RESOURCES

The Alzheimer's Association
Provides supportive programs and services to help people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers deal with the disease and its impact on their lives.

The UC San Diego, Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC)
Established in 1984, one of the original five of the Alzheimer's Disease Centers supported by the National Institute on Aging, a branch of the National Institutes of Health. Their clinicians and basic researchers have been instrumental in making a number of discoveries which have helped the scientific community understand the clinical presentation and the basic biology of the disease, as well as basic research into potential targets for therapeutic intervention.

Caregiver Coalition
Are you helping care for a family member? The Caregiver Coalition of San Diego is an alliance of agencies that provide services for Family Caregivers. We are dedicated to supporting caregivers through education and advocacy. Whatever your needs, we can help you plan and face the challenges.

Children of Aging Parents
Children of Aging Parents is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation's nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation's growing elderly population.

ElderHelp of San Diego
ElderHelp provides personalized services and information for San Diego’s growing population of seniors to help them remain independent and live with dignity in their own homes. Services include companionship, transportation, home sharing, and other support services.

Family Caregiver Alliance
FCA is a public voice for caregivers. Our pioneering programs-- information, education, services, research, and advocacy-- support and sustain the important work of families nationwide caring forloved ones with chronic, disabling, health conditions.

George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, Inc.
Founded in 1982, The George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, Inc. is San Diego's community resource leader for dementia-specialized adult day health care, family support services, and community and career-building educational programs.

National Family Caregivers Association
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers' lives by removing barriers to health and well being.

The National Institute of Aging (NIA)
One of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institute of Health (NIH), leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people.

San Diego County Aging and Independent Services
AIS provides services to older adults, people with disabilities and their family members, to help keep clients safely in their homes, promote healthy and vital living, and publicize positive contributions made by older adults and persons with disabilities.One of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institute of Health (NIH), leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people.

San Diego County Information and Referral Services
Connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free phone service and searchable online database. Using the power of technology and innovation, we connect people to the help they need.

Senior Options Today
Your resource for locating senior services, exploring options in senior living, healthcare, retirement, legal issues, finance, home care, events and more!

Stein Institute for Research on Aging
The Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, an Organized Research Unit of the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, is dedicated to the development and application of the latest advances in biomedical and behavioral science knowledge to issues of successful (healthy) aging and the prevention and reduction of the burden of disability and disease in late life.

Southern Caregiver Resource Center
A private, nonprofit organization that helps families and caregivers by providing services that are inclusive of all issues related to caring for an older adult. Services include respite care, caregiver classes, mentoring, and literature.

Technology and Aging Coalition of San Diego
The San Diego Technology & Aging Coalition is a consortium of professionals and older adults who are passionate about helping seniors learn about and benefit from technology. The Coalition grew out of the County of San Diego's Aging Summit, a biennial event which brings together older adults and senior service providers for a day of learning and discussion of critical issues. Aging Summit 2010 focused on technology and its importance in the lives of older adults.

UCSD Senior Behavioral Health
The Senior Behavioral Health is a 14-bed inpatient acute geriatric psychiatry service. It was established in July 1997 to provide the highest quality individualized clinical care for senior adults needing behavioral health and medical treatment, and to do so in a clinically sophisticated, safe, comfortable, supportive and responsive treatment environment. Senior adult patients who are 65 and older are admitted voluntarily to the Unit for short-term treatment and care. Treatment services are provided by a multi-disciplinary and multi-specialty team and delivered with an integrated approach to the patient’s psychiatric and medical conditions.