Resources

Local resources

Adult Protective Services – Santa Clara County

Adult Protective Services receives and investigates reports of abuse or neglect regarding elders (anyone age 65 or older) or dependent adults (ages 18 to 64) who because of mental or physical disability are unable to protect themselves and advocate on their own behalf. Adult Protective Services is available to respond to urgent situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Alzheimer’s Activity Center

The Alzheimer’s Activity Center provides programs and support services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other related conditions.  If you are looking for quality daytime care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other related condition, the AAC offers a sense of community where respect, dignity and personal growth are priorities. You will have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is receiving the best professional care.

Best of Home Care

Are you looking for a reliable in home senior care provider? Best of Home Care can help you find the best home care providers in your area through their extensive database of Home Care Pulse Certified™ and Best of Home Care® providers. Just enter your zip code to find outstanding care near you.

California Commission on Aging

The Commission (CCOA) serves as “the principal advocate in the state on behalf of older individuals, including, but not limited to, advisory participation in the consideration of all legislation and regulations made by state and federal departments and agencies relating to programs and services that affect older individuals.” It is the principal advisory body to the Governor, State Legislature, and State, Federal and local departments and agencies on issues affecting older individuals.

California Department of Aging

The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. The Department administers funds allocated under the federal Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, and through the Medi-Cal program.

Dementia Care Coaching (Tiffany Mikles)

Dementia Care Coaching educates and supports families and caregivers of people with dementia and provides a variety of services including family consultations, dementia care management, professional caregiver training and community guest speaking.  Dementia Care Coaching is owned and operated by Tiffany Mikles who is an Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Qualified Dementia Care Provider and Certified Senior Advisor.  Tiffany is currently facilitating six dementia caregiver support groups in the South Bay.

Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center

The Parkinson’s Institute (The PI) provides comprehensive patient care, while discovering new treatment options to improve the quality of life for all Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients.  The PI is America’s only independent non-profit organization combining research and patient care for PD under one roof.  The PI has helped thousands of PD patients better manage their disease, developed new treatments for PD, and published groundbreaking research aimed to close the gap between science and practical care.

Senior Centers – Silicon Valley Healthy Aging Partnership

Silicon Valley and Santa Clara County offer a variety of locations for older adults to gather, take classes, and socialize.  The link takes you to a current list of senior centers resources.

TAMS Wellness

TAMS (Toward A Magnificent Self) Wellness is owned and operated by Tami Anastasia.  Tami has successfully merged the two disciplines of counseling and personal training to form TAMS health and wellness programs. TAMS is located in Los Gatos, California and has worked with people to overcome their exercise barriers and to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Zero Barriers (Rhonda Bonecutter)

Zero Barriers helps you live safely and independently in your own home for a lifetime. They specialize in identifying home accessibility solutions that are cost effective and customized to your needs.  Rhonda Bonecutter is the founder and CEO of Zero Barriers Inc. and has a Master’s degree in Education/Occupational Therapy (OT) from Xavier University, is licensed by the California Board of Occupational Therapy, certified by the National Board in Occupational Therapy, trained as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and as a Certified Environmental Access Consultant (CEAC), member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and a volunteer for Rebuilding Together.

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National Resources

National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging helps professionals get programs and best practices to better serve older adults in the community, allows older adults and caregivers to use their online tools and tips to stay healthy and economically secure, and educates advocates on the latest in aging policy and see how to speak up for seniors in need.

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The AHA funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provides critical tools and information to save and improve lives.

American Stroke Association

The American Stroke Association is dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment to save lives from stroke — America’s No. 5 killer and a leading cause of serious disability. The ASA funds scientific research, helps people better understand and avoid stroke, encourages government support, guides healthcare professionals and provides information to enhance the quality of life for stroke survivors.

National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s through expert care and research. Everything the NPF does helps people actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren until there is a tomorrow without Parkinson’s.