MISSION: Help families and communities master the challenges of caring for older adults with brain impairing conditions and/or adults with multiple health concerns.

VISION: Exploring the imaginable. Conquering the journey.

Family Caregivers Fight On!

Welcome to the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center (LA CRC), a program of the USC Family Caregiver Support Center (USC FCSC), which is the community service arm of the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. 

Who does LA CRC serve?

We support family caregivers in LA County who help an adult relative or friend (over the age of 18) with one or more of the following tasks: physical care (getting in and out of bed), making health care decisions, cooking, cleaning, yard work, managing medications and going to doctor visits, making important decisions, shopping for groceries and other items, legal issues, help with bill-paying, bathing and dressing, or providing transportation. 

Are you helping an older adult with any of the following tasks? 

  • Preparing Meals 
  • Bathing and Getting Dressed 
  • Grocery Shopping 
  • Cleaning the House 
  • Managing Medications 
  • Arranging for Services 
  • Paying Household Bills 
  • Getting In and Out of Bed 
  • Getting to Doctor Visits 

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, YOU ARE A CAREGIVER.

Call us toll-free at 800-540-4442 for help or sign up for CareNav today!

Am I a Family Caregiver?

A caregiver is someone who assists another person – usually a family member – who has physical and/or mental limitations. Caregiving allows the person with a condition to stay in the home for as long as possible so he/she can be cared for safely and comfortably. Although caregiving can be very rewarding, it can also be stressful. There may be times when caregivers feel pressured by the demands of giving care, balancing family obligations, working and taking care of themselves. Occasionally, they may not know where to turn for answers, emotional support, or practical advice on how to get a break from caregiving responsibilities.

Our services are for informal, unpaid family caregivers who are caring for family members or friends 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, and traumatic brain injury (TBI), among many others. 

We are proud to serve families of all cultures and communities in LA County.

What services do you offer?

Our services are provided at low or no-cost to family caregivers. All clients are connected with a Family Consultant who will help you navigate our services. Services include:

  • Family Consultation & Care Navigation – Individual consultations (in-person/phone) with trained staff to provide ongoing emotional support, connect caregivers with community resources, and increase understanding about care options. 
  • Respite Care – Financial assistance for brief substitute care (in-home support, adult day care services, short-term/weekend care, etc.) to assist families caring at home for an adult with a disabling condition. 
  • Short-Term Counseling – Individual sessions with licensed counselors, to offer emotional support and help with the strain of the caregiving role. 
  • Support Groups – Monthly meetings in a supportive atmosphere where caregivers share experiences and exchange ideas to ease the stress of caregiving.
  • CALM Education & Training – Our CALM (Caregivers Are Learning More) educational workshops and events are designed to help family caregivers feel more confident about caregiving. Most CALM activities are offered virtually.

Call us toll-free at 800-540-4442 for help or sign up for CareNav today!

How are you funded?

We are funded in part by the California Department Aging, Los Angeles County  Department of Aging and Disabilities, and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. 

The Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center (LACRC), an integral funding source housed within the USC Family Caregiver Support Center, is one of 11 nonprofit California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs). Our well established partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) program, supported by the County of Los Angeles Area Agency on Aging provides critical support to unpaid family caregivers; whether they be caring for aging relatives and other loved ones, or older senior caregivers of younger family members. The goals of the FCSP Program are to assist in minimizing the adverse emotional, physical, and financial consequences of unpaid family caregiving.