County, State and National Help

County of Sonoma
Area Agency on Aging 707.565.5950
Provides services to seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers in Sonoma County.  Useful links to other public and nonprofit service providers.

Senior Advocacy Services 707.526.4108
Provides long term care ombudsman services and Medicare health insurance counseling and advocacy program (HICAP).

State of California
Community Care Licensing Division 707.588.5026 (Regional office)
Promotes the health, safety, and quality of life of each person in community care (including residents in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly) through a collaborative regulatory enforcement system.

American Association of Elder Placement Professionals
Establish and promote a code of professional ethics and standards of client service, and provide an efficient way for clients and facilities to find member elder placement professionals

Caregiver and In Home Support Services

Redwood Caregiver Resource Center 707.542.0282
Includes respite and support for family members providing care to seniors (age 60+)

Sonoma County Adult & Aging Services
In Home Support

Provides in-home care to low income older adults to help clients remain safely and independently in their homes.


“Excellent coordination of planning for visits to available facilities and very time saving interview arrangements… all aspects of procedures followed were exceptionally well thought out.”

—Jon M., San Rafael  

Case Management

Case management provides support to seniors and their caregivers, enabling seniors to maintain their maximum level of independence.  Services include needs assessment, coordination of services, monitoring, and follow-up to determine the effectiveness of the services provided.

Aging Life Care Association
Aging Life Care™, also known as geriatric care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Members are listed by geographic area.  520.881.8008

Petaluma People Services Center 707.765.8488

Sonoma County Council on Aging 707.525.0143

Sonoma County Human Services Linkages Program
A case management program for adults that promotes client independence through arranging and coordinating services that help support individuals to remain safely at home.

West County Community Services

Decision Making Resources

American Health Care Association National Center for Assisted Living
Consumer information on long term care and resources to ease the transition to assisted living.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform 415.974.5171 (San Francisco)
Offers an on-line residential care guide with basic information on all 7,000+ Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly in CA and how to evaluate a facility.

California Healthcare Foundation/UC San Francisco
Nursing Home Search online service (collaborative site)
Useful on-line information about long term care facilities in California.