COMMUNITY RESOURCE


Legacy Nursing and Rehabilitation offers Community Resources for the adults and seniors of Contra Costa County. You may call the facility and speak directly with staff from our social services or business development departments if you have specific questions you may need to be answered and or click the links below for free downloadable forms and information.

 


Resources, Information, and Guides

 

          Assisted Living Facility Evaluation Checklist

          Care Giver Support Groups

          Case Management Agencies for Adults and Seniors

          Community Resource Guide

          Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

          Legal Assistance Resources

          Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Loan Program

          Respite/Day Programs

          Transportation Resource Guide


Long-Term Care Housing Options

 

A transition to an assisted living facility or residential care home would offer many benefits to the quality of life of a disabled adult or senior. The biggest benefits of assisted living are the peace of mind given to the family members or responsible party; knowing your loved one is safe, cared for, and enjoying the best possible quality of life given their current functioning level. These long-term housing options will provide personal care support services such as meals, medication management, bathing, dressing, transportation, and 24/7 supervision.

 

 

          Assisted Living and Residential Care Facilities in Contra Costa County

          Housing and Facility Types

          Housing Listing Contra Costa County

          Placement/Referral Services

 


Low-Income Housing Options

 

          Affordable Housing in Contra Costa

          Bay Area Housing Search

          Housing Listing Contra Costa County

          Homeless Shelter/Emergency Housing

          Section 8 Housing (Housing Choice Voucher) Waiting Lists in California

 

 


Power of Attorney

 

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that you (the principal) create. It gives another person (your agent) the legal authority to act on your behalf. You can give your agent broad, ongoing powers, such as handling all of your finances or limit him/her to specific actions and dates, for example paying your bills while you are away. He or she may not write, change, or revoke your will.

Both Principal and Agent must complete the form and authorize in front of a public notary or at least two (2) witnesses not related to the principal or agent for the document to be legal. If the transaction takes place in a licensed care facility a representative from the California Ombudsman office must be present for the document to be valid.

 

BASIC TYPES OF POWER OF ATTORNEY

  • General Financial Power of Attorney permits the agent to transact any or all business, other than health care, for the principal.
  • Durable Financial Power of Attorney remains active if the principal becomes incapacitated.
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care sometimes called Health Care Power of Attorney, which California combines with a living will to create an Advance Health Care Directive.

 

          Power of Attorney California Form

 


Advance Health Care Directive

 

An “advance health care directive” allows your physician, spouse, partner, family and friends know what your health care preferences are, and including the types of special treatment you want or don’t want at the end of life, your wishes for diagnostic testing, surgical procedures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and organ donation.

When you consider the factors of your options early, you can confirm the quality of life that is important to you and avoid having your family “guess” your wishes or having to make crucial medical care decisions for you under stress or in emotional confusion.

 

          Advanced Health Care Directive Form

 


Food programs in Contra Costa County

          


Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)

 

HICAP is a federal and state funded volunteer-based program. HICAP was established in 1984 to provide information about the myths and realities of Medicare, private health insurance companies, and when necessary and appropriate provide legal advice and representation. There is an HICAP-type program in every state. Outside of California, our program is also called “SHIP”, State Health Insurance Assistance Program

 


In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

 

The IHSS Program will help pay for services provided to you so that you can stay safely in your own home. To be eligible, you must be over 65 years of age, or disabled, or blind.  IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.

The types of services which can be authorized through IHSS are housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, and grooming), accompaniment to medical appointments, and supervision for the mentally impaired.

 

In order to start the application process for IHSS services, you must first call the 925-363-3677.

 

          In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

          IHSS Certification SOC 873

          IHSS Application SOC 295


 

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