RESOURCES

Government Agencies and Public Services

Below are resources and website links to various government agencies and public service providers that you may find useful.

PROFESSIONAL & LEGAL

A statewide organization dedicated to the ethical and educational standards of the fiduciary profession.

WEBSITE : PFAC – www.pfac-pro.org

Professional Fiduciaries Bureau

A newly established government agency for licensing and regulating professional fiduciaries in California.

Office of Attorney General

A statewide registry for professional conservators, trustees and guardians in California. Search “Toth, Sharon”

Board of Behavioral Sciences

To verify state licenses held by mental health professionals.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Social Security Administration

Public information about claims and benefits.

Veterans Administration

The official government website for healthcare and services for qualified Veterans.

Medicare

The official government site for people with Medicare.

Community Care Licensing Division

Department of Social Services, State of California verify licensing of various care facilities and make complaints.

PUBLIC BENEFITS

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illnesses.

Legal Assistance for Seniors

Free legal advice and representation, health insurance counseling, and community education to qualified Alameda County residents.

New Lifestyles

A Bay Area directory to senior housing and care services.

Free & confidential service for residents of Long Term Care facilities in Alameda County. Advocates for services and investigates complaints.