Agewise Counseling
Diane M Wilson, MFT
Resources
For Family Caregivers

Family Caregiver Alliance
Excellent website for caregivers with many free handouts and even a free legal consultation for family members. Also an online support group.
www.caregiver.org
415 434-3388

Benefits Check-Up Tool
National Council on Aging site that guides user through questions and identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans.
www.benefitscheckup.org

Network of Care: Seniors and People with Disabilities - San  Francisco
Community-based resources and tools for seniors and families.
sanfrancisco.networkofcare.org

New Old Age Blog (New York Times)
A good source of articles about aging and caregiving from the perspective of adult children.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com

San Francisco - Adult Protective Services
If you suspect possible abuse or neglect of elders or disabled/dependent adults, call this number to make a report and get information.
415 557-5230  (24 hours) or 800 814-0009


For Seniors

AARP
A membership organization for people 50 and over that advocates for seniors and provides information and resources. Many useful links.
www.aarp.org
1800 566-0242


Medicare
This is the official website for people with Medicare.
www.medicare.gov
1800 MEDICARE


National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Good source to find out about Healthy Aging A-Z
www.cdc.gov/aging

Alzheimer's Association
This website is a clearinghouse for information on Alzheimer's disease and dementia. It includes links to local chapters, current research and information for caregivers.
www.alz.org/norcal
1800 272-3900


CANHR
A non-profit advocacy group that offers consumer counseling, lawyer referral service, as well as a guide to nursing homes, assisted living communites, and continuing care communities in California.
www.canhr.org
415 974-5171 or 1 800 474-1116 (toll-free; consumers only)

San Francisco County - Department of Aging and Adult Services
The local Area Agency on Aging is a valuable resource and provides information on home care, transportation, nutrition sites, health insurance counseling, available housing, adult day-care centers, etc.
www.sfgov.org
415 355-6700
Call (or email) Diane to set up a consultation: 415 440-1243


Diane Wilson, MFT                                                          415 440-1243
1526 Franklin Street                                                         Email Me
San Francisco, CA  94109