About CalCareNet (California Care Network)
What is CalCareNet?
The California Care Network, CalCareNet, is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, accessible website for consumers, caregivers, family members, and providers seeking information on long-term care services and supports (also called long-term care). The goal of CalCareNet is to provide access to information and tools that empower individuals and families to find the most appropriate services to meet their needs.
What is Long-Term Care?
Long-term care helps people who have a chronic illness or disability meet health or personal needs, including medical and nonmedical care. Most long-term care is to assist people with support services for activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom. Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living facilities, or in nursing homes.
CalCareNet brings together a range of California services into one place so people can learn what is available and more easily find and access those services.
Who are we?
The California Care Network portal, CalCareNet, is a pilot project sponsored by the California Health and Human Services Agency under the California Community Choices Project, with funding by a federal Real Choice Systems Transformation Grant.
CalCareNet is being piloted with California Aging and Disability Resource Connection Programs in Orange and Riverside counties to provide free assistance and information in person or by phone. The pilot also allows the state to test incorporating local resource data into a statewide database.
A steering committee comprised of key stakeholder groups (consumers, providers, advocates, and state departments) provided guidance on development of the CalCareNet website, identified the vision and business goals for the project, and provided both content and technical feedback on web portal content and design.
Who does CalCareNet serve?
CalCareNet is for anyone with long-term services and support needs. It is being piloted with Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) programs in Riverside and Orange counties from February 2009 to September 2011. These programs provide information and assistance by phone or in-person to anyone seeking long-term care information in Orange and Riverside counties.
In addition to community-based information for Riverside and Orange counties, CalCareNet and its search functions provide statewide information for everyone on licensed facilities and programs. Give Search for Services a try.
If you are seeking community-based information in other counties, please call 2-1-1 to inquire about information on health and human service programs available in your county. 2-1-1 is available in many counties; visit the online 2-1-1 Directory.
Call your local Area Agency on Aging 1-800-510-2020 for services in your area for seniors and adults with disabilities.
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