Resources for givers | The Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis

Resources for caregivers

Home Alone Moretin 11
Joyce Morentin cares for her mother, Beatriz, in her home.

Unless noted, these groups are not affiliated with UC Davis Health; however, they are area and national experts in the field. They may provide additional information that supports you in your role as a caregiver.

Is there a service you access that is not on this list? We are always interested in learning about resources or organizations that support caregivers in the community. Please email suggestions to

Sacramento-area resources

Agency on Aging Area 4
Creating and supporting opportunities that enhance the lives of older adults and their families to be safe, healthy and independent. Serving Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

California Caregiver Resource Center
The 11 nonprofit California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs) serve family caregivers of adults affected by chronic and debilitating health conditions including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebrovascular diseases (such as stroke or aneurysms), degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and multiple sclerosis, or traumatic brain injury, among many others.

City of Sacramento Older Adult Services and Social Groups

City of Davis Older Adult Services

California Department on Aging

California Aging and Adult Information Line
Toll-free, statewide phone number links older Californians and their caregivers to information and assistance in their own area. Calls are automatically routed to the appropriate Agency on Aging.

Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center  
Private, non-profit agency dedicated to serving families and individuals who provide care for brain impaired individuals and frail older adults. Serving Northern California’s Gold Country counties — Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba.

Meals on Wheels by ACC
Serving Sacramento County seniors. Home-delivered meals for older adults who have difficulty leaving their homes or preparing food for themselves.

Rebuilding Together Sacramento
Nonprofit, volunteer home-rehabilitation organization provides services to improve the health, safety and efficiency of homes in the Sacramento area for low-income homeowners, including older adults.

Sacramento County Aging Resources Directory
Local, state and national resources and services available to older adults and caregivers living in Sacramento County. All organizations are government or non-profit agencies.

UC Davis Alzheimer’s Resource Center
Community education page for the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center — advancing the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias through comprehensive patient evaluations and leading-edge research.

UC Davis Health Comprehensive Cancer Center
Caregiver support page for the UC Davis Health Comprehensive Cancer Center – providing leading-edge cancer care research, education and outreach.

Additional resources

Administration for Community Living
Help finding online tools, specific programs, services and service providers to enable older adults to live where they choose and participate in their communities.

Alzheimer’s Association
Helpline: 800-272-3900
Education, support and research

The American Cancer Society
Education, support and research

American Heart Association
Education, support and research

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Financial, health, help at home, housing and resource library for older people and caregivers

Choosing a Home Health Aide
A Place for Mom article

Choosing a Nursing Home
National Institutes of Health article
Online community sharing information, support and resources

Diverse Elders Coalition
Advocates for policies and highlights programs that improve aging in communities. 

Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults
Center for Disease Control article

Fall Prevention
National Institutes of Health article 

Family Caregiver Alliance
Improving quality of life for family caregivers and people who receive their care; many resources in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and other languages, as well as English.

Home Alone Alliance Family Caregiving How-to Series
AARP and partners

How to be a Caregiver
New York Times guide

Older Adult Nest Egg
Nonprofit website that seeks to protect elders vulnerable to financial scams and fraud through education, research and risk assessments.

Parkinson’s Foundation
Education, support and research

Zen Caregiving Project
Mindfulness-based tools and approaches for caregivers. Supporting caregivers in building emotional resilience enabling them to maintain delivery of high-quality and compassionate care.

COVID-19-related resources

Practical Tips for Caregivers Concerned About Coronavirus

A COVID-19 DECISION AID: How Do I Choose When to Interact with People or Take Part in Activities Outside My Home During the Pandemic?
(Also available in PDF format in EnglishSpanishPortuguese and Mandarin.)
Gerontological Society of America