Senior Care Facilities
Nursing Home Information
A nationwide nursing home directory to help you make the best choice, whether you are starting from square one, or have a good idea of what you are looking for.
Services for Seniors Living Independently
Seniors At Home / Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Services include case management, home care, volunteer services, telephone reassurance, bereavement services, counseling and personal affairs management.
Institute on Aging
IOA helps seniors live independently in the community. Their services include adult day programs, home care, case management, community outreach counseling, research, and education.
Assisted Living Facilities
Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)
A national association exclusively dedicated to professionally operated assisted living communities for seniors. ALFA works to influence public policy by advocating for informed choice, quality care, and accessibility.
Assisted Living Information
A guide for selecting an assisted living facility, retirement community, or other personal care facility anywhere in the United States.
Assisted Living On-Line
Featuring assisted living and senior communities across the United States and Canada. Detailed and descriptive information is given about each featured senior community to aid you in choosing an assisted living or senior housing option.
California Assisted Living Association (CALA)
CALA is the statewide association representing more than 400 assisted living providers who serve over 20,000 elderly and disabled individuals throughout the state. CALA members range from small independently operated communities, to those that specialize in caring for residents with dementia, to large campuses with multiple levels of licensed care. This site contains a useful “Facts” page.
CANHR’s Residential Care Guide
This guide offers some basic information on all residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFE) in California. RCFEs (or assisted living facilities) provide a level of care that includes assistance with some activities of daily living, as residents are able to be more independent than those in most nursing homes.
Located in San Francisco, Menorah Park is a subsidized housing community for seniors aged 62 or older.
Rhoda Goldman Plaza
Rhoda Goldman Plaza is an assisted living community in the heart of San Francisco with ties to the Jewish Home and Jewish community.
Provides information on the association, as well as resources for patients, families, caregivers, healthcare professionals, researchers, and the media.
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
A service of the National Institute on Aging, this site offers information and referral services, news, and research on Alzheimer’s disease.
Information on arthritis-related advocacy, programs, services, and research.
Psychosocial support for cancer patients and caregivers is included in this site. It also aims to disseminate information on cancer and to educate healthcare personnel.
National Cancer Institute
Contains cancer-related health information and information about the work being conducted by NCI-supported scientists throughout the country. For the general public and health professionals, it offers consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics, as well as comprehensive descriptions of research programs.
American Diabetes Association
Research, information, and advocacy are provided.
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
FCA’s 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.
National Institute on Aging
The website contains valuable health information on a wide range of topics important to older adults and their families, as well as research by NIA researchers and the community of scientists engaged in aging research.
American Parkinson Disease Association Inc. (APDA)
The organization focuses its energies on research, patient support, education, and raising public awareness of the disease.
The National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. sponsors this site, which offers research, patient and caregiver information, as well as information specific to improving the quality of life of persons with Parkinson’s.
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
BAJHC provides Jewish spiritual care to those living with illness, to those caring for the ill, and to the bereaved through direct service, education and training, as well as information and referral. BAJHC provides chaplaincy and support services to anyone who wants to see a rabbi, regardless of affiliation or financial resources. Refer also to Kol Haneshama and Grief and Growing Camp on this site.
California Care Network
This section of the CalCareNet can help people prepare for the last phase of life by providing information on talking with family members about one’s wishes, using legal documents, suggestions for managing pain, locating hospice programs, and finding other helpful resources.
Growth House, Inc.
Provides reviewed resources for life-threatening illness and end-of-life care, and aims to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education and global professional collaboration.
Sinai Memorial Chapel
The only non-profit Jewish funeral home in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sinai Memorial Chapel offers traditional funeral or memorial services, burials, and arrangements for advance planning.
Information & Referral
Elder abuse includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, and abandonment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, elder abuse is experienced by 1 out of every 10 seniors, ages 60 and older, who live at home. The goal of Nursing Home Abuse Support is to increase elder abuse awareness, educating the public with factual and current information relating to elder abuse and neglect within the United States and throughout the world.
A non-profit organization that provides an unbiased directory of senior living communities along with information about the different forms of care available.
Administration on Aging
The site provides a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging. The “Elders and Families” section is designed to assist older persons and their caregivers quickly obtain information and resources on a variety of aging-related topics. The AoA website also provides a good link to a host of Web sites on aging.
Senior Living.orgSenior Living.org offers a state-wide listing of older adults lifestyle and care options across the spectrum. Also provided is information and articles on matters that concern seniors.
Features a full range of services, articles, and resources for elder care.
Consumers can easily link to the information and referral (I&R) services of their state and area agencies on aging. These I&R programs can help you identify appropriate services in the area where you or your family member resides.
National Aging Information Center
Tailored for a non-medical audience, the site delivers the latest research-based information on a wide range of age-related diseases, conditions, issues, features, and news.
Sinai Memorial Chapel's Community Resources
Provides links to synagogues and other Jewish Community resources in the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Francisco Aging and Adult Services Information and Referral
Call this line for information about aging services in the San Francisco area.
Senior Services Information Line
Regardless of the county in California in which you live, you can contact this number and be connected with the service provider in your local area.