It is often very challenging to begin incorporating exercise into your daily life. Many caregivers face time, emotional, and financial barriers to exercising when they are actively providing care for a loved one. As you may know, taking care of yourself is also very important. You are visiting our website because, perhaps, you are on a journey of self-care. The following links include some free resources for caregivers that you may find helpful to assist you with care provision while you begin exercising.
Alzheimer’s Association Trial Match:
Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch is a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies. Our continuously updated database of Alzheimer's clinical trials includes more than 225 promising clinical studies being conducted at nearly 700 trials sites across the country.
Family Caregiver Distress Assessment Tool:
Use this Family Caregiver Distress Assessment to identify the things that might make caregiving more challenging for you, and what you can do to address these challenges.
Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others
Articles, Resources, and Videos about caring for yourself as a caregiver.
Northern California Resources:
Family Caregiver Alliance/Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center:
These services include information, emotional support, assessment, care planning, links to community resources, legal/financial consultation, respite services, counseling, publications and educational programs. Most services are free or low cost.
Areas Served: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara.
Phone: (415) 434-3388, (800) 445-8106. Email: [email protected]
Address: 180 Montgomery Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA, 94104.
Alzheimer's Association (Northern California Chapter):
Alzheimer’s Association provides a variety of resources including support groups, professional support, respite resources and and peer support systems for Alzmeimer’s Caregivers all over the country.
Areas Served: Mountain View, Greater Bay Area, Northern California.
Phone: (800) 272-3900 (24 hour helpline). Email: [email protected].
Lotsa Helping Hands (Online Caregiving Community):
Lotsa Helping Hands is a private, web-based caregiving coordination service that allows family, friends, neighbors and colleagues to create a community and assist with the daily tasks that become a challenge when caring for an aging loved one or during long-term caregiving.
Areas Served: All of California
Phone: (800) 658-8898. Email: [email protected].
Redwood Caregiver Resource Center:
Offering support and assistance to caregivers of adults with brain impairments through education, research, services and advocacy throughout the Redwood Empire.
Areas Served: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma Counties.
Phone: (707) 542-0282, (800) 834-1636 (regional). Email: [email protected].
Address: 141 Stony Circle, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, California 95401
Stanford Geriatric Education Center:
The mission of the SGEC is to improve the quality of health care and the quality of life of diverse older adults in the United States by educating health care professionals about the health and social service needs of older people, particularly the ethnic minority older adults and their families, with a special emphasis on the cultural context of these needs.
Areas Served: Stanford.
Phone: (650) 721-1023. Email: [email protected].
Address: 1215 Welch Road, Modular B, Stanford, CA 94305
Valley Caregiver Resource Center:
Valley Caregiver Resource Center is a non-profit agency that assists seniors and caregivers. VCRC offers a unique, comprehensive umbrella of services designed to help elders and their families master the challenges that accompany the aging process.
Areas Served: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne Counties.
Phone: (559) 224-9154, (800) 541-8614 (regional). Email: [email protected].
Address: 3845 North Clark Street, Suite 201, Fresno, California 93726