The Litherland, Kennedy & Associates, APC, Attorneys at Law is staffed with experienced professionals trained in the complex areas of Medi-Cal, Medicare, Elder Care, Geriatric Care Management, and Life Care Planning. We are here as your local resource to help with these issues.
To learn more about Geriatric Care Management, visit our Geriatric Care Management Services page. We also invite you to contact our office at (408) 356-9200 or (831) 476-2400 to arrange for a free 15 minute phone consultation with our geriatric care manager.
To learn more about Medi-Cal Planning, visit our Medi-Cal Planning Services page. We also invite you to contact our office at (408) 356-9200 or (831) 476-2400 for a free 15-minute phone consultation to determine whether a 1-hour consultation at our office regarding Medi-Cal planning will be useful. We regularly offer free Medi-Cal Planning Workshops. To view and register for an upcoming workshop, follow this link: Free Seminars and Workshops.
To learn more about Life Care Planning (the combination of Geriatric Care Management and Medi-Cal Planning Services), visit our Life Care Planning Services page.
To read our Elder Law Today newsletter posts, follow this link: Elder Law Today Blog Posts.
As a service to our community, we also provide the below links to helpful elder law and elder care resources.
Adult Day Care Facilities, Santa Clara County:
This page provides a list of Adult Day Care Facilities in Santa Clara County with contact information for each facility.
The ALS Association (ALSA) is the only national not-for-profit voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (often called Lou Gehrig’s disease). The mission of The ALS Association is to find a cure for and improve living with ALS.
The oldest and largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to research for the causes, cure, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and to providing education and support services to Alzheimer’s patients, their families and caregivers.
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) is the only national association that has products, activities and publications, which focus exclusively on the challenges of geriatric psychiatry.
American Cancer Society
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.
American Geriatrics Society
The premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. With an active membership of over 6,000 health care professionals, the AGS has a long history of effecting change in the provision of health care for older adults.
American Medical Resource Institute – The Guide to Overcoming Holiday Depression for the Elderly and their Caretakers
American Psychological Association – Aging and Depression
Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Health Information for Older Adults
Centers for Medicare and Medi-Cal Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medi-Cal Services (CMS), formerly known as The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is the federal agency responsible for administering Medi-Cal, Medicare, HIPAA, and several other health-related programs. They now have an increased emphasis on responsiveness to beneficiaries and providers, and quality improvement.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a spectrum of geriatric and extended care services to veterans enrolled in its health care system.
International Council on Active Aging
The official U.S. Government website for people on Medicare. This website gives up-to-date information regarding nursing homes, including the address, and if they are Medicare and Medi-Cal approved. They also offer information on prescription drug programs, hospital comparisons, and how to apply for benefits.
Medicare.gov: Websites for Seniors
National Council for Aging Care
This site includes information and resources designed for older Americans and their families as well as those concerned about providing opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older people and support their independence.
National Council on Aging Chronic Disease Self-Management Fact Sheet
NIH Senior Health: Healthy Aging
National Institute on Aging resource page on Healthy Aging.
Social Security Administration
The official website of the Social Security Administration.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program / California Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program
The California Department of Aging’s Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) provides personalized counseling, community education and outreach events for Medicare beneficiaries. HICAP is the primary local source for accurate and objective information and assistance with Medicare benefits, prescription drug plans and health plans.
Other Articles and Resources that You May Find Helpful:
- Art Therapy for Seniors
- A Place for Mom – San Jose Resources
- About Assisted Living.Org
This resource is written by a group of medical professionals and is meant to serve as a resource for anyone looking for information on placing themselves or a loved-one into an assisted living or elder care facility.
- Exercise – Benefit of Exercise for Seniors
- Health & Aging: Seniors and Swimming
Health Benefits of Swimming for All
- Home Advisor – Senior-Friendly Remodeling
- Music and Memory – Nature’s Wake-Up Call: How Music Lights Up the Brain
- Read Senior Housing Reviews
Read reviews on SeniorAdvisor.com
- Seniors’ Guide to Aging at Home
A Guide to Aging at Home Safely and with Dignity
- Seniors’ Guide to Drug and Alcohol Recovery
Start Your Recovery was developed by bringing together substance use disorder treatment experts from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. Through this resource, clients can hear stories from people with similar experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use disorder, and locate support.
- Tax Help for Military Members and Veteran’s