For questions, contact Senior Information & Assistance at 707-468-5132 (or 1-800-510-2020 within Lake and Mendocino Counties) or email us at IASpecialist@hotmail.com.
These programs develop plans for coordinated care of individuals who, because of age, illness, disability, or other difficulties, are unable to arrange for services on their own behalf. Services include assessment of needs, coordination of needed services, and monitoring/follow-up of services to determine their effectiveness.
Community Care Management Corp.
301 S. State St., Ukiah
Multi-program, private non-profit agency that helps people in Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma counties to live independently at home. See www.communitycare707.com. Programs include:
· Community Care HIV/AIDS Program (CCHAP)
8050 Lake St., #A, Lower Lake
301 S. State St., Ukiah
Care management and support services for persons in Lake and Mendocino Counties who have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS. Lower Lake Drop-in Center provides counseling, social activities, informational meetings, support groups, and literature to persons living with HIV and AIDS, their family, friends, and caregivers.
· Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)
8050 Lake St., #B, Lower Lake
205 S. Main St., Fort Bragg
301 S. State St., Ukiah
Care management services to assist persons age 65+ to remain safely at home. Clients must be Medi-Cal eligible without a share of cost, and at risk for institutionalization.
Mendocino County AIDS, Viral, Hepatitis Network (MCAVHN)
148 Clara St., PO Box 1350, Ukiah
Case management, practical assistance, emotional support, drop-in center, referral and information, food vouchers, transportation, rent and utilities assistance. HIV/HCV counseling and testing, syringe exchange, HCV support groups, and client socials. For any person affected by, living with, or at risk for HIV/HCV in Mendocino County. CUSOC case management for those with co-occurring disorders (mental health/substance abuse). See www.mcavhn.org.
Provides supervision and care of clients while the usual caregiver receives a break. Also see health section “Disability or Condition Specific Supports: Cognitive & Memory Loss” for other programs that may be of help to those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or a similar condition.
Hospice of Ukiah ~ Volunteer Respite Care for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
620 S. Dora St., Ste. 101, Ukiah
391-8931 or 367-0560 Respite program
462-4038 general Hospice line
Redwood Caregiver Resource Center
1140 Sonoma Ave., Ste. 1B, Santa Rosa
800-834-1636 or 542-0282
Provides services, including possible respite, to assist caregivers of older, frail individuals, or to assist older caregivers of people of any age who have disabilities. Also provides counseling and support for family caregivers of adults with adult onset cognitive impairments (traumatic brain injury, stroke, early onset dementia) through education, research, services, and advocacy. Helpful fact sheets and links at website: www.redwoodcrc.org.
Redwood Coast Medical Services ~ Shamli Volunteer Hospice/Respite Program
PO Box 1100, Gualala
884-4005 or 412-6018
Provides symptom and supplemental management and respite at no cost to families dealing with life threatening or chronic illness. See www.rcms-healthcare.org.
Home visits by medical professionals (such as registered nurses, physical/occupational/speech therapists), home health aides, and social workers for those unable to leave home to receive these services. Prescribed by a doctor and paid by medical insurance subject to policy limitations.
Adventist Health Clear Lake Home Care Services ~ Lake County
9245 Hwy 53, PO Box 532, Lower Lake
Adventist Health Home Care & Phoenix Hospice
100 San Hedrin Cir., Willits
800-606-9596 or 459-1818
Mendocino Coast Home Health
700 River Dr., Fort Bragg
Sutter Care at Home
889 11th St., Lakeport
800-675-5595 or 263-7400
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Provides a wide range of services to meet individual need and assure the recipient can live safely at home. These services may include house cleaning, shopping, cooking, laundry and personal care. Eligibility: Medi- Cal eligible, 65+ or legally blind or disabled by Social Security standards, disabled children.
16170 Main St., Unit C, PO Box
9000, Lower Lake
888-221-2204 or 995-4680
764 S. Franklin St., PO Box 1306, Fort Bragg
877-327-1677 or 962-1000
747 S. State St., PO Box 839, Ukiah
877-327-1799 or 463-7900
221 S. Lenore Ave., Willits
800-771-2453 or 456-3740
These agencies offer services that may include homemaking chores, personal care, transportation and shopping, protective supervision, social reassurance, and end-of- life care. To learn more about hiring caregivers, see Redwood Caregiver Resource Center’s “Hiring In-Home Help” fact sheet at www.redwoodcrc.org/factSheets.php (scroll down to the Home Care links).
32924 Odom Ln., Fort Bragg
Service area: Coastal area from The Sea Ranch to Westport. See www.anderssoncare.org.
Home With Us, LLC
923 19th St., Lakeport
Service area: Lake and Mendocino
Counties. See www.homewithus.com.
Lake Caregivers/Mendocino Caregivers
1102 S. Main St., Ste. 3A, Fort Bragg
877-964-2001 or 964-2000
Mendocino Nursing Services
1102 S. Main St., Ste. 3, Fort Bragg
800-462-0717 or 964-5556
Services by Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses including but not limited to physician ordered injections and medications, respiratory and wound care, and pain control management. (Sister agency to Lake Caregivers/Mendocino Caregivers.) Service area: Lake and Mendocino Counties. See www.mendocinonursing.com.
Sequoia Senior Solutions, Inc.
1372 N. McDowell Blvd., Ste. S, Petaluma
825 S. Main St., Lakeport
Lake County 262-1477
Mendocino County 462-3227
Service area: Lake and Mendocino Counties. See www.SequoiaSeniorSolutions.com.
Community Resources Connection (CRC)
PO Box 336, Gualala
800-395-8984 or 884-4562
For residents of the coastal area between Elk and Timber Cove, including Annapolis, caring volunteers attempt to link ambulatory passengers needing transportation to rides. Also provides referrals to other types of support by community services and providers (such as professionals, tradespeople, and volunteers). A program of RCMS (Redwood Coast Medical Services). See www.crconnection.org.
Konocti Senior Support, Inc. Friendly Visitors
14310 Memory Ln., PO Box 6668, Clearlake
Home visits by trained volunteers who offer friendship, understanding, and companionship. Eligibility: Lake County resident age 55+ and homebound, isolated, lonely, or needing comfort and support. See www.konoctiseniorsupport.com/.