~ Support Services For Seniors & Families ~

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The organizations and professionals on this page provide knowledge and experience to seniors and their caregivers. They may offer videos/DVD's, audio tapes, newsletters, books, pamphlets, magazines and help lines. Many offer services and products. Some offer websites, which makes much of their information available right now!

Also, if these resources cannot help you with a specific issue, many times they can point you in the direction of the information or solution you are trying to find.

Of course, you can always feel free to give us a call us at Keepsake Companions - (800) 505-1730. We would be happy to help in any way we can.

1-800-MEDICARE (Esp)
Phone: (800) 633-4227
TTY: 1-877-486-2048

Website: www.medicare.gov

Information on Medicare benefits and drug discount cards.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Esp)
Phone: (800) 358-9295
TTY: (888) 586-6340

Website: www.AHQR.gov

Free information on health care for seniors.

AIS - Aging and Independence Services
Phone: 800-510-2020

Website: www.SDCounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/AIS

This is San Diegoís Area Agency on Aging. AIS provides services to older adults, people with disabilities and their family members, to help keep clients safely in their homes, promote healthy and vital living, and publicize positive contributions made by older adults and persons with disabilities.

American Board of Medical Specialties
Phone: (866) 275-2267

Website: www.ABMS.org

Information about specialists' training.

American Chronic Pain Association
Phone: (916) 632-0922 (Not toll-free)

Website: www.theACPA.org

Support and information for people with chronic pain .

American College of Surgeons (Esp)
Phone: (800) 621-4111

Website: www.facs.org

Information on common operations and choosing a surgeon.

AT Network (Esp)
Phone: (800) 390-2699
TTY: (800) 900-0706

Website: www.ATnet.org

Information on equipment for seniors/people with disabilities.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (Esp)
Phone: (800) 474-1116

Website: www.CANHR.org

Find a nursing home and get help if you have a problem.

California Foundation for Independent Living Ctr.
1234 H Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814-1912
Phone: (916) 325-1690 (Not toll free)
TTY: (916) 325-1695

Website: www.CFILC.org

Resources for people with disabilities.

California Hospital Association
Phone: (800) 494-2001

Website: www.CalHealth.org

Free Advance Health Care Directive forms.

California Office of Patients' Rights
100 Howe Ave., Suite 210N
Sacramento, CA 95825-8202
Phone: ( 916) 575-1610 (Not toll free)
E-mail: COPR@disabilityrightsca.org

Website: COPR website

Advocacy for patients hospitalized with mental illness. The California Office of Patients' Rights (COPR) is a unit within Disability Rights California.

California Registry
Phone: (800) 777-7575

Website: www.CalRegistry.com

Information on hospice and long-term care.

Caregiver Coalition of San Diego

Website: www.CareGiverCoalitionSD.org

The Caregiver Coalition mission is to identify and address the needs of Caregivers through advocacy efforts and collaboration of a broad coalition membership in order to improve the overall quality of life for Caregivers, their families and the community.

Clinical Trials

Website: www.ClinicalTrials.gov

Information on clinical trials.

Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Phone: (877) 322-7299
TTY: (877) 322-7288

Website: www.DCARA.org

Resources for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Disability Rights Advocates

Website: www.DRAlegal.org

Information on health care rights for people with disabilities.

ElderHelp of San Diego
4069 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: (619) 284-9281

Website: www.ElderHelpOfSandDiego.org

ElderHelp provides personalized services and information to help San Diegoís seniors stay in their homes, remain independent and live with dignity. Services include companionship, transportation, home sharing, and other support services.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Phone: (800) 445-8106

Website: www.Caregiver.org

Information and resources for family caregivers.

Health Consumer

Website: www.HealthConsumer.org

Health care information in different languages.


Website: www.Healthfinder.gov

Easy-to-use health website.


Website: www.HealthScope.org

Information on California HMOs and hospitals.

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