Local Resources  

Elder Law Attorneys

“Elder law” is a special branch of the law that has to do with issues of special concern for older adults. People consult an elder law attorney when they are setting up a living trust. Or when they are creating a will. Elder law attorneys can also help in situations where families are worried that an older relative may no longer be safe living alone at home. Or if they have concerns about a loved one’s ability to handle finances wisely. Elder law attorneys can also advise you about financial options, tax matters and Medicare coverage for long-term care.

MacFarlane Legal (https://www.macfarlanelegal.com/)
Call: 916-674-2066
9701 Fair Oaks Boulevard,Suite 100
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Law Office of Colleen J Watters (http://www.cjwatterslaw.com)
Call: 916-225-3570
641 Fulton Ave. Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825

Financial Planners

As retirement looms and income earning years draw to a close, it’s important to have a nest egg. Financial planners can help you manage your loved ones assets. They can also help you determine your own retirement needs and set savings goals while investing your money in a manner that matches your personal style. (Some people are said to have a high risk-tolerance. This means they tend to be more willing to take chances with their money on the possibility that they can earn more interest. Others have low risk-tolerance, meaning they would prefer security and a more predictable rate of growth.) Whatever your investment style, a financial planner can work within your comfort level to help you achieve your monetary goals.

Leave it to Jeralyn (www.leaveittojeralyn.com)
Call: 916-804-7771
2443 Fair Oaks Blvd #450
Sacramento, CA 95825

Geriatric Care Managers

These professionals understand the process of aging. Plus they know the many physical, emotional and financial pressures that families come under when caring for an older relative. It’s difficult to be objective when a loved one is having problems. Adult siblings frequently disagree about the severity of the issues. And they often have different ideas about the best way to handle the situation. A geriatric care manager provides perspective. He or she can do an assessment and give you and your family a sense of any threats to independence. The geriatric care manager can then recommend home modifications. Or, he or she can direct you to community services, or alternate living arrangements. The goal is to suggest workable options that will support your relative’s current and future needs. Because this type of help is non-medical, it is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

Step Ahead Senior Care (https://stepaheadseniorcare.com)
Call: 916-813-9202
1337 Howe Ave Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95825

Aging Plan-it (www.agingplan-it.com)
Call: 916-790-5131
2351 Sunset Blvd Suite 170 #753
Rocklin, CA 95765

Advocacy for Health (http://www.advocacyforhealth.com/)
Call: 916-501-2734
Serving the Greater Sacramento Area

Seniors First (http://seniorsfirst.org)
Call: 800- 878-9222
12183 Locksley Lane, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95602

Home Health Care (medical assistance at home)

Home health care is a program that allows patients who cannot leave home easily to receive periodic visits from a nurse or other medical specialist. Often this is when someone is recovering from a surgery. But it can also involve management of an illness that needs periodic medical attention. The care might include a nurse overseeing the healing of a wound. Or it could be a physical therapist coming out to help with exercises after a hip replacement. This type of care is called “Home Health Care” because it is medical in nature. It differs from in-home care, which involves non-medical help. Because home health involves medical specialists, it may be paid for, in part or in whole, by Medicare.

Nurses Choice Home Care (www.nurseschoicehomecare.com)
Call: 916-929-9041
1333 Howe ave , Suite 208
Sacramento CA 95825

Advanced Home Health and Hospice (ahhsac.com)
Call: 916- 978-0744
4370 Auburn Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95841

Hospice and Palliative Care

If the person you care for has a serious, life-threatening illness, he or she might start to think more about the quality of his or her days, rather than the quantity. This is especially true if treatments are difficult and offer only a slim chance of recovery.

For those with incurable conditions, whose focus is to remain comfortable and pain free, hospice is a wonderful option. It is available at no cost to persons on Medicare. A nurse makes regular home visits. A home health aide comes several times a week to help with bathing. And the services of a chaplain and social worker are available for spiritual, emotional and social support. A volunteer can even come for a few hours a week to give the family caregiver some time off.

