Helpful Web Links

Local Resources

Alzheimers Association The Alzheimer's Association is the leading national voice for people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, their families and caregivers.


Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center provides many services to caregivers such as respite care, support groups, workshops, as well as legal and financial counseling.


Meals on WheelsMeals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County enhances the lives of older adults by offering quality meals and caring human contact.


Senior Network Services Santa CruzSenior Network Services provides Santa Cruz County senior citizens and persons with disabilities with information, guidance and assistance in coordinating existing resources to promote independence and the highest quality of life.


Senior Legal Services Santa CruzSenior Citizens Legal Services provides free legal advice and representation for seniors.
Santa Cruz: 426-8824
Watsonville: 728-4711


Advocacy Inc. Santa CruzAdvocacy, Inc. provides rights protection and advocacy for residents of nursing homes and residential care facilities. They receive and investigate complaints; including reports of elder abuse in long term care facilities. They also maintain a list of local facilities.


National Resources

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care ManagersThe National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers provides a complete listing of all members in the U.S. The Association will also research/locate information regarding standards of practice and ethics.


National Association of Elder Law AttorneysNational Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. has a national registry of all members in the U.S. It provides information regarding ethical standards and standards of practice.


Paying for Senior CarePaying for Senior Care is a free public search tool for those in need of elder care services. Their listingings include financial planners, geriatric care managers, assisted living residences, and adult day care centers. They also have helpful information about costs for senior care, types of senior care, and options for paying for senior care.