Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)

To enroll or refer someone to MSSP: Referral Form

Remain Safely at Home and Age in Place through Long Term Supports and Services (LTSS)

MSSP

Partners’ Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) serves seniors (65+) who are qualified for Medi-Cal, and functionally impaired or have a medical condition that makes it difficult to complete everyday activities.

The goal of MSSP is to help older adults, 65 years old and older, age in place, by delaying or avoiding entirely, unnecessary, and costly nursing home placement through the provision of long-term care services and supports necessary for independent living.

Essential services that may be provided at no cost to eligible participants:

  • Safety equipment, grab bars, ramps
  • Minor home repairs
  • In-home care
  • Emergency Response System
  • Transportation
  • Home delivered meals, and more!

What Zip Codes Does MSSP Cover?

Partners in Care Foundation has over 20 years of experience operating MSSP, serving Los Angeles County, Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Kern County, Santa Barbara, and the San Fernando Valley. The high quality of Partners work in complex care management, specifically MSSP, has been recognized with a three-year Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

View full list of Zip Codes Covered by Partners’ MSSP.

If you do not live in a covered area, you can view the full list of MSSP Providers in California HERE

Who is eligible for MSSP?

To be considered eligible for the Multipurpose Senior Services Program clients must:

  • Be 65 years of age or older
  • Live within a site’s service area
  • Be in need of care management service
  • Be currently eligible for Medi-Cal
  • Be at risk of placement in a skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility.
92-year-old MSSP participant Tommie Cannon shares her story on 23ABC News Bakersfield

Does MSSP affect Medi-Cal or Services?

Enrolling in MSSP does not affect Medi-Cal or other services such as IHSS, Home Health Care, Home Delivered Meals, or Adult Day Health Care. Partners’ care managers help to coordinate these services.

MSSP Services

What senior services are provided by MSSP to support independent living?

Essentials services that may be provided to MSSP participants at no cost include:

  • Adult Day Care / Support Center – Community-based programs that provide non-medical care,  including a variety of social, psychosocial, and related support services in a protective setting.
  • Minor Home Repairs – Includes installation of wheelchair ramps and grab bars, widening of doorways, updates to the bathroom facilities, minor plumbing and electrical repairs.
  • Non-Medical Items – Items necessary for safety and independence due to functional limitation like refrigerators, new mattresses/furniture, non slip bath mats, home appliances, etc.
  • Chore and Personal Care Assistance – Services for persons who need outside help to maintain independent living. Includes support performing household tasks as well as assistance to maintain bodily hygiene, personal safety, and activities of daily living.
  • Protective Supervision – Developing a care plan to best serve participants, including assisting with access to local services and ongoing monitoring of the provision of services included in the client’s plan of care. Care managers also initiate and oversee the process of assessment and reassessment of a client’s level of care and monthly review.
  • Care Management – Developing a care plan to best serve participants, including assisting with access to local services  and ongoing monitoring of the provision of services included in the client’s plan of care. Care managers also initiate and oversee the process of assessment and reassessment of a client’s level of care and monthly review.
MSSP Services
  • Respite – Supervision and care of a participant while family members or other individuals who normally provide full-time care take short-term relief.
  • Transportation – Non-emergency medical transportation to health and social service providers,  as well as transportation to special community events.
  • Meal Services – Includes meals served in congregate settings or prepared meals delivered to participants who are unable to prepare their own meals at home and have no caretaker to prepare meals for them.
  • Social Services – Includes social reassurance / friendly visits, individual or group counseling, and money management and legal assistance.
  • Communications Services – Translation and interpretive services and the provision of emergency response systems/devices.

How can we help you?

For more information on MSSP services, please contact Carolina May at: 818 837 3775 x 162 or mmay@picf.org.

To enroll or refer someone to MSSP: Referral Form