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Click on the links below and link to programs and services relevant to you. Here you can link to other organizations that will assist you in caregiving. We have provided to you relevant community, caregiver & governmental links.

Community Resources:

PERC will:

  • Provide an in-house library of printed audio and visual informational materials pertaining to issues addressed by the elderly, caregivers and local organizations.
  • Display brochures and informational materials on local organizations and programs.
  • Assist you personally by assessing your needs and directing you to programs and organizations that best serve YOU.

Caregiver Information Services:

Kings / Tulare Area Agency on Aging
An Area Guide to Senior residences and care options

5957 South Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, California 93277
Tel: 1 (800)- 321-2462
Website: www.ktaaa.org
The K/T AAA primarily serves seniors age 60 and over, and their families and caregivers.
Pronounced “K T Triple-A,” the Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging was created in 1965 to be the leading local authority and advocate for the issues and concerns facing adults as they age. Intended to serve the most economically and socially needy, K/T AAA coordinates a wide range of community-based services to address the variety of needs that develop with age, whether it be Medicare counseling or home-delivered meals, writing a will or finding a caregiver, finding employment or fighting off depression. In general, if a Tulare or Kings County resident is older, at risk of institutionalization, is low income, and/or needs help in arranging for appropriate services, the K/T AAA can probably help. Through its comprehensive database of community resources, the K/T AAA is able to connect the aging population to a wide array of programs and services, tailored to their specific needs.
The K/T AAA also focuses on the families and loved ones of older adults, including connecting families with adult day care agencies, providing occasional respite from the caregiving task, and helping to arrange a power of attorney for a frail parent. Information on these and numerous other issues is always available.

Health, Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
The Professional Development Center
4031 W. Noble Ave.
Visalia, CA 93277
Tel: 1(800) 321-2462 or (559) 623-0199
http://www.cahealthadvocates.org/HICAP/tulare.html
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to Medicare advocacy and education for Californians. Our website provides accurate and unbiased information about Medicare benefits and long-term care for people who live in California. The HICAP counselors can help you understand the Medicare options available to you and help you sign up. They can also answer questions regarding prescription drug coverage, long-term care insurance and many other related topics. Best of all, these services are free.

New Lifestyles
4144 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75204
Tel: 877-881-7907 or 214-824-0022
Website: http://www.newlifestyles.com
An Area Guide to Senior residences and care options in your area.

Tulare County Health and Human Services
5957 South Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, California 93277
Tel: (559) 624-8000
Information and Referral Line: 1 (800) 834-7121
http://www.tchhsa.org
Welcome to the website of the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency! Since 1995, our organization, commonly referred to as HHSA, has been an integrated agency, providing a broad range of social and human services. Our programs include traditional categories of County service delivery, such as public health, welfare, environmental health, child protective services, and mental health. Programs for veterans, those on conservatorship, and for the aging population also fall under our umbrella. this website offers current information on services, locations, and resources.

UCSF Fresno Alzheimer’s & Memory Center
6137 N. Thesta Avenue, Suite 101B
Fresno, CA 93710
Tel: (559) 227-4810
Website: http://fserve.fresno.ucsf.edu/alzheimer/index.htm
Mission is to:
Evaluate memory impairments including the diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Provide resources, referrals, treatment and management plans. Support community physicians in the care of patients with dementia. Conduct clinical and basic research on dementias. Provide academic and community education to raise the standards of care of dementia patients The Alzheimer’s & Memory Center offers complete diagnostic services, treatment planning, counseling, caregiver support groups and educational opportunities for patients, families, and health professionals.

United Way of Tulare County
1601 E Prosperity Ave
Tulare, CA 93274
Tel: (559) 685-1766
Website: http://www.unitedwaytc.org/
United Way partners with community volunteers in prioritizing needs, raising resources, and funding organizations in order to provide effective support and solutions in meeting the needs of individuals throughout Tulare County. United Way of Tulare County builds resources from a variety of sources: workplace campaigns, corporate donations, individual donations, and foundations. Contributions given to United Way are pooled together to make the greatest impact on our community
2-1-1 TULARE COUNTY
What is 2-1-1?
2-1-1 is a non-emergency phone number that connects our community with resources, services and volunteer opportunities. It is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 2-1-1 telephone specialists are trained to answer questions, listen to callers’ needs and connect callers with accurate referrals. Referrals are based on a continuously updated database with more than 200 health and human service programs and non-profits in Tulare County. In July 2000, the Federal Communications Commission assigned the 2-1-1 dialing code to connect community members across the nation with access to local/regional information and referral services. United Way of Tulare County started its 2-1-1 system in March 2010. In its first year, more than 10,000 people used the service to find answers and solutions. We hope to continue connecting community members with the services they need.

