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Caregiver Respite

Elder Abuse Prevention / Ombudsman

Legal Services

Health Assessments / Screenings

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)

Information and Assistance

Legal Services

Medication Management

Minor Home Modifications

Nutrition

Volunteering

Transportation Services

 

 

Caregiver Respite

Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center

8421 Auburn Blvd., Suite 120, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Phone: (916) 728-9333

Toll-Free:  (800) 635-0220

Michelle Nevins, Executive Director

 

Elder Abuse Prevention / Ombudsman

Ombudsman Services of Northern California

3950 Industrial Blvd., Ste. 500, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Phone: (916) 376-8910

State 24-Hr. Crisis Line: (800) 231-4024

Joan Parks, Program Manager

The Elder Abuse Prevention Project provides training for paid workers in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE’s) including instructions on how to complete mandated elder abuse reports of suspected abuse.

The Ombudsman Program provides information and complaint resolution for residents of long term care facilities in the seven counties of Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Yolo, Yuba and Sutter. In addition to paid staff, the ombudsman program recruits and trains an average of 65 volunteers who complete extensive training and volunteer at least 20 hours per month assisting residents in long term care facilities.  Ombudsmen are trained to receive and investigate reports of suspected abuse.

 

Health Assessments / Health Screenings

Nevada County Visiting Nurses / Nevada County Health & Human Services

950 Maidu Ave., P.O. Box 1210, Nevada City, CA 95959

Phone:  (530) 265-1620

Margaret Duffy, Program Manager Adult Services

Comprehensive Health Assessments are provided that include assessment of a client’s physical, social and environmental needs, including health safety and fall prevention assessment; Health Screening/Clinics measure blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose tolerance and clinics for flu immunizations.

 

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program

HICAP Services of Northern California

3950 Industrial Blvd., Suite 500, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Phone: (916) 376-8915

Toll Free: (800) 434-0222

Margaret Reilly, Program Manager

The statewide Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) assists individuals and families with Medicare problems and other health insurance concerns.   Through individual appointments and through community education, volunteer counselors who are trained and registered provide objective information on Medicare, Medicare supplemental insurance, managed care, long-term care planning and health insurance.  The HSNC office provides HICAP services in El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba Counties.

 

Information & Assistance

HelpLine Information & Assistance

471 Sutton Way, Suite 202, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Phone: (530) 273-2273

Susan Stratman, I&A Coordinator

HelpLine Information and Assistance is Nevada County's "one place to call" for information and referrals to social services and community resources. Families or individuals of all ages call HelpLine for anything from simple information, such as the phone number of a service provider, to, in a moment of crisis, support and guidance, as well as referrals.

 

Legal Services

Legal Services of Northern California

190 Reamer Street, Auburn, CA 95603

Phone:  (530) 823-7560

Robert Lobell, Paralegal

LSNC offers legal assistance, representation and community education/advocacy services out of the Mother Lode office in Auburn and the Grass Valley office.

 

Medication Management

Home Health Care Management, Inc.

1398 Ridgewood Drive, Chico, CA 95973

Phone: (530) 343-0727

Julie Lehmann, Director of Professional Services

Provides direct medication management and community education services to adults 60 years of age and older. Registered nurses help train the patient and caregiver(s) in the use of medication disbursement machines in their homes and provide follow-up assessments quarterly.

 

Minor Home Modification

FREED Center for Independent Living

117 New Mohawk Road, Suite A, Nevada City, CA 95959

Phone: (530) 265-4444

Toll-Free: (800) 655-7732

Jed Emrich, Program Coordinator

Provides home repair and modification services to seniors in Nevada, Yuba and Sutter Counties to reduce the risk of falls and to assist seniors with maintaining their safety and independence at home.

 

Nutrition

Gold Country Community Council (Western Nevada County)

 841 Old Tunnel Road, P.O. Box 968, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Phone:  (530) 273-4961

Sandy (Jake) Jacobson, Executive Director

Senior Lunch Program provides hot, nutritious lunches for adults 60 and older throughout Nevada County in a congregate setting. Home-Delivered Meals provide hot, nutritious lunches for adults 60 and older, homebound and unable to prepare meals alone.

 

Sierra Senior Services (Eastern Nevada County)

10040 Estates Drive, Truckee, P.O. Box 4152, CA 96161

Phone:  (530) 550-7600

Sarah Hall Deardorff, Executive Director

Senior Center Lunch Program meals are served Monday through Friday, 12 - 1 PM. Call for the location.

Home-Delivered Meals are delivered Monday homebound seniors over the age of 60, and disabled adults residing with seniors, who are unable to cook, shop or prepare food for themselves. Frozen meals are also delivered on Friday for weekends. Eligibility restrictions apply.

 

Retired &  Senior Volunteer Program

RSVP of Nevada County

471 Sutton Way, Suite 202, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Phone:  (530) 271-0255

Sara Morrison, Project Director

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Nevada County recruits, screens and places over 450 volunteers 55 years and older in volunteer assignments that match the skills and interest of the volunteer and serve to meet community needs at over 80 different locations including the Empire Mine, Thrift shops, library, police and sheriff and many other public and private nonprofit settings in Nevada County.

 

Transportation / Vouchers

Gold Country Telecare

P.O. Box 2161, Grass Valley, CA. 95945

Phone: (530) 272-1710 

Jim Perkins, Executive Director

Telecare provides Paratransit transportation in Western Nevada County for ADA qualified individuals. This “door-to-door” service is provided by skillful professional drivers in wheelchair accessible vehicles and through volunteer drivers available on a limited basis for out-of-town and out-of-ADA corridor trips. Additional programs are available for qualified seniors (60 and over) and persons with disabilities including the A4AA funded Sunday Service for Seniors Program, A4AA funded Senior Voucher Program, and T.H.E. VAN PROGRAM, partially funded through United Way of Nevada County.

 

 

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