Older Adults

Grandparent Guardianship Project

The Guardianship Caregiver Project assists caregivers 55+ with obtaining guardianship over children living with them up to the age of 18.

Project advocates represent prospective guardians by preparing and filing guardianship petitions, responding to objections, representing clients in mediation and guardianship hearings, and preparing post-hearing letters and orders.

Seniors Law Center

The Seniors Law Center focuses on the civil legal needs of adults 60 years and older throughout Kern County. Although the Center does not have income restrictions, priority is given to low-income seniors.

Priority service areas include consumer law matters, elder abuse and neglect, public benefits, and landlord-tenant issues.

For more information, please visit our Seniors Law Center page.

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program receives, investigates, and resolves issues and concerns involving residents in skilled nursing or licensed residential care facilities.

The Ombudsman responds to claims of abuse and neglect including but not limited to physical, sexual, or financial abuse and gross neglect. The Ombudsman also offers consumer guidance and support in resolving quality of care or quality of life issues affecting residents in long-term care.

To volunteer please call the Kern County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office (661) 323.7884 or toll free/CA Relay Service at 888.292.GBLA (4252)