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Home >> Specialized Senior Resources >> Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center
 

Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center
A Program of USC's Andrus Gerontology Center
MDT Member

3715 McClintock Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191
Tel: (213) 821-7777 or (800) 540-4442
Fax: (213) 740-1871

Antelope and Santa Clarita Valley Office:
Tel: (661) 945-4852; Fax: (661) 945-7620
San Gabriel Valley-East L.A. Office:
Tel: (626) 814-3334; Fax: (626) 814-9874
Southeast Valley Office:
Tel: (562) 469-6255; Fax: (562) 904-3761

LACRC is part of a statewide system of regional resource centers created by California legislation passed in 1984 and designed to assist families and caregivers of adults with brain impairment. 

bulletBrain Impairment

Brain impairment can strike anyone regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, or economic status. Millions of adults have become victims of permanent brain impairments caused by injury or disease. Most of these individuals are cared for at home by a spouse, relative or friend.

Brain impairment frequently affects a person's behavior, personality and the capacity for personal care. Brain impairment can be caused by diseases or accidents, such as but not limited to:

bulletAlzheimer's Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease
HIV Dementia
Huntington's Disease
Korsakoff's Disease
Lupus
Meningitis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Parkinson's Disease
bulletStroke and other cerebrovascular accidents
bulletTraumatic brain injury and post-infectious damage
bulletBrain tumors and damage resulting from seizures, substance toxicity and other disorders. Up arrow to top of page

bulletWho is Eligible to Receive Services?

The Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center assists those who care for adults who are permanently brain impaired after age 18. All who reside in Los Angeles County are eligible for some or all of the services. Up arrow to top of page

 bulletServices Available to Caregivers of Adults with Brain Impairment

bulletResources and Information
LACRC provides information and community resources on all aspects of care using an automated data base. Fact sheets and articles on brain impairments are also provided.
bulletSupport Groups
LACRC facilitates its own support groups, provides referrals to existing support groups and assistance in establishing groups.
bulletFamily Consultations
LACRC assist caregivers in resolving current issues and planning for immediate and long-term care.
bulletShort-term Counseling
Individual and family sessions with counselors offer emotional support to caregivers coping with the strain of the caregiving role.
bulletRespite for Caregivers
Respite provides a period of short-term relief from the stresses of caring for an adult with brain impairment. Funding is available for in-home help, out-of-home adult day care, and short-term 24 hour care.
bulletLegal and Financial Consultations
A free consultation is available with an attorney experienced in issues relevant to caring for an adult with brain impairment. The attorney will provide advice in such areas as establishing durable powers of attorney, conservatorship, financial planning and clarification of community property laws.
bulletWorkshops for Families
Specialized workshops concentrating on stress reduction, behavior management, research, diagnosis and other issues related to caregiving are held. Up arrow to top of page

bulletThe Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center

The Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, a program of the Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California, is a private, non-profit organization funded in part by the California Department of Mental Health. Additional funding comes from fees for services and from donations. Contributions are tax deductible.

The Centers are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

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USC
3715 McClintock Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191
Tel: (213) 821-7777 or (800) 540-4442
Fax: (213) 740-1871

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Antelope and Santa Clarita Valley Office
44421 North 10th Street West, Suite K
Lancaster, CA 93534
Tel: (661) 945-4852; Fax: (661) 945-7620

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San Gabriel Valley-East L.A. Office
13334 Ramona Boulevard, Suite J
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Tel: (626) 814-3334; Fax: (626) 814-9874

bulletSoutheast Valley Office
5720 E. Imperial Highway, Suite M
South Gate, CA 90280
Tel: (562) 469-6255; Fax: (562) 904-3761

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bullet Brain Impairment
bullet Who is eligible to receive
  services?
bullet Services available to
  caregivers of adults with
  brain impairment
bullet About LACRC

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bullet LACRC Web Page
bullet California Department of
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