Programs & Services
Southern Caregiver Resource Center (SCRC) offers services to family caregivers of adults with chronic and disabling conditions or diseases. With a team of highly-qualified, professional staff, SCRC supports families through a full range of programs and services.
To be eligible for services, a client must be caring for an adult with a cognitive impairing condition that occurred after the age of 18 (for example: dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease), or someone age 60 years and older in need of assistance with daily living activities. Services are for residents of San Diego and Imperial counties.
All services come at no cost to the family caregiver. Both home and office visits are available by appointment.
Click on any of the following services to learn more:
SCRC provides information on chronic and disabling conditions and diseases, aging, caregiving issues and community resources. SCRC also has an extensive caregiver resource library containing numerous fact sheets, books and DVDs.
SCRC can fund respite services to relieve caregivers of the stresses of constant care. Respite is designed to provide care to a loved one for a brief period of time so the caregiver has the opportunity for relief and rest. This service may be provided in the individual’s home, or in an out-of-home setting such as an adult day care center or assisted living facility. SCRC contracts with select, professional agencies / facilities to provide this service.
*This assistance is limited by the availability of funds & may have to be curtailed when designated budgets are exhausted*
SCRC offers professionally facilitated support groups that meet at various locations in San Diego County. These groups enable caregivers to share experiences and ideas to ease the stress of their caregiving role. Click here for our current Support Group schedule.
Legal / Financial Consultation
SCRC's professional staff can consult with clients on the various legal and financial issues related to caring for an adult. Professional legal assistance can help caregivers with a variety of issues including estate planning (trusts, wills, qualification for Medi-cal), conservatorships, durable powers of attorney, and Advanced Health Care Directives. If it is felt that a client would benefit from consultation with an attorney or with another professional, they may be referred to a qualified attorney or legal service provider.
Operation Family Caregiver
Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) coaches the families of returning service members and veterans to manage the difficulties that come with returning home. OFC is a personalized program, tailored specifically to the struggles of each family. Through proven methods, the program teaches military families the skills needed to best navigate their challenges, resulting in stronger and healthier families. OFC is a program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving.
Please watch this video to learn more about Operation Family Caregiver.
Family Consultation /
Case Management Services
SCRC’s professional staff works with families and caregivers to provide support, alleviate stress, examine options and enable them to make decisions relating to the care of adults. SCRC also helps identify existing and potential services to assist caregivers in coping and meeting their needs, as well as the needs of care recipients. SCRC’s Family Consultants provide an assessment of caregiver needs (in home or our office), short and long-term care planning, and ongoing consultation.
Short - Term Counseling
SCRC offers up to six (6) one-hour individual counseling sessions to caregivers seeking emotional support, skill development and helpful strategies to better cope with their caregiving situation. Counseling is provided by SCRC's licensed clinicians and staff in process of licensure and under clinical supervision.
Education & Training
SCRC provides education and training on a variety of issues related to caregiving. If you or someone you know is interested in our current educational offerings, Click Here for our current class schedule. SCRC’s professional staff can organize education for groups of caregivers and community professionals. SCRC staff can provide education and training at a variety of settings including community support groups, corporations/small and large businesses, churches, assisted living facilities, large and small community events – just to name a few. To inquire about having SCRC customize a training for your group or organization, call Martha Rañón, Director of Government & Community Affairs, at (858) 268-4432.
REACH2Caregivers program is an evidence based educational series for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Classes are offered in group settings with other caregivers and focus on helping caregivers cope with their caregiving situation, take better care of themselves, learn stress management techniques, and develop effective family communication skills. To learn more about our nationally-recognized REACH2Caregivers program and it's impact in the community, please watch this video.
SCRC’s professional staff can provide on-site educational programs, resource fairs, and consultations to help employers meet the needs of their employees with caregiving responsibilities.