Caring for a loved one with a brain disorder forever changes the lives of families and caregivers. There can be devastating effects on those providing long-term care: financial pressures, legal quandaries, health problems, emotional turmoil. Fortunately, in California, there is help.
The Redwood Caregiver Resource Center helps families and communities master the challenges of caring for adults with brain disorders through programs and services that address the emotional, physical, and financial needs of family caregivers.
Who We Serve: We provide information and assistance to families and caregivers of adults with brain impairments due to injury or disease, as well as to the caregivers of the frail elderly.
How We Operate: A trained Redwood CRC family consultant helps you understand what a diagnosis means and will develop a personal plan of action which best suits you and your family’s caregiving needs. After a family consultation, additional services may also be offered.
Family Consultation: Family Consultants provide a personalized needs assessment with care recommendations. The Family Consultation provides family caregivers with a road map and plans for the caregiving journey.
Information: Answers to your questions on brain disorders, care options and community programs, and assistance in easing the emotional stress that 'round-the-clock caregiving can cause.
Education: Workshops and conferences for caregivers and professional health care providers are held throughout the year. See our upcoming classes here! Speakers are available for community presentations.
Care Planning: A Redwood CRC family consultant can help you understand what a diagnosis means and can help you put together a plan of action which best suits you and your family's caregiving needs.
Counseling: Ongoing support counseling is available to registered family caregivers to address caregiving related concerns. Referrals to professionals are available to address other counseling needs.
Individual and Group Support: When it helps just to talk, Redwood CRC is here to listen, either one-on-one or in a group of people coping with similar concerns. To help caregivers share experiences and ideas to ease the stress of caregiving, we offer counseling sessions, specialized classes and support groups led by professionals in a supportive environment.
Legal Consultations: We also offer personal consultation with attorneys experienced in estate and financial matters, conservatorships, powers of attorney, eligibility for government programs and other benefits. Meetings with attorneys experienced in estate and financial matters, conservatorships, powers of attorney, eligibility for government programs and other benefits.
Respite Care: Redwood CRC helps families locate appropriate respite care for a loved one. Limited financial assistance may be offered to help with the expense of in-home aids, daycare, overnight care, weekend respite, or transportation for a brain-impaired family member.
CareNav: CareNav is a secure, confidential online portal that allows you to access valuable resources and support as you navigate your unique caregiving experience. After completing a brief questionnaire, you will receive personalized information tailored to address your questions and needs. Create an account here.