Coast Caregiver Resource Center
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Who We Are
Coast Caregiver Resource Center (CCRC) is the point of entry to local supportive services available to nonpaid family members ages 18 and older caring for adults with adult-onset brain impairments and older adults with disabling conditions.
Our services are available throughout the Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties. Regardless of income, most services are free or provided at low cost to family caregivers.
A program of Cottage Health, CCRC is committed to the well-being of our communities through service with excellence, integrity, and compassion.
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What We Do
Consultation and Education
All clients receive free, confidential and personalized guidance in managing caregiving responsibilities and referrals to helpful resources. Trained staff provide individualized assessment and care planning, including:
- Guidance in managing caregiving responsibilities
- Education regarding diagnosis and care needs
- Advocacy for services
- Short-term respite and/or counseling grants
- Referrals to community resources
Staff-facilitated groups offer caregivers a venue for peer support.
Mental Health Counseling
Short-term counseling is available to help family members adjust to initial or ongoing challenges related caregiving, such as:
- Grief related to a loved one’s diagnosis
- Role changes
- Family conflicts
- Stress management
Eligible clients may receive short-term respite care (substitute care). Depending on funding, CCRC provides financial assistance for in-home support, adult day care services or short-term out-of-home care.
For more information download the Coast Caregiver Resource Center brochure
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What are California Caregiver Resource Centers?
CCRC is one of 11 regional nonprofit Caregiver Resource Centers that serve the estimated 5.5 million unpaid family and friend caregivers across the state.
The 11 nonprofit California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs), serve family caregivers of adults (18+) 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, or traumatic brain injury (TBI), among many others.
Combined, the CRCs serve every county in California. Each CRC tailors its services to its geographic area.
The CRCs are united by shared values emphasizing choice, collaboration, innovation, quality, participation, respect and diversity.
Our services are entirely funded by grants and private donations.
CCRC is generously supported by the California Department of Health Care Services, the Central Coast Area Agency on Aging, and the Santa Barbara Foundation. Donations are a vital source of funding. All donations are tax deductible and gratefully received.