333 E. Washington Street, Stockton, CA 95202 (209) 468-1000
The Department of Aging offers a wide variety of services for caregivers.
From Respite Services (someone to come take care of your loved one in the home
or out of the home) to in-home help YOU may need, we're here to help you. A
social worker is available during normal work hours to talk to you. Depending on
your needs, the worker can also come to your home and help develop a plan to
take care of YOU so you can continue to help your loved one. For more
information, or to talk to the Family Caregiver Support social worker, please
call 468-1104 or 1-800-510-2020.
Both you and your mother can get help from the Department of Aging. Often,
people don't identify themselves as caregivers, but they are! Your mom could
benefit from social contacts from Friendly Visitors, to Adult Social Day Care to
Congregate meal sites. You also could benefit from some support services to make
sure you don't "burn out". Call Information and Assistance at (209) 468-1104 for more information.
Please check out the Resource Directory for a variety of
resources and programs that might be available for you.
Abuse can be mental suffering, financial abuse, neglect, isolation, sexual or
physical abuse. If you or someone you know about is in immediate danger, call
911 right away. If there is no immediate risk, please contact Adult Protective
Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (209) 468-3780 or 1-888-800-4800.
Several programs are available to assist you with utility bills and rent,
depending upon your income and the number of people in your household.
You may also qualify for lower telephone and utility rates through your
local utility and telephone providers. Please check our Resource Directory for
a service near you.
Online Directory of Services
You may qualify for
assistance with payment of your Utility bills through emergency relief
organizations, such as Salvation Army. Please check our Resource Directory for
an emergency relief organization near you.
Online Directory of Services
information, you may want to visit these web sites.
There are number of transportation services available. Please check our
online directory for a service near you.
There are number of meal services available, such as Meals On Wheels, Congregate Nutrition sites, commodity and brown bag distribution sites, and emergency food banks. Some programs have eligibility requirements. For more information on these services, please check the Resource Directory and the Food Assistance information on this site. You'll discover that there are many programs that may be available to help.
For questions on Medicare and Social Security, please visit www.medicare.gov
Also, please check our online directory for a listing of
"Social Security/SSI/Medicare" resources found in the service category listings.
For assistance in deciding on the best policy for you or your loved one,
please contact the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program at
There are a number of different programs that can help, whether you need help
yourself, or you need more help caring for a senior (age 60 or above). For more information, please call Information and Assistance at (209) 468-1104 or 1-800-510-2020.
Also, please check our Resource Directory for a
listing of services and programs providing Respite Care or other in-home
An ombudsman can help with the following:
For more information cal (209) 468-3785 or Ombudsman Crisis Line (800) 231-4024
The following is a partial list of a resident's rights:
For more information call (209) 468-3785 or Ombudsman Crisis line (800) 231-4024
(209) 468-3780 or