What State Office is Available To Assist
Elderly Adults in California?

Which state department assist seniors in California? In California, senior programs are funded by the California Department of Aging.

What is the best number to call to get started with the Alabama Elderly services?
To get started, contact the California Department of Aging at (916) 419-7500.

Is there a website to learn about elderly & senior care services provided by the state of California?

What Programs Are Available To Assist Elderly Adults in California?

What programs assist older adults in California? There are many resources avaible for seniors in California.

The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. The Department administers funds allocated under the federal Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, and through the Medi-Cal program.

The Department contracts with the network of Area Agencies on Aging, who directly manage a wide array of federal and state-funded services that help older adults find employment; support older and disabled individuals to live as independently as possible in the community; promote healthy aging and community involvement; and assist family members in their vital care giving role. CDA also contracts directly with agencies that operate the Multipurpose Senior Services Program through the Medi-Cal home and community-based waiver for the elderly, and certifies Adult Day Health Care centers for the Medi-Cal program.

What Medicaid Waiver Programs Are Available To Assist Elderly Adults in California?

What Waiver programs assist older adults in California? The Home and Community-Based Services waivers for elderly persons are administered by the California Department of Health Care Services. California's waiver for elderly adults is called The Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) waiver. It provides Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) to Medi-Cal eligible individuals who are 65 years or older and disabled as an alternative to nursing facility placement. The MSSP waiver allows the individuals to remain safely in their homes. This waiver is a 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver. Other waivers that may assist elderly persons include: CA Nursing Facility/Acute Hospital Waiver and The CA Assisted Living Waiver.

Call (916-552-9200) For general inquiries.
* The first step to accessing Medi-Cal waiver services is to establish Medi-Cal eligibility. To apply for Medi-Cal, call or visit your local county social services office and request a Medi-Cal application.

To learn about waivers in California, go to http://medicaidwaiver.org/state/california.html

Additional Information:

California Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) - The waiver offers Assisted Care Services in three settings: Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, Adult Residential Facilities and Public ally Subsidized Housing as well as Care Coordination, Residential Habilitation, and Nursing Facility Transition services. Qualified participants have full-scope Medi-Cal eligibility with zero share of cost and are determined to meet the Skilled Nursing Facility Level of Care, A or B. The ALW is currently implemented in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sonoma Counties. Additional Counties may be added in the future. There is no Waitlist.

Nursing Facility / Acute Hospital (NF/AH) - This waiver offers services in the home to Medi-Cal beneficiaries with a long-term medical condition for who, in the absence of this waiver, would otherwise receive care for at least 90 days in an intermediate care facility, a skilled nursing facility, a subacute facility, or an acute care hospital. Services include: Shift Nursing; Home Health Aide; Waiver Personal Care Service;s Transitional Case Management; Case Management; Home Care Training; Emergency Response Systems; Home Modifications; Respite Care; Utility Reimbursement; and Community Transition. There is a wait list for individuals assessed at the intermediate care facility and skilled nursing facility level of care unless those individuals are currently residing in one of those facilities. Family members may provide Waiver Personal Care Services.

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