Care Management – Multipurpose Senior Services Program
Care Management to Help Elderly Adults Remain at Home
MSSP provides social and health care management services created to delay older adults from having to go into nursing homes. MSSP Care Managers help their clients get needed services from community resources while working with their families and support systems. MSSP reduces costs and enables clients to keep living in their homes and enjoy a higher quality of life.
To get these services, you must:
» Be 65 years of age or older
» Live in Ventura County
» Have a possible need for nursing home care
» Be on Medi-Cal with no Share of Cost
Care Management Services
Registered Nurses (RNs) and Social Workers provide care management services to MSSP clients and their families. Some services include:
» Making a full review of the client’s and family’s needs
» Creating a Care Plan with the client to meet his or her needs through family and community resources
» Purchasing services and/or items that are not available through family and community resources
» Connecting the client to services that meet the Care Plan goals
» Reviewing the client’s needs regularly to track the progress of services
» Helping the client keep services and find new ones
MSSP Care Managers coordinate a wide range of services based on the client’s needs:
» Community-Based Adult Services (formerly Adult Day Health Care)
» Medical Equipment (Walkers, Canes, Grab Bars, Wheelchairs, Hospital Beds, Bath Chairs, etc.)
» Non-medical Equipment (Medical Alert Systems, Ramps, Heaters, Fans, etc.)
» Supplemental Personal Care, Homemaker Chore Services, Caregiver Relief
» Minor Home Repairs
» Counseling for Mental and/or Medical Issues
Client MSSP Referral Form
» MSSP Referral Form
For more information on MSSP, or to apply for the program, please contact Monica Neece at (805) 477-7300 or email LOIS.VCAAA@Ventura.org
California Community Transitions (CCT)
Many people feel overwhelmed at the thought of moving out of a nursing home and into their own place. There’s so much paperwork to be completed, with so many choices to be made, sometimes it seems easier to just stay put. The California Community Transitions (CCT) program was designed to assist eligible residents in moving safely from a skilled nursing facility to a home in the community. VCAAA can assist you with all the paperwork and choices, so you can make the best decision based on your current circumstances.
What is an eligible resident?
» Resident living in the SNF for 90 days+ prior to discharge
» All safety supports are in place, for example a dedicated family caregiver
» Resident must have “no Share-of-Cost” Medi-Cal, sometimes referred to as free Medi-Cal
» Permanent housing must be secured prior to discharge (i.e., room for rent, Board & Care, etc.)
» The resident, the skilled nursing facility, VCAAA and the Department of Health Care Services all agree with the discharge plan
For more information, please email LOIS.VCAAA@Ventura.org or call 805-477-7300.
Case Management – Social Model
Social model case management for seniors that provides assessment, case management, referrals and follow up. (Services not available in Simi Valley and Ojai and only existing clients are served in Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park.)
Senior Support Line – Emotional Support
Senior Support Line provides emotional support and a friendly voice for seniors feeling isolated; at risk of losing their independence; recently experienced a change in their care setting and/or who are sad about health changes or other losses.
Free 15-Minute Memory Screenings are available at the VCAAA offices on the 4th Thursday of every month, 10 am – 1 pm, on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 805-477-7300 for more information.
» Memory Screening Flyer (English & Spanish)
NOTE: A memory screening is not used to diagnose any particular illness and does not replace consultation with a qualified physician or other healthcare professional.