The Meals On Wheels - Home Delivered Meals program provides homebound seniors with a daily hot meal and a reassuring friendly visit. HSA drivers are trained to observe any danger signs and report them back to the agency. For many seniors, a home delivered meal increases their sense of independence and prevents premature institutionalization. Meal recipients also receive holiday gift baskets and other holiday treats. Meals are delivered in Artesia, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, and Paramount.
- The Registry referral program matches workers with senior citizens 60 and over who need assistance in the home. Registry workers provide housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, transportation, and companionship.
- Personal Care: Eligible seniors receive personal care services on a temporary, short-term basis at a cost of $10 for up to a 3-hour visit.
The Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Center (ADCRC) allows memory-impaired and/or socially isolated senior citizens to spend their day in a caring, supportive environment. ADCRC’s goals are to delay or prevent nursing home placement, to provide a program meeting each client’s needs, and to assist clients in achieving better management of incapacitating symptoms of dementia. Daily ADCRC activities include lunch and snacks, arts and crafts, and group therapy. English and Spanish support groups are also available for family members of ADCRC participants.
The Senior Lunch Program is open to all older adults age 60+. The suggested donation for lunch is $2.25. Any donation, no matter how large or small, is always greatly appreciated and accepted although no individual will be turned away due to inability to donate. Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for a fee of $4.50.
Free social and health care management program funded by the state of California open to seniors who are 65 and over, Medi-Cal eligible with no share of cost, certifiable for a nursing facility, are appropriate for care management services, and who are able to be served in community within MSSP’s cost limitations and have a need for care management and be willing to participate in the program. Offered for the following cities: Artesia, Bell; Bell Gardens; Bellflower; Cerritos; Commerce; Cudahy; Downey; Huntington Park; Lynwood; Maywood; Norwalk; Paramount; Pico Rivera; Santa Fe Springs; South Gate; and Whittier.