Resources

Links

Government - Alameda
Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave 510 747 7500
http://www.mastickcenter.com/resources.html

Government - Alameda County
Alameda County
http://www.acgov.org/
Links to assessor's office, recorder, and other county departments

Alameda County Social Services
www.alamedasocialservices.org/public/services/
then click on Elders and Disabled Adults
To report abuse, 24 hours a day: 510.577.3500 or toll free at 866.225.5277 (866-CALL-APS).

For a referral to an Alameda County attorney:
www.acbanet.org/  
(510) 302-2222, Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM

To check the history of an Alameda County case, if you know the date, time and department of the next hearing or you know the case number

http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/courts/
then click on domainWeb

Government - California
Official state website with links
http://www.ca.gov/

California Department of Health Care Services Medi-Cal
http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/

To look at California codes:
www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html

Government - Federal

US Department of Housing and Urban Development
http://www.hud.gov/

Reverse Mortgage information
http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hecm/rmtopten.cfm

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS)
www.cms.hhs.gov/

Medicare - Official Government Site
www.medicare.gov

Social Security - Main Site
http://www.ssa.gov

Other Public Interest Links

For information about Medicare, Medi-Cal, nursing homes, and issues in long-term health care:
www.canhr.org
California Advocates For Nursing Home Reform
415-974-5171

To order an Advance Health Care form:
www.cmanet.org/
California Medical Association
916-444-5532
www.chcd.org
Sacramento Healthcare Decisions (916) 851-2828
www.calhealth.org   
California Hospital Association (916) 443-7401

To download order a POLST (Physician Orders For Life Sustaining Treatment): http://www.capolst.org/

To order a statutory will form from the State Bar
http://www.calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_home.jsp

Common scams
http://www.aarp.org/money/wise_consumer/scams/ http://www.fbi.gov/majcases/fraud/internetschemes.htm

A 50-year-old lawyer who had been practicing since he was 25 years old died and arrived at the pearly gates of heaven. The lawyer said to St. Peter, “I am surprised I died so young. I was very active and always ate well. And I'm only 50 years old!” St. Peter looked at his book and looked back down at the lawyer. “Fifty years old, you say? According to your billing records, you should be 83.”