Services for Seniors
Assisted Living Communities (or Facilities) provide varying levels and intensities of care and supervision, personal care and/or protective supervision on a 24-hour basis, generally for residents over 60 years of age. Also known as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE), they are in a licensing category under the State of California, Department of Social Services. “Independent Living”, and “Retirement Facilities” are also included in the RCFE category.
Board and Care Homes are usually located in residential home in a residential neighborhood and care for six seniors or less. Many board and care homes take care of seniors diagnosed with memory impairment or Alzheimer’s. These homes are in a licensing category under the State of California, Department of Social Services called Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE).
Home Health Agencies provide skilled medical care to seniors in their home. Services may include catheter care, tube care, IV or injections.
Home Care and Hospice agencies provide non-medical, in-home care to seniors. Services may be provided hourly, per-visit or live-in to those who need assistance, are recovering or have been diagnosed as terminally ill. Aid can include errands and daily living activities.
Senior Placement Agencies are individuals and companies who help families find homes for seniors including Assisted Living Communities and Board Care Homes. Most services are no charge to seniors and their families.
Senior Care Management includes Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) who are experts in all facets of senior care. GCMs often act as advocates with medical, legal and other professionals on in conjunction with seniors and their families.
Aging Life Care Association
Senior Financial Specialists includes accountants, money managers, financial advisors and reverse mortgage specialists serving seniors and their families.
Elder Law Attorneys are lawyers with a special designation for seniors. Primarily they assist seniors and their families with estate planning, conservatorships, trust and probate law.
Senior Real Estate Specialists are San Fernando Valley Realtors with additional education and a special designation: Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).
Senior Insurance Professionals specialize in types of insurance that will most benefit seniors including long term care, life, medical, home and auto insurance.
Senior Health and Wellness includes therapists and fitness experts specializing in the care of seniors; many who come to the seniors’ home to convey care.
California Healthcare Foundation
Senior Movers and Organizers are professionals who assist seniors, family members and caregivers to help de-clutter homes, provide moving services and/or estate liquidation.
Related Senior Services page
For Seniors – Repair services, contractors and assistance serving senior needs.
For Professionals who serve seniors – Companies who provide training, marketing, promotional items and printing to senior professionals and their companies.