Get free help in finding resources if you’re caring for seniors who need help with daily living activities or caring for anyone suffering from conditions such as a traumatic brain injury, dementia, stroke, or Alzheimer’s.
Valley Caregiver Resource Center (VCRC) offers a unique, comprehensive umbrella of services designed to help elders and their families master the challenges that accompany the aging process. As long-standing advocates and collaborators in preserving the health and quality of life of others, our aim is to promote personal and community well-being.
Valley Caregiver Resource Center system helps families and communities master the challenges of caring for adults with brain impairing conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s and traumatic brain injury.
To be eligible for services, a client must be caring for an adult with a cognitive impairing condition that occurred after the age of 18 (for example: dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury,Parkinson’s disease), or someone 60 years and older in need of assistance with daily living activities (services for those caring for someone 60 and older are available in various counties where VCRC has the Family Caregiver Support Program).
Video Courtesy of American Ambulance
Valley Caregiver Resource Center provides information and assistance on all aspects of care.
We assist caregivers in exploring immediate and long term care options, and provide support and guidance in decision making.
In addition to facilitating our own support groups, we provide referrals to other existing support groups and assistance in establishing groups where needed.
Valley Caregiver Resource Center offers a wide variety of free classes and training for all caregivers.
A free consultation is available to our clients with an attorney experienced in issues relevant to their caregiving. The attorney will provide advice in such areas as establishing durable powers of attorney, conservatorship, financial planning and clarification of community property laws.
Short-term counseling with family members is available to help identify problems and explore solutions. Assistance is given in obtaining on-going counseling when needed.
Subsidies are available for in-home care, day care and transportation that assist families caring for an adult at home.
Specialized education about research, diagnosis, behavioral management, stress reduction, and other issues related to caregiving can be arranged.
VCRC will provide speakers on caregiver and senior-related topics to any interested group. We welcome opportunities to share this information with professional associations, community groups, senior centers, faith-based organizations, unions, women’s groups, political clubs, benevolent organizations, and any other interested group. There is no charge for this service. Call our office staff for more information or to schedule a presentation.