

Case Management
A case manager helps you locate and manage services for long-term
needs.

Adult Day Care
Offers participant time to enjoy peer support and receive health and
social services. There are two main types of Adult Day Care Services:

        Adult Day Social Care        Adult Day Health Care
        - Social Activities          - Same services as social care
        - Meals                      - More intensive health &
        - Recreation                 social services
        - Education




60 Help for Caregivers
               Placement Options
You may need to think about facility care when…
- You provide around-the clock care (or supervision)
- Your own health is greatly affected
- You are suffering from exhaustion, stress and isolation


Alzheimer’s Care Facilities
- For individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Designed to provide maximum independence for residents in a secured
facility

Assisted Living Facilities
- Private rooms or apartments with common area for activities and
meals
- Emphasis on independence and privacy
- Provides recreational and social activities

Board and Care
- For individuals unable to live alone but do not need skilled nursing
care
- Usually traditional homes in a residential neighborhood
- Shared bathrooms, bedrooms and living spaces

Retirement Communities
- Large complexes that offer options ranging from independent living to
skilled nursing facility
- People often start living independently, the progress through various
levels of care as their needs increase

Skilled Nursing Facility (Nursing Home)
- Continuous nursing services under a Registered Nurse or Licensed
Vocational Nurse
- Shared bathrooms, bedrooms and living spaces
- Help with all aspects of personal care


                                              Placement Options 61
                         Websites to Visit
www.agenet.com                                   www.thecircleofcarefoundation.org
Information and referral network for             Leeza’s Place
caregivers and seniors. Its most notable         Leeza’s Place is an intimate and safe living
feature is its selection of search engines for   room environment where caregivers and
housing, geriatrics, lawyers, care managers,     loved ones recently diagnosed with any
and hospice care.                                memory disorder can gather for education
                                                 and support.
www.aagpgpa.org
American Association of Geriatric Psy-           www.link2care.org
chiatry                                          Link2Care
Information on a wide variety of older adult     An Internet site offering information on every
mental health issues.                            facet of caregiving for dementia. You’ll find
                                                 help with care planning, decision-making,
                                                 informational articles, and a community of
www.aahsa.org                                    caring friends.You can even consult experts
American Association of Homes and                for medical, legal, and caregiving advice.
Services for the Aging
Providing information on healthy, affordable,
ethical aging services.
                                                 www.losangelescrc.org
                                                 Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center

www.aarp.org                                     www.losangeles.networkofcare.org
American Association for Retired Per-            Network of Care
sons (AARP)                                      Interent-based community resource for the
Very diverse web page with many different        elderly and people with disabilities.
areas of interest for caregivers, including an
online chatroom.
                                                 www.nahc.org
                                                 National Association for Home Care
www.benefitscheckup.org                          This association provides an online guide on
Benefits Check Up                                how to choose a home care agency. Its web
User-friendly service that identifies federal    site also lists resources by state.
and state assistance programs for older
adults.
                                                 www.elderabusecenter.org
                                                 National Center on Elder Abuse
www.caregiver.org
Family Caregiver Alliance
This agency serves only California, but its      www.nfcacares.org
excellent web site offers helpful information    National Family Caregivers Association
and informative links for both in-and out-of-    A national organization offering support to
state caregivers.                                caregivers along with free membership in
                                                 the organization.

                                                 www.medicarerights.org
                                                 Medicare Rights Center


62 Websites
       Special Thanks

         LACRC
      Resource Guide
        2008-2009
                Designed by
            Jenny Hung, M.A.
             Program Specialist

           Edited & compiled by
             Leah Manuzon
            Program Assistant



Special thanks to the following staff members
   for their contributions to this project:

           Emanuel Alvarez
              Grace Avila
            Donna Benton
             Shawn Herz
            Sarita Michaca
           Coleen Nakamura
            Kenia Noriega
             Claudia Yepez

    The project is funded, in part, by the
Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging.




                                    Special Thanks 63
           Notes




64 Notes
Important Phone Numbers




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