What Community Services Can I Access?
At Eskaton, our mission is to enhance the quality of life of seniors through innovative health, housing and social services. As part of this mission, we seek to provide all older adults and their families with an extensive library of information and resources that can assist them in finding the support they need to live healthy, purposeful lives.
Listed below are a number of available community resources pertaining to housing, food access, support groups, in-home care and much more. In addition, Eskaton’s Resource Navigator is available to assist older adults and their families in engaging with these entities. Simply call 866-375-2866 for assistance.
HomeShare American River serves to facilitate safe, fair, and durable lodging arrangements for meeting the particular needs for housing and household services of a diverse range of otherwise under-served individuals and communities, while also providing a variety of personal and community benefits.
Sacramento Housing Alliance
Sacramento Housing Alliance advocates for safe, stable, accessible, and affordable homes in the Sacramento region. SHA builds healthy communities through education, leadership, and policy change. SHA also provides resources for finding affordable housing as well as emergency shelter needs.
Sacramento Housing and
The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency ensures the ongoing development of affordable housing and continuously advocates for community redevelopment projects in the city and county of Sacramento. They achieve this by creating safer neighborhoods and a more robust economy, so individuals, families and children in our community have opportunities for a better life. SHRA operates the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Emergency Housing and Homeless Resources, Targeted Population Housing Programs as well as other affordable housing resources.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels offers home-delivered meals to seniors who have difficulty leaving their homes or preparing food for themselves. They serve approximately two thousand Sacramento County seniors every week, and with the help of hundreds of volunteers and supporters, their program also provides friendly visits, status checks, and other safety-net services in addition to nourishing home-delivered meals.
o Meals on Wheels Outside of Sacramento County
CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, provides monthly food benefits to low-income individuals and families while also providing economic benefits to local communities. CalFresh is California’s largest food program providing an essential hunger safety net to those in need. CalFresh is federally mandated and in California, is state-supervised and county-operated.
Sacramento Food Bank is the largest nonprofit provider of basic human needs in Sacramento County. Their mission also offers educational opportunities and family support services allowing people who seek support to shape their best tomorrow. They are a place for hope and prosperity, a place where women and men, children and elders, are offered the tools they may need—food, clothes, education, technology, or just plain kindness—as they move toward a path of financial independence and self-sufficiency.
Homes can be a high risk for fires and falls, moisture and mold, asthma and allergies, toxic exposures such as carbon monoxide, and many other hazards putting occupants in danger. Rebuilding Together Sacramento decreases those risks by providing home improvement services focused on the principles of keeping a home safe, energy-efficient, dry, maintained, and clean, pest-free, contaminant-free and well ventilated. RTS makes it all possible by bringing together numerous community partners, volunteers and donors to strengthen lives and neighborhoods.
Del Oro Caregiver
Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center is an independent, private, non-profit program funded by the Department of Health Care Services, Area 4 Agency on Aging, grants and private contributions. Del Oro offers a host of free services to unpaid family caregivers in Northern California’s Gold Country counties — Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba.
The Collaborative is dedicated to improving care for California’s seniors by providing case management and care coordination for low-income frail seniors through the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP). One of 39 sites statewide, the program strives to keep frail seniors living at home safely for a long as possible. Staffed with Social Worker and Nurse Care Managers, MSSP participants receive ongoing care coordination and advocacy through monthly phone calls and quarterly home visits.
The IHSS Program helps pay for services provided to you, allowing you to remain safely in your own home. To be eligible, you must be over 65 years of age, or disabled, or blind. Disabled children are also potentially eligible. 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, grooming and paramedical services), transportation and accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired.
The best programs, educational and employment opportunities and amenities of civic life are of little value if people simply cannot get to them. For almost 40 years, Paratransit, Inc. has broken down the barriers to opportunity by offering leadership and innovation in the field of social service transportation. Paratransit, Inc. provides Vehicle Maintenance, Travel Training, Contract Transportation, Adaptive Vehicle Rentals, Mobility Management, and many other transportation programs in the Sacramento region and beyond.
Advocates – Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy
Founded in 1997, California Health Advocates is the leading Medicare advocacy and education non-profit in California. The financial support they receive from private and public organizations funds advocacy, policy research, and educational programs.
The Senior Legal Hotline is a special program within LSNC. Its mission is to provide legal help to protect the dignity, independence, safety, and economic stability of seniors and dependents they serve. The Senior Legal Hotline is funded by the Administration on Aging, Area 4 Agency on Aging, the Sacramento Employment Training Agency, as well as the Sacramento County Dispute Resolution Program. Several other LSNC offices provide consultations, in-person or by telephone, on a wide range of legal issues affecting people 60 or older. The Auburn, Chico, Eureka, Redding, Sacramento, Ukiah, Vallejo and Woodland offices provide both in-person and telephone assistance for clients in their respective county service areas.
Seniors First exists to provide programs, services and long-term support to Placer County seniors, allowing them to maintain their independence as long as possible. Seniors first is working to make this vision a reality by offering programs such as safe and reliable transportation, nutritious meals, adult day care & socialization, homebound visitation, caregiver support, home modifications and safety repairs, assistance with housing placement, information and referral resources for seniors. All Placer County seniors living in Western Placer County are eligible for Seniors First services, including the communities of Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Colfax, Auburn and Granite Bay.
The Eskaton Telephone Reassurance Program commits to establishing hundreds of social connections, 365 days a year and at no cost to the participant. The dynamic of friendly phone conversations lends itself to building treasured relationships, the very reason why there are many individuals, both call recipients and volunteers, who have participated in the program for over 5 years, with some friendships lasting more than twenty.
InnovAge PACE redefines senior care. Each participant works with a team of medical experts to develop a care plan that is personalized and regularly updated to meet their evolving medical and social needs. Senior care is not ‘one size fits all,’ which is why each participant has a customized PACE experience to meet their individual needs. The center offers five dayrooms, a primary care clinic with 13 exam rooms, a dental suite with four chairs, therapy gym, full-service kitchen, large dining room, and multiple patios for seniors to enjoy beautiful California days.
2-1-1 Sacramento, a program of Community Link Capital Region, is a free confidential information and referral service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
American Health Center
The Sacramento Native American Health Center Inc. (SNAHC) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) (Federal Tax ID # 20-4287737) Federally Qualified Health Center, located in Midtown Sacramento. The health center is committed to enhancing quality of life by providing a culturally competent, holistic, and patient-centered continuum of care. There are no tribal or ethnic requirements to receive care.
ACC Senior Services is a not-for-profit tax exempt organization. Founded in 1972, ACC Senior Services provides housing, education, and social services to help older adults sustain their independence and current lifestyles. ACC has become one of the most responsive and dynamic organizations for seniors in the Sacramento region. ACC offers rides for seniors, family caregiver support, Meals on Wheels, lifelong wellness programs, senior job training, friendly visitor program, as well as has skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities.