Programs & Services
If you are helping to support a loved one who is 60 or older, and/or if you are a grandparent caring for a grandchild, please complete the TCARE Caregiver Assessment below.
Every caregiver starts with a prescreen to identify their level of stress and caregiving burnout risk. Based on the results, they may be connected with a Family Caregiver Support Program Social Worker who uses the TCARE system to create a tailored care plan to support their caregiving journey. The program offers caregiver training, support groups, home adaptations and safety devices, caregiver resource library and computer center, information and assistance, public information and community education for eligible caregivers. It also helps caregivers with in-home respite and out-of-home respite (day care) for caregivers at risk of caregiver burnout.
Family Caregiver Resource Centers
Local Family Caregiver Resource Centers provide assessment and case management for family caregivers in Ventura County. This program offers caregiver training, support groups, home adaptations and safety devices, caregiver resource library and computer center, information and assistance, public information and community education for eligible family caregivers. It also helps caregivers with in-home respite and out-of-home respite (day care) for caregivers at risk of caregiver burnout. See the list below for a program site nearest you.
FCRC Camarillo Health Care District – Headquartered in Camarillo and serves the Camarillo community. Call (805) 388-1952 or 1-800-900-8582 or visit www.camhealth.com.
FCRC Senior Concerns – Headquartered in Thousand Oaks and serves east Ventura County, i.e., Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Moorpark, the portion of Westlake Village in Ventura County, and unincorporated areas of east Ventura County including Newbury Park. Call (805) 497-0189 or visit www.seniorconcerns.org.
VCAAA’s FCRC Santa Clara Valley – Headquartered in the Santa Clara Valley, La Buena Vida serves all caregivers in West Ventura County, including Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru, Ojai, Ventura, and Oxnard. This program also serves monolingual Spanish-speaking caregivers countywide. Call the VCAAA at (805) 477-7300 and press 2 or email LOIS.VCAAA@Ventura.org.
Trualta is an online tool for managing care at home provided by the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging. Explore options for challenging behaviors and discover ways to further connect with your loved one. Connect, share, and learn with fellow caregivers.
WeCare offers caregiver training videos in English and Spanish to unpaid caregivers to strengthen their caregiving skills and knowledge, and to receive ongoing support. WeCare is a web-based application that is easy to use and offers short training videos and resources that will help you increase your knowledge and skills based on your individual caregiving needs.
Categories for training videos may include:
- Caregiver basics
- Caregiver stress management
- Fall prevention
- Personal care needs for a loved one
- Alzheimer’s & Dementia care
Text WECARE to 43386 or click on the link below to complete a short enrollment form. Upon enrollment, you will receive a welcome message from the Chat line. Using WeCare Chat, you can text your Training Navigator if you have any questions about the courses you take.
Family Caregiver Preplacement Counseling
Free unbiased counseling is available for family caregivers that are considering placement of a loved one in a skilled or resident care facility in Ventura County. Call (805) 656-1986 or visit Long Term Care Services of Ventura County.