211 – First Call for Help – United Way Silicon Valley

Call 211 to get information and referrals to social service programs. Other languages available

AARP Caregiving Resource Center

877-333-5885 (English) – 888-971-2013 (Spanish)

Like other sections of the AARP web site, this one is chock-full of information, tools, and tips, including support lines in both English and Spanish.
You can also download or order a free copy of AARP’s excellent booklet, Prepare to Care: A planning Guide for Families.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)


This statewide, nonprofit advocacy organization is dedicated to improving the choices, care, and quality of life for California’s long term care consumers. CANHR’s goal is to educate and support long term care consumers and advocates regarding the rights and remedies under the law, and to create a united voice for long term care reform and humane alternatives to institutionalization.

Eldercare Locator


When you are looking for local resources in your own area or anywhere else in the U. S., you can find an agency in that location to help you find the resources you need. A service of the U. S. Administration on Aging, the Eldercare Locator can help older adults and their families access home and community-based services, such as transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.


An online community that enables caregivers to connect with one another. Our educational workshops and online Caregiver Center offer strategies and proactive advice.

24/7 Helpline: A free resource for reliable information and support, day or night, at 800.272.3900.

Alzheimer’s Navigator®

A powerful online tool to help caregivers identify their needs and local community programs and services.

Community Resource Finder

A comprehensive listing of Alzheimer’s and dementia resources and local community programs and services.

To learn more about the resources we provide for caregivers, visit alz.org/care. Please join us this National Family Caregivers Month in honoring the unsung heroes of the Alzheimer’s epidemic.

Family Caregiver Alliance(FCA)


If you have to choose only one resource to help you navigate the ups and downs of family caregiving, FCA is the one. You will find clear information on just about any topic related to caregiving. Some information is provided in Spanish.

Heart of the Valley for Seniors, Inc.


Provides volunteer in-home services for seniors 59+. Shopping, errands, light yard work, handyman, home projects, paperwork, visitations are all provided. Call for service availability.

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

1-800-231-4024 (24 hour crisis line/state-wide)

Advocates for residents in skilled nursing facilities and residential care/assisted living facilities for the elderly. Promotes residents’ rights, quality of care and of life through complaint investigation and resolution. Witness Advance Health Care Directives in nursing homes.

Meals On Wheels


The Health Trust Meals On Wheels program provides nutritious meals daily, home-delivered to physically challenged, home-bound individuals, whether they are elderly, they are recuperating after a recent hospitalization, or have disabilities confining them to a wheelchair. Complimentary services include: daily personal visits with each delivery; monthly pet food delivery; social work support; audio book delivery; bi-monthly healthy grocery delivery; nutritional and other local resources distribution; and holiday gift drive.

Mesothelioma Cancer

For mesothelioma patients and loved ones, we provide free resources, education, support, and hope

Mesothelioma Group

According to the American Lung Association, around 70 to 80 percent of people get mesothelioma from asbestos exposure in the work place. Our goal at the Mesothelioma Group is to increase awareness, improving survival rates and life expectancy.

Mesothelioma Prognosis Network

Survivors enjoy longer, healthier lives with loved ones thanks to our network of specialized mesothelioma doctors and cancer treatment centers. There is hope, and we can help.

Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center

The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center provides hope and help for people battling mesothelioma, due to past asbestos exposure. It is the number one occupationally caused cancer in the USA, and we give the elderly, workers, veterans, and their families the knowledge and resources to navigate this deadly disease.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM)


Professional geriatric care managers guide families through just about any area related to aging to help them make informed decisions about the best care and quality of life for their loved ones. Geriatric care managers offer assessment, monitoring, planning, education, advocacy, and family caregiver coaching. Find a geriatric care manager through this organization’s web site.



OUTREACH , a nonprofit provides transportation using the fixed-route public transit system through the ADA Paratransit services. Paratransit Service transportation is available 7 days per week, 365 days per year and is provided in sedans and wheelchair accessible vans. OUTREACH also provides transportation assistance for non-ADA eligible seniors through the STAR (Senior Transportation and Resources) Program. These services are available countywide. Other languages: Spanish, Vietnamese and language line. OUTREACH also provides senior case management.

Quit Day

At QuitDay, we want to support anyone’s desire to quit smoking tobacco for good.  Smoking exposes the elderly, who depend on their caretakers, to numerous dangerous chemicals. These chemicals are found in second and third-hand smoke, and are just as dangerous as smoking directly.

Palo Alto Health Care System


Provides primary care to homebound veterans using an interdisciplinary team approach: composed of a physician, nurse practitioner, social worker, dietician, psychologist and occupational therapist. This team works with the individual and his/her caregiver to provide primary medical care and other services in the home. Services may include: case management, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, palliative care, emergency and long-term planning, individual and family counseling, health education, nutrition and diet consultation, evaluation for adaptive equipment and home safety and referrals to VA and community resources.

Senior Adult Legal Assistance (SALA)

408-295-5991 – Central Office | 408-847-7252 – South County Office | 650-969-8656 – North County Office

Free legal services for Santa Clara County residents age 60+. Specializes in these legal matters: social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medi-Cal, In-Home Supportive Services, elder abuse and domestic violence restraining orders; housing, mobile homes, nursing homes and alternatives, Advanced Care Directives, Statutory Powers of Attorney (for financial management), simple wills, probate alternatives, No fees regardless of income. Services available at senior centers and for homebound seniors. Call central office for locations. Other languages: Spanish.


Information & Awareness: (408) 350-3200 Option 1

Proudly serving Santa Clara County since 1973, Sourcewise strives to empower our community by providing access to information through a comprehensive network in collaboration with Santa Clara County, state, and local resources. As we continue to support seniors and caregivers, we expand our reach to include persons with disabilities and all adults in Santa Clara County. We aim to inform, educate, and prepare all adults within Santa Clara County to better navigate their health and life options. Direct services include Information & Awareness, Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program, Care Management, Meals on Wheels, Senior Employment, and Public Authority Services.