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Life is Better At Home (MSSP)

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“Life Is Better At Home” With MSSP

Home is where the heart is, and living independently for as long as possible is a goal for many seniors and their loved ones.

If you or someone you care for wants to stay at home, but is considering the possibility of a nursing home because of physical or other disabilities, the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) may be right for you.

What is MSSP?

(MSSP) provides social and health care management for Medi-Cal eligible seniors, 65 years and older, who are eligible for placement in a nursing facility, but who wish to remain at home. MSSP care managers – nurses and social workers – visit with the senior at home to establish their health and social needs and provide a plan of care.

What Services Does MSSP Offer?

MSSP provides a wide range of services.

  • Adult Day Care – Community-based programs that provide non-medical care to meet the needs of adults with disabilities
  • Housing Assistance – Home safety modifications, such as grab bars and shower seats, plus emergency assistance in situations that demand relocation, temporary lodging expenses in particular situations, and assistance to restore utility services
  • Chore and Personal Care Assistance – Support with household tasks and assistance to maintain hygiene, and personal safety
  • Protective Supervision – For people who are very frail or otherwise may suffer a medical emergency. Performed by an individual trained to identify the signs of a medical crisis and able to reach aid in the event of an emergency
  • Care Management – Care managers monitor the delivery of services included in a person’s plan of care. Care managers also set up and oversee the assessment and reassessment of a person’s level of care and the monthly review of plans of care
  • Respite – The supervision and care of an individual while the family or others who normally provide full-time care take a short-term break
  • Transportation – Provides access to the community (e.g., non-emergency medical transportation to health and social service providers) and special events for people who do not have transportation
  • Meal Services – Includes meals served in community settings or meals delivered to people who are homebound, unable to prepare their own meals and have no one at home to prepare meals for them
  • Social Services – Includes social support / friendly visiting, individual or group counseling, and money management and legal assistance
  • Communications Services – Includes translation and interpretive services and access to emergency response systems

“Without your help, I could not have done it.”

Maria was trying to care for her elderly parents, while working and taking care of her young family. She contacted Partners in Care about MSSP. Here’s what she had to say:

“I was alone in providing care for my parents. You have been so wonderful to me and my parents in providing the supports and services we needed. Without your help I could not have done it.”

How can we help you?

If you or someone you care for may benefit from MSSP, please contact Aloyce Rachal, MSSP Site Director, North & South at 818 837 3775 x 129 / arachal@picf.org

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