Valley Caregiver Resource Center Online
Website: http://www.valleycrc.org
VCRC is a non-profit agency that assists seniors and caregivers.
Whether it is helping:
.  a client find the best place to purchase their Prescriptions or choose the right Medicare Plan (HICAP Program),
.  by being the voice for those residents in a facility (Ombudsman Program)
.  to provide a safe, uplifting senior activity center for the loved ones of our caregivers (OASIS Adult Day Care)
.  or by offering support and resources help caregivers’ take better care of themselves (Caregiver Resource Program)
VCRC continues to make a positive difference, one person at a time.

AARP
601 e. Street NW, Washington, DC 20049
Tel: 1-888- OUR-AARP
Website: http://wwwaarp.org
Founded in 1958, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people fifty and older improve the quality of their lives as they age. AARP’s vision: To have a society in which everyone ages with dignity and purpose.. AARP offers useful information and resources on topics such as: health and wellness; economic security and work; long-term care and independent living; and personal enrichment.

Alzheimer’s Association-California
Website: http://www.caalz.org
The Alzheimer’s Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease. Having awarded more than $100 million in research grants, the Association ranks as the top private funder of research into the causes, treatments, prevention, and cure of Alzheimer’s disease. The Association also provides education and support for people diagnosed with the condition, their families, and caregivers.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral
Website: http://www.alzheimers.org
The U.S. Congress created the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center in 1990 to “compile, archive, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer’s disease” for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public. The ADEAR Center is operated as a service of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the Federal Government’s National Institutes of Health and part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . The NIA conducts and supports research about health issues for older people, and is the primary Federal agency for Alzheimer’s disease research. As a public, U.S. Government-funded resource, the ADEAR Center strives to be a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about AD. All our information and materials about the search for causes, treatment, cures, and better diagnostic tools are carefully researched and thoroughly reviewed by NIA scientists and health communicators for accuracy and integrity.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)
322 Eighth Ave.
7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 1 (866)-AFA-8484
Website: http://www.alzfdn.org
Our mission is to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.

Eldercare Locator
Tel: 1-800-677-1116.
Website: http://www.eldercare.gov/
The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
180 Montgomery St.
Ste. 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: 1-800-445-8106
Website: http://www.caregiver.org
FCA is a public voice for caregivers. Our pioneering programs, information, education, services, research, and advocacy support and sustain the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic disabling health conditions.

Medicare.Org – The Senior Resource Center for Medicare Information
Website: http://www.medicare.org
The Senior Resource Center for Medicare Information (Medicare.Org) is a resource for Medicare beneficiaries, public agencies and private organizations that provide consumer information and services about the Medicare program and its health plan options. Medicare.Org serves as a conduit for information, enabling professionals and non-professionals to serve the Medicare community more efficiently and without bias.

Medi-Cal
Tel: 1 (800) 540-6880
Website: www.medi-cal.ca.gov
This site provides access to provider bulletins, manuals, regulations and forms for enrolling in the Medi-Cal program. A variety of transactions can also be performed through this site including: Recipient Eligibility, CMC Uploads, Check-write Information and much more.

WebMD
Website: http://www.webmd.com
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in older adults and, unfortunately, there is no cure. Yet there is hope. Learn here about promising treatments and ways you can cope.

Mesothelioma Guide
Website: www.MesotheliomaGuide.com

Tel: 1-888-385-2024
Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers. It affects the linings of lungs (pleura), abdomen (peritoneum) or heart (pericardium). These linings are known as the mesothelium. There are many treatment options for mesothelioma depending on your specific diagnosis, including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Many patients turn to clinical trials that are exploring promising new treatments like immunotherapy.

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