Improving Access to Senior Care Information for the Sacramento Metro Area
It's our goal to become a resource for the greater Sacramento community. We are committed to creating content and networking connections that can be useful to family caregivers and eldercare professionals.
For that reason we continue to work on independent video projects that focus on senior care. Our owner, Dan Parker is a U.S. Navy veteran who is passionate about senior care. He especially loves helping veterans. Dan is excited about the potential of online video to help educate and train family caregivers and eldercare professionals.
Right at Home Sacramento/Davis makes it a point to partner with the best of the best in the Senior Care Resource Community. We make sure we are aware of what is out there so we can provide valuable information our clients about programs and services we believe they would greatly benefit from.
It's time to celebrate another Senior Community Resource Star!
This month we are celebrating the wonderful work of the Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center!
Meet the team!
Michelle Nevins, Amber Henning, Mari Gonzales,Ashley Morse,Gain Saetern, Dorene Fanning
More than 30 years ago, a small task force of families and community leaders in San Francisco came together to create support services for those struggling to provide long term care for a loved one who did not "fit"into traditional health systems: adults suffering from Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's, traumatic brain injury and other debilitating disorders. The diagnoses were different, but the families shared common challenges: isolation, lack of information, few community resources, and drastic changes in family roles. The task force's early efforts had lasting results, the formation of California's statewide network of Caregiver Resource Centers. Del Oro is one of 1 of the 11 Caregiver Resource Centers in our state; it is our mission to improve the well-being of family caregivers throughout their journey.
Del Oro offers a comprehensive package of services for family caregivers:
- Specialized Information
- Family Consultation/Case Management Services
- Respite Care
- Short-Term Counseling
- Education & Training
- Legal/Financial Consultation
There are typically one of two types of persons calling the Del Oro team, either an adult child caring for an aging parent or a spouse providing care to their loved one. However,the relationship between the caregiver and care receiver can be a friend, neighbor, granddaughter, or sibling.The team at Del Oro has realized a significant increase in the number of clients reaching out for support. Unfortunately,State and Federal dollars are not keeping pace with the demand. As such,they are continually seeking grant opportunities and donations to increase our capacity and serve as many clients as possible. (Insert Michelle Nevins Photo Here) "It is our honor to serve family caregivers in our community. We are here to walk alongside you in your journey as a caregiver."
Askjaynie.com: A Resource For Navigating Senior Care
This month we are highlighting a longtime community partner, askjaynie.com.
Askjaynie guides families through the maze of senior care options. That is what brought us together, as we are one of the options many of their clients need, in-home care. Not only do they provide resource options for in-home care, they also assist with Assisted Living Placements, Primary Caregiver Support Groups, Senior Advocacy, VA Benefit paperwork assistance, and Geriatric Care Management, to name a few. One of the great things about askjaynie.com is that most of their services are free to their clients.
Why call the askjaynie.com team? With more than 20+ years of experience in the senior care community, they understand the needs of the senior and their families. They work with their clients to come up with a quality care plan and really help reduce the stress that can come with caring for a senior loved-one.
If you haven't been to their unique Primary Caregiver Support Group, you need to put the next one on your calendar. Dan Parker of Right at Home Sacramento/Davis will be the guest speaker and he will be talking about "Getting Vacations, Date Nights, & Me Time back on your calendar."
The support group is called "Wine about your Aging Parents, BREW UP a Better Care Plan." They meet at a different winery, brewery, or coffee shop on the last Sunday of each month. It's an informal group that meets to discuss issues surrounding their caregiving experience. It's definitely note your "average" primary caregiver support group.