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Phone numbers and URLs of various organizations that you may find helpful.

AARP www.aarp.org (800) 424-3410
AARP http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving/ 
Covers all the logistics of setting up long-term care
(800) 424-3410
The Administration on Aging, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, provides comprehensive information on all aspects of elder care. http://aoa.gov/ (800) 677-1116
Adult Protective Services (800) 414-2002
Aging Parents and Elder care http://www.aging-parents-and-elder-care.com/index.html (630) 960-5106
Alliance (resources on memory loss and brain injury) www.caregiver.org (415) 434-3388
Leading Age http://www.leadingage.org/ (202) 783-2242
American Psychological Association (information on stress and depression) www.apa.org (800) 374-2721
Assisted Living Federation of America (consumer education brochures, checklist) www.alfa.org (703) 691-8100
California Bar Association (pamphlets on estate planning, wills and living trusts) www.calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_home.jsp (415) 538-2000
Council on Aging www.careaccess.org  (800) 510-2020 or
(408) 296-8290
California Department of Consumer Affairs, Cemetery & Funeral Programs www.dca.ca.gov/cemetery (800) 952-5210
CareGuide Locator (housing options, financial & legal info, support groups) www.careguide.com (888) 389-8839
Centre for Living With Dying www.billwilsoncenter.org/services/all/living.html (408) 980-9801
Citizen's Guide to Preventing & Reporting Elder Abuse .
Contact Cares (federally funded health information company)
www.billwilsoncenter.org/services/all/contact.html 
(408) 279-8228
Elder Care Locator (social & human services information)
http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx
(800) 677-1116
El Camino Hospital (Health Line) (800) 216-5556
ElderCare Online (chats, resource guides, newsletters, articles) www.ec-online.net .
Elder Financial Prevention Network (EFPN) provides education, information, resources, and tools regarding prevention and protecting ourselves and our loved ones from Elder Financial Abuse/Exploitation. .
Family Caregiver Alliance links to elder care resources, organizations and fact sheets. http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp (800) 445-8106
Hospice of the Valley www.hospicevalley.org (408) 947-1233
Internal Revenue Service www.irs.ustreas.gov (800) 829-3676
Kara Grief Support www.kara-grief.org (650) 321-5272
Lockheed Martin Retirement Services Office (866) 562-2363
Lotsa Helping Hands offers a group calendar to help families coordinate the tasks involved in elder care.  http://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/  
Lumetra (Federally funded health information company Formerly known as CMRI.) www.lumetra.com (415) 677-2000
 
Medicare www.medicare.gov (800) 633-4227
Mid-Peninsula Bereavement Groups (Mtn. View and Redwood City) (650) 947-4252
Ombudsman Program (nursing home issues) (800) 231-4024
Palo Alto Medical Center Community Health Resource Center (650) 614-3200
Social Security Administration www.ssa.gov (800) 772-1213
Texas Department on Aging (social & human services) www.dads.state.tx.us/ (800) 252-9240
Visiting Nurse Association of America (information on home health care & hospice) www.vnaa.org (888) 866-8773
Well Spouse Foundation (support groups, chats) www.wellspouse.org (800) 838-0879
Note:The planning tips and guidelines on these pages are not intended as legal advice, nor to be construed as legal advice. For any legal or tax issues related to your personal situation, you should consult a qualified legal professional or tax adviser.
 

 

 

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