Coast Caregiver Resource Center


CCRC serves adults with cognitive
disorders by helping those who
care for them.


Caring for a loved one with a cognitive disorder or another disabling condition forever changes the lives of families and caregivers. There can be devastating effects on those providing long-term care: financial pressures, legal quandaries, health problems, and emotional turmoil.


CCRC, a program of Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, provides family and other unpaid caregivers with meaningful information, referral, consultation, and other support, enabling them to provide competent care to their loved ones at home, while managing the stress that often accompanies care giving. 


CCRC serves families in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties under funding from the California Department of Health Care Services; and in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties with funding from the Area Agency on Aging. Services and eligibility vary according to grant funding available.


Cognitive disorders include:



1528 Chapala Street, Suite 302
Santa Barbara, CA 93101  •   (805) 962-3600


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    CCRC serves as a point of entry to services available to unpaid caregivers to ease the tremendous burden shouldered by families providing long-term care. Its guiding values emphasize choice, collaboration, innovation, quality, participation, respect, and diversity. In particular, CCRC helps families through:

    • Short- and long-term care planning
    • Problem-solving consultations
    • Specialized information on caregiving issues, impact of diagnosis, care options, and appropriate community resources

    Under a grant from the Area Agency on Aging for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, CCRC also offers brief respite care to those who qualify.  Respite care is time-limited care and supervision by a substitute caregiver, thereby giving the family or friend caregiver a break from the stress of every day care.  Unpaid caregivers who could not otherwise afford the cost of substitute care may be eligible if they provide care either to an individual aged 60 or older who needs assistance with activities of daily living (eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, walking, transferring from bed to chair)or an adult of any age who requires supervision due to a cognitive disorder.


    In tandem with its direct services to families, CCRC provides support groups, education, caregiver retreats, caregiver counseling, and a central source of information about brain impairment.


    Any family or friend caregiver living in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, or Ventura counties is encouraged to contact CCRC for further information.


    Most services are free of charge. There may be a small cost for some educational programs and caregiver retreats.


    Additional online caregiver resources are listed here  >>


    Coast Caregiver Resource Center
    1528 Chapala Street, Suite 302
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    Ph: (805) 962-3600
    Ph: (888) 488-6555 (toll-free)
    Fax: (805) 965-4948