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Aging and Adult Services: Support

Overview

Support Services

A wide range of support services are available for seniors and adults with disabilities in San Mateo County.

General information

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program provides homecare services to Medi-Cal eligible aged, blind or individuals with disabilities, including children, to assist them to remain safely in their own homes as an alternative to out-of-home care.

IHSS is the largest home and community-based program available in California. It is a core component of the state’s long-term care system. Some special needs individuals who may qualify for IHSS services are: children with disabilities, hospice patients, and hospital discharge patients.

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Where Seniors Can Go for Nutritious Meals

San Mateo County’s Nutrition Programs for Older Adults provide nutritious meals at group dining sites, such as senior centers, and through home delivery to people who are homebound. There are a number of group dining sites throughout the County, and current sites are listed below. Older Americans Act (OAA) funded sites are indicated with an asterisk (*). Contact the San Mateo County TIES Line (1-800-675-8437) for information regarding home-delivered meals.

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Multipurpose Senior Services (MSSP)

The Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) provides social and health care management to people 65 or older who are eligible for Medi-Cal. The program aims to keep clients living independently in the community and to prevent or delay placement in a nursing facility. MSSP provides services to eligible clients and their families that assist clients to remain in their homes. MSSP Case Managers work collaboratively with individuals, families and communities as well as health team members to promote the client’s independence, autonomy and a sense of well-being.

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Linkages

The Linkages program provides case management as well as information and assistance services to frail, at risk seniors and adults with functional impairments who are 18 and older. Linkages provides care coordination, information and assistance regarding community resources to help clients remain independent in the community.

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Representative Payee

The Representative Payee Program is responsible for managing the government benefits of individuals on an on-going basis. This includes applying for government benefits on behalf of individuals, establishing budgets and paying monthly expenses, monitoring accounts to maintain eligibility for benefits, and completing Medi-Cal redetermination and Social Security reviews.

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