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Department of Human Services

Adult and Aging Division


Linkages care managers and clients work together to identify resources and services that help them live independently at home. Linkages offers short-term care management with connections to local, non-profit and government programs that fit the client’s needs.

The program requires active involvement in care by the client or a committed support person or care provider, such as a family member or close friend. The client or caregiver must be able and willing to work with our staff in making decisions, arranging and/or monitoring home- and community-based services and care.

Who is Eligible?

  • Sonoma County residents
  • Age 60 or older
  • Any income level 
  • Require help, due to an illness, injury, disability or major life event, in order to live independently
  • Willing to help identify their needs and plan for how to meet them
  • Can independently arrange for services OR has a committed support person in place who can make arrangements

Services through Linkages

Helps clients through:

  • an in-home assessment of current needs for supportive services, and a plan to meet future needs as a condition or situation changes,
  • referrals to programs and services, such as transportation, caregiver support and home-delivered meals,
  • Provides advocacy with medical, legal, and benefit programs as needed,
  • and regular contact with a social worker in-home and by telephone to support the process, 

How to Apply

Adult Protection Hotline

Abuse and neglect affects many older and dependent adults in Sonoma County. Adult Protective Services (APS) responds to reports of abuse, neglect, exploitation and self-neglect involving older adults age 65+ and disabled, dependent adults age 18+.

Senior Resource Guide

The Sonoma County Senior Resource Guide / Guia De Recursos lists hundreds of local programs that are helpful to seniors, their families and their caregivers.