Senior Advocacy Groups
Area Agency on Aging and HICAP
Center for Successful Aging
The Center for Successful Aging has five programs:
- Senior Peer Counseling offering individual and group counseling to seniors and their families,
- CareLine – a Telephone Service where free calls are made to seniors limited to their home,
- Pet Therapy where dogs provide companionship to seniors,
- Real Help- pairing seniors needing home services to vetted providers
- Successful Aging-the only senior newspapers serving seniors in the greater Santa Barbara area.
Family Service Agency
Family Service Agency (FSA) offers several different programs for seniors and their families: the Long Term Care Ombudsman (advocacy for people living in long-term care residential facilities), Senior and Caregiver Mental Health Counseling (individual, family, and group support), and the Senior Expo of Santa Barbara (the largest annual health fair for older adults and their families in the County).
Independent Living Resource Center
The Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. (ILRC) offers assistance to individuals who have any type of disability, we are a resource center who refers or helps individuals with disabilities with housing, benefits, assistive technology, personal care assistance at home, communication access with our American sign language registry and we also help transition individuals from Skilled Nursing Facilities to live on their own in the community with needed assistance. We serve the Tri-Counties with offices in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo. If you need assistance please contact us.
Please call our office at 963-0595 to schedule an appointment with one of our advocates.
Johnson Moore Trial Attorneys
Stephanie Johnson is an attorney at Johnson Moore Trial Attorneys. Her practice focuses on elder abuse and neglect claims involving nursing homes and residential care facility settings, as well as wrongful death, medical malpractice, and other catastrophic personal injury cases. Ms. Johnson works collaboratively with the firm’s two partners at all phases of litigation. She also manages potential new clients and is instrumental in hand-picking only a dozen or so cases per year for passionate advocacy. Ms. Johnson is determined to seek justice for elders and others injured by our healthcare system.
Contact her today to set up a free consultation at (805) 988-3661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
The Long Term Ombudsman Program of Santa Barbara serves the residents in the Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities in the Santa Barbara County. The mission for the Ombudsman Program is to advocate for the rights of the residents, resolve conflicts, investigate abuse and make sure residents have quality of life. For more information please contact:
LTCO Program Supervisor
Skilled Nursing & Respite Care
CenCal Health Case Management Department
Adult case-management services are provided by registered nurses, social workers, and transitional care coordinators in two languages, English and Spanish. We coordinate care for members who have complex medical or behavioral health conditions; high psychosocial risk factors; and/or need assistance navigating through the health care system.
The Pediatric Unit Program (PUP) is designed as a “one-stop shop” to obtain covered services through prior authorization requests and case-management for children and youth under the age of 21 who do not have a CCS eligible condition.
Additional services include:
- 24/7 Nurse Advise Line: 1-800-524-5222
- Care transition coordination from Home to Facility, Hospital to Facility or SNF to Home/Community placements.
- Medical Transportation (Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County).
- Community Based Adult Services (CBAS) in Santa Maria – Adults only.
CenCal Health Adult and Pediatric Case Management:
- Phone Number: (805) 685-9525 ext. 1838
- Fax Number: (805) 681-8260
Coast Caregiver Resource Center
Cottage Health Parish Nursing Program
Visiting Nurses & Hospice Care
Visiting Nurses & Hospice Care Serving Santa Barbara, Lompoc and the Santa Ynez Valley; located at 512 Gutierrez Street in existence since 1908. The Following are the services that VNHC currently provides:
Hospice Care, Home Health which include Physical Therapy, Occupational and Speech Therapy; TeleHealth Care, Loan Closet, Personal Care Services, Inpatient Hospice Care at Serenity House; Palliative Care, Integrative Therapies and Bereavement Support, Volunteer Services, Care Management and Senior Health and Safety Assessment that is free of charge. VNHC also has a Foundation which assists those community members who do not have any insurance coverage.
As a nonprofit health care organization, our mission is to provide compassionate and trusted care for all. We are able to fulfill our charitable mission thanks to the generosity of so many who donate and volunteer.
Housing, Food & Transportation
Community Action Commission
Low-income seniors in our community can receive nutritious, high quality meals through CAC’s Healthy Senior Lunch Program. We also offer energy programs that make low-income homes safer, warmer and more energy efficient.
Home Energy Program: http://www.cacsb.org/low-income-assistance/energy-programs
Healthy Senior Lunch: http://www.cacsb.org/low-income-assistance/senior-meals
Easy Lift Transportation
Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara
The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara is a local public agency created under state law for the purpose of providing safe, decent, and quality affordable housing and supportive services to eligible persons with limited incomes, through a variety of federal, state, local and private resources.
HACSB does more than handle the day-to-day demands of providing affordable housing solutions to lower income families, seniors and the disabled. We strive to craft solutions to our Community’s affordable housing dilemma in a holistic manner, and turn them into reality.
Meals on Wheels
Recreation & Quality of Life
Santa Barbara Public Library
Senior Center Without Walls
End of Life Care
Compassion & Choices
Hospice of Santa Barbara
Hospice of Santa Barbara offers three specific programs: (1) Bereavement Counseling – Individual and Group, (2) Patient Care Services, and (3) Community Education and Engagement Program.
The counseling is provided by trained and experienced counselors. They provide grief counseling to children, teens and adults in English and Spanish. There are a variety of support groups based on topic. The Patient Care Services program at Hospice of Santa Barbara is a relationship based approach to supportive medical care. This program will serve patients in any stage of a life threatening illness or those in active medical treatment along with their family and caregivers.
The purpose of this program is to assist the patient and their families manage the impact of their medical condition by providing Medical Social Work, Spiritual Care, and Volunteer Services in the home. The Community Education and Engagement Program offers training and workshops on all topics covering End of Life. All of our services are free of charge.
Hospice of Santa Barbara
2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste 100
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center
Santa Barbara Response Network (SBRN)
The Santa Barbara Response Network (SBRN) is a grassroots community organization dedicated to offering Psychological First Aid (PFA) and provide support for resilient recovery from traumatic events in the community such as:
- Attempted or completed suicides
- Violent injuries and deaths
- Natural disasters
- Or other traumatic events.