Get help with elder care

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — If you or a loved one needs help with issues like elder care, elder abuse, exploitation, neglect or mistreatment, here are some organizations that offer help and hope.

800-272-3900 (24/7 Helpline)

Leads the way to end Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

(415) 434-3388

(800) 445-8106

Family Caregiver Alliance supports and assists caregivers of adults with chronic or disabling health conditions.

Counties served: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties


Contra Costa Senior Legal Services (CCSLS) is a private, nonprofit agency that has been providing free legal services to older residents aged 60 or older in the County since 1976. Services provided have helped many stay in their homes, become eligible for and to retain public benefits, to recover real and personal property wrongly taken from them, and to obtain relief from physical, financial, and emotional abuse.

800-272-3900 (24/7 Helpline)

(707) 542-0282, (800) 834-1636

Family Caregiver Alliance supports and assists caregivers of adults with chronic or disabling health conditions.

Counties served: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties

Dedicated to preserving the dignity, independence and well-being of aging adults and people living with disabilities.

(415) 750-4111

(415) 355-6700 (24 hours)

(800) 814-0009 (24 hours)

24-hour hotline to report adult abuse and suspicious abusive activity in San Francisco. Calls can be confidential or anonymous. The hotline is staffed with social workers to assess the situation and take the next steps necessary to assist the victim.

(510) 577-3500



24-hour elder abuse hotline, assistance with physical abuse and financial abuse.

(408) 975-4900

Report acts of elder abuse in Santa Clara County to gain help and resources.

Non-urgent reports of suspected dependent adult/elder abuse and neglect can be filed here.



A resource center with 14 locations in San Francisco, accommodating various languages, with services and information to elders on their rights legally, financially, medically and more.

(415) 292-8888

(414) 292-9989 (For Hearing Impaired)

A nonprofit designed to increase the quality of life and quality of care for older adults and their families.

(800) 222-8000


Information center on what to do when you suspect elder abuse or neglect is taking place.

Learn warning signs that an older adult might be experiencing, or at increased risk of experiencing abuse.

If abuse occurred in nursing home, rehab center, care facility or adult day program, contact Long-Term Care Ombudsman CRISIS-line: 1-800-231-4024

Citizen’s Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse

One sheet on what is elder abuse here.

Learn how to protect yourselves from becoming victims of financial, physical or emotional abuse.

Fact sheets in English, Spanish and Chinese on a range of topics important to long-term care consumers.

(800) 474-1116

(415) 974-5171

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.