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Changing Places: Should Your Parents Move in with You?

Lisa's mother, Ruth, has been living alone since her father died five years ago. Ruth has been active at church and eats lunch at the local senior center a couple of times a week. Lisa does the food shopping, takes Ruth to doctors' appointments and has her over to her house for dinner, usually once a week.

Estrategias para motivar a su ser querido (Strategies for motivating your loved one)(Spanish)

Es fácil que una persona de la tercera edad que está enferma llegue a sentirse deprimida y que su vida se centre entorno a su enfermedad. En muchos sentidos, la casa donde el individuo está confinado se convierte en un mundo. Frecuentemente, las únicas salidas de casa son las visitas al médico y los únicos cambios que ocurren en la vida inmediata son causados por aspectos relacionados con la enfermedad.

Derechos del cuidador (Caregiver Rights)

Como cuidador, yo...

Hands-On Skills for Caregivers

When you’re a caregiver, finding time to take care of your own physical needs is difficult enough, but taking care of the physical needs of someone else is even more challenging. Assisting someone else to dress, bathe, sit or stand when they are upset, agitated or combative—often the case when caring for someone with a brain disorder such as Alzheimer’s disease—requires special strategies. The following five techniques can make taking care of a loved one’s physical needs easier.

Sorportando el Calor

Todo el mundo está incomodo cuando hace mucho calor. Sin embargo las personas de la tercera edad, las descapacitadas o las que tienen condiciones crónicas de la salud, pueden sufrir un ataque o estrés provocado por el calor aun cuando hace menos de 100 grados.

Gradualmente, con la edad, perdemos la habilidad para transpirar o regular la temperatura de nuestros cuerpos. Las personas de la tercera edad no sienten de calor de la misma manera que lo sentían cuando eran más jóvenes. La piel de las personas mayores es más fina y no ofrece tanta protección contra el sol.

Programs and Services Overview

FCA's work intersects three key areas: caregiver services, policy and research.  But across all agency programs, the services and products developed and delivered are based on real needs of real caregivers - those families we hear from and work with every day.   Specific business lines include:

Caregiver Services on the regional and national levels include:

California's Caregiver Resource Centers

Every year, California's nonprofit Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs), serve more than 14,000 families and caregivers of adults affected by chronic and debilitating health conditions including dementia, Alzheimer's disease, cerebrovascular diseases (such as stroke or aneurysms), degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and multiple sclerosis, or traumatic brain injury (TBI), among many others.

SF Bay Area Services for Family Caregivers

Who We Serve

FCA serves as the Bay Area's Caregiver Resource Center―there are Caregiver Resource Centers throughout California.

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