Services for Seniors

Assisted Living Communities:

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.

See also:
Board and Care Homes and Senior Placement Assistance pages
California Community Care Licensing Division, State of California
Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

Board & Care Homes:

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).

See also:
Assisted Living Communities and Senior Placement Assistance pages
California Community Care Licensing Division, State of California
Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

Home Health Agencies:

Home Health Agencies provide skilled medical care to seniors in their home. Services may include catheter care, tube care, IV or injections.

Home Care & Hospice:

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.

See also:
Hospice Foundation of America
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
National Hospice Foundation

Senior Placement Assistance:

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:

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.

See also:
Aging Life Care Association

Senior Financial Specialists:

Senior Financial Specialists includes accountants, money managers, financial advisors and reverse mortgage specialists serving seniors and their families.

Elder Law Attorneys:

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.

See also:
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Justice in Aging

Senior Real Estate Specialists:

Senior Real Estate Specialists are San Fernando Valley Realtors with additional education and a special designation: Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

Senior Insurance Needs:

Senior Insurance Professionals specialize in types of insurance that will most benefit seniors including long term care, life, medical, home and auto insurance.

See also:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Senior Medicare Patrol
Medicare

Senior Health & Wellness:

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.

See also:
California Healthcare Foundation

Senior Movers/Organizers:

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.

See also:
Related Senior Services page

Related Senior Services:

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.