While thinking about adult care for an elderly parent usually inspires guilty feelings in the adult child, it actually offers loads of benefits for everyone. Whether you choose out-patient care or nursing home care, the health-related benefits are obvious. But daycare also provides a renewed feeling of autonomy and independence, plus increased opportunities for companionship and recreation.
Adult daycare also allows the primary caregiver to get back to the things in life that may have taken a backseat – running errands, personal time, better concentration at work and a renewed sense of relaxation when you get home.
By the time you need to assess daycare options for aging folks, it’s likely you may also be in your mid-years. AARP offers a world of information for every stage of life, click here to learn more.
Assessing Family Needs
Adult and Senior Care Links
- Aging Workforce News
- American Society on Aging
- Boomer’s Roadmap to Aging in Place
- California Area Agencies on Aging
- California Assocation of Public Authorities for IHSS
- California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics
- California Department of Aging
- Care Facilities County List Capacity
- California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
- Family Caregiver Alliance
- Financial Resources for Seniors
- National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
- Nutrition Guide for the Aging and Elderly
- Retirement Business Ideas
- San Francisco Senior Center
- Senior Surf
- Sharon Art Studio
- SYPBS Adult Dance Class
- Alzheimer’s Association
- The Department of Health Care Services
- Search for a Facility
- Senior Health Resources
- Adult Day Program Regulations
- Paying for Senior Care
- Living Senior- Senior Living Options in San Francisco
- Veteran Benefits for Seniors
San Francisco Resources
- Curry Senior Center
- Institute on Aging
- San Francisco Adult Protective Services
- San Francisco Office of Aging
- SF Get Care
- San Francisco Department of Human Services
- San Francisco Adult Protective Services
- Elder Abuse: Warning Signs, Risk Factors, Prevention, and Help
In-Home vs. Facility
Certified Financial Planners — Financial Planning Association offers links to advisors to help you maximize your resources. For assistance with low income needs of seniors, please visit the agencies in each county for more information.
- Alameda County Area Agency on Aging
- Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging
- Marin County Division Of Aging
- Napa-Solano Area Agency on Aging
- San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services
- San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services
- San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services
- Silicon Valley Council on Aging
United States Social Security Administration
For an interesting and informative history of Social Security that may help de-mystify benefits, click here. Looking ahead – visit the Social Security Benefit Calculator.
If you need access to benefit information for another person, contact a Social Security Representative Monday through Friday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM at: 1-800-772-1213.
If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing, call our toll-free TTY number: 1-800-325-0778.
The Social Security Administration offers a wide array of webinars to help various groups understand various issues (click on the webinar option).
California Office of Health Information Integrity offers entry into the world of California services and funding ideas.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available for the disabled.
Understanding Tax Implications
It’s always a good idea to understand the implications of your financial decisions. As you plan or as you manage the affairs of another person, making the most of those resources is essential to avoiding costly tax mishaps.
Click here for the California Certified Public Accountant (CalCPA) society and their consumer guide to finding a qualified professional. If you are caring for another person outside of California, please visit the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for a state listing of professional societies.
Click here for more information about public accountants in California.
California Society of Enrolled Agents also offers a search service to find a qualified EA.
This section focuses on services offered in each SF Bay Area county to assist the elderly and those in need of paratransit assistance.