The USC Family Caregiver Support Center, Home of Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, Helps families and communities master the challenges of caring for persons with brain impairing conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury and chronic health issues.
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Welcome to the USC Family Caregiver Support Center (USC FCSC). 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.
We help informal, unpaid family caregivers who are caring for family members or friends. We are proud to serve families of all cultures and communities in LA County. We are funded in part by the State of California Department of Health Care Services, LA County Workplace Development, Aging, and Community Services, and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Our services are provided at low or no-cost to family caregivers and friends who help someone over the age of 60 with chronic medical conditions.
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.
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.
Call us toll-free: 800-540-4442 for Help.
We are funded in part by Los Angeles County Aging and Disabilities Department and the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Services are low or no-cost to family caregivers and friends who help someone over the age of 60 who may have the following conditions:
- Multiple medical problems
- Memory problems
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Early stage Dementia
- Mild cognitive impairments
- Lewy Body Dementia
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)