Long-Term Care Planning

If you or a loved one is faced with making decisions about appropriate levels of care, available facilities and other placement concerns, the Support Services staff at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara can assist you with resources and other helpful information. For more assistance, please call (805) 682-7300 or toll free (877) 755-7300.

Other Community Resources:

Long-Term Care

Long-Term Care Ombudsman - (805) 785-0132
Can answer questions about long-term care, provide current list of county facilities, advocate on behalf of anyone who is already in long-term care.

Assessment & Home Evaluation

Family Service Agency Senior Outreach Program - (805) 965-1001
Provides bilingual in-home assessment by professional counselor or social worker to identify needs of persons over sixty years of age in Santa Barbara.

Geriatric Assessment Program (GAP) - (805) 346-8391
A program of the Department of Social Services where nurses assess the total situation of individuals on Medi-Cal, sixty years of age or older, who are having trouble coping in their present situation.

In-Home Assessment
Skilled nursing agencies can assess the level of care a person may need when the assessment is ordered by a physician.

Best Care Central Coast Home Health Agency
• (805) 925-8694- Santa Maria
• (805) 736-2124- Lompoc
• (805) 688-5269- Solvang

Lompoc Valley Home Health (Lompoc) - (805) 736-7119
Marian Home Care Services (Santa Maria) - (805) 739-3830
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (Santa Barbara) -
(805) 963-6794

Case Management

Multipurpose Senior Service Program
• (805) 562-1637-Santa Barbara County
Provides a social and health care management services for persons receiving both Medicare & Medi-Cal Services include home health care, homemaker personal care, transportation, respite, emergency response system, home repair and housing assistance.