Resources

Elder Abuse

Adult protective Services (Contra Costa)                                                                                                           www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/Adult-Protective-Services    877-839-4347

Alameda District Attorney                                                                                                                                  www.alcoda.org

CANHR (California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform) canhr.org CANHR helps people deal with issues related to nursing homes, Medi-Cal planning, conservatorships, and elder abuse. They have a lawyer referral service available, as well.  800-474-1116 or 415-974-5171

California State Attorney General's Office 800-952-5225

Contra Costa County District Attorney

Elder Financial Protection Network 415-897-9393

Legal Assistance for Seniors 510-832-3040

Long Term Care Ombudsman 925-646-2070

National Do-Not_Call Registry 888-382-1222

Public Guardian's Office(Contra Costa) 925-646-2901

The Elder Law Center serves those 65 and older who need pro bono representation for financial elder abuse matters.   866-543-8017

Contra Costa County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service The CCCBA maintains a panel of attorneys who take on  elder law matters for low income individuals.  925-825-5700

Health Care

Hospice of the East Bay Offers a variety of support groups and workshops for people experiencing grief and loss after the death of a loved one. Individual grief counseling for Hospice families is also available. All groups and workshops are offered without fee and require preregistration. 925-887-5678

In Home Support Services (IHSS) 800-510-2020

John Muir Health offers a wealth of health-related and other resources to seniors. 925-947-3300

Mt. Diablo Center for Adult Day Health Care (Pleasant Hill) 925-682-6330

The Cancer Support Community Offers free support, education and stress management for cancer patients and their family and caregivers, including general support groups for all types of cancer patients as well as cancer-specific groups, support groups for caregivers and life after cancer. Groups meet at the Wellness Community in Walnut Creek. 925-933-0107

Health Insurance

HICAP Appointments The Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program (HICAP) offers its services free to anyone on Medicare or at least 60 years old with questions about health insurance coverage. Appointments are available the second Wednesday and the fourth Tuesday of every month. Appointments are required.

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy)  800-510-2020

Medi-Cal/Food Stamp Service Center 866-663-3225

Senior Housing

How to evaluate a residential care facility

How to file a complaint about a residential care facility

John Muir Senior Services 925-947-3300

Residential Care Guide (CANHR)

Local Organizations

Adult Day Services Network of Contra Costa 925-682-1000

Alzheimers Association of East Bay 800-272-3900

Family Caregiver Alliance 800-445-8106

Senior Helpline Services - Rides for Seniors 925-284-2207

Meals on Wheels 925-937-8311

Statewide Senior Services Information 800-510-2020

John Muir Senior Services 925-947-3300

Mt. Diablo Center to Adult Day Health Care Provides quality, structured day recreation and therapy services for the frail elderly, disabled adults, and adults with Alzheimer's and related dementia. Serves family members and other caregivers through support groups, educational seminars and referral services. 925-682-6330

Senior Outreach Services Home-chore registry, Meals on Wheels, Friendly Visitor Program, Senior Nutrition and care management. 925-937-8311

Senior Peer Counseling 925-521-5640

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