People often think that hospice is only for the last few days of a person’s life. Not true! It is available for weeks and months. Most families say they wish they had signed on to hospice sooner. Palliative care is similar to hospice, but is available even while a person continues to seek curative treatment. Ask you doctor if hospice or palliative care services are appropriate support for your family member.

Advanced Home Health and Hospice (ahhsac.com)
Call: 916- 978-0744
4370 Auburn Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95841

Bristol Hospice (bristolhospice.com)
Call: 916-782-5511
2140 Professional Dr # 210
Roseville, CA 95661

Compassionate Crossings (www.compassionatecrossings.net)
Call: 916-241-5212
Serving the Greater Sacramento Area

In-Home Care (non-medical)

In-home care is for individuals who need assistance with personal tasks. These are non-medical in nature, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, or going to the bathroom. Kind and knowledgeable caregivers can provide much needed assistance and companionship so your loved one can stay comfortably and safely at home. Because this type of help is non-medical, it is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

All For You Home Care (www.allforyouhomecare.com)
Call: 916-479-8554
1321 Howe Ave Suite 111
Sacramento, CA 95825

Cemetery and Funeral Services

ABC Cremation Society (http://www.abccremationsociety.com/)
Call: 916-288-9433
8180 Elder Creek Rd. #1
Sacramento, CA 95824

Medical House Calls

House Calls is a mobile concierge practice delivering in-home care to geriatric patients.

House Calls of Carmichael (housecallsofcarmichael.com)
Call: 916-245-6464
Serving the Greater Sacramento Area

Financial Caregiver Resources

Del Oro (www.deloro.org)
Call: 916-728-9333
8421 Auburn Blvd Suite 265
Citrus Heights, CA 95610

IHSS (http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/PG1296.htm)
Call: 916-874-9471
P.O. Box 269131
Sacramento, CA 95826

Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-term care insurance (LTC or LTCI) is an insurance product, that helps pay for the cost of long-term care.Long-term care insurance covers care generally not covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid.

Susan Dutra
Long-Term Care Planning Resourse
Call: 916-207-1641
Serving the Greater Sacramento Area

Durable Medical Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is any equipment that provides therapeutic benefits to a patient in need because of certain medical conditions and/or illnesses.

MCIlwain Mobility Solutions (WWW.MCILWAINMOBILITY.COM)
Call: 916-248-4029
8451 Friar Tuck Way
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Broadway Medical (www.broadwaymed.com)
Call: 916-927-4047
123 Commerce Cir
Sacramento, CA 95815

Bischoff’s Medical Supplies (http://www.bischoffmedical.com/)
Call: 916- 974-1100
2590 Alta Arden Expy
Sacramento, CA 95825

Veteran Services

Helps Families with VA Aid and Attendance Pension

Dale Drury
Financial Solutions for Veterans,seniors and their spouses
Call: 916-439-0508
6261 Hazel Avenue #2127
Orangevale, CA 95662

Technology

Fall detection is a hot topic in any senior living community. While great strides have been made in fall prevention techniques and guidelines, about 1,800 seniors die each year as a result of injuries sustained during a fall. Today, systems are designed to go where you go whether home or away using cellular, GPS and 2 way communication.

With technology you can monitor activity levels,location trackers even medication reminders.
Fred Stapleton
Health Tech Solutions
Call: 916-317-8070
Serving the Greater Sacramento Area

Estate Sale and Liquidation

Keep the family’s budget in mind by professionally managing the sale of treasured possessions.

Liquidation of the saleable items that are left behind is a great way to offset other expenses that families incur when moving or setting an estate. 


Bethany Brown
Caring Transations (https://caringtransitionsNeSac.com)
Call: 916-347-3022

Real Estate Services

Rich Canzneaux Real Estate Group
916-454-0323
3001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95816