Care management helps older adults and their families determine their needs and find the best available resources to meet those needs. A care manager ensures that the person with dementia is receiving the proper care by conducting a needs assessment of the person with dementia and arranging for the appropriate services. There are different types of care management and individuals may be eligible for services through Medi-Cal as well as private pay.
Alzheimer’s Association – Cleveland
The staff at Alzheimer’s Los Angeles is dedicated to helping people navigate through the difficult decisions people with Alzheimer’s and their families face at every stage of the disease. We provide Care Counseling services by telephone, e-mail or in person. These include: assessment of needs, help with planning and problem solving, as well as caregiver training. For information, call our Helpline at (844) 435-7259
Aging Life Care Professionals
(previously known as Geriatric Care Managers)
The Aging Life Care Association lists private individuals who are trained to provide a variety of services for older adults and their families including consultation, assessment, care coordination and advocacy.
Local Senior Centers
Many senior centers offer care management services and access to Meals on Wheels and on-site nutrition programs. To receive a list of local senior centers, contact our Helpline at (844) 435-7259.
The following Agencies on Aging can also provide referrals to local senior centers and information about services available to older adults in their communities.
Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)
MSSP is available through multipurpose senior centers (MPC) in the city of Los Angeles for individuals eligible to receive Medi-Cal. Services provided include In-Home Assistance and Services, Care Management, Legal Assistance, Nutrition Services, Transportation and Health Education and Screening Services. These services are specifically designed for frail older adults who are at high risk for placement in nursing homes.