Multipurpose Senior Services
Under a federal Medicaid Home and Community-Based, Long Term Care Services Waiver,
the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) provides comprehensive case management
to assist frail elderly persons to remain at home.
Each of the MSSP sites provide social and
health case management for frail elderly clients who are certifiable for placement
in a nursing facility but who wish to remain in the community. The goal of the program
is to arrange for and monitor the use of community services to prevent or delay
premature institutional placement of these frail clients. The services must be provided
at a cost lower than that for nursing facility care.
The services that MSSP clients may utilize
- Case Management
- Adult Social Day Care
- Housing Assistance
- Chore & Personal Care Assistance
- Respite Care
- Meal Services
- Protective Services
- Communication Services
Clients eligible for the program must be 65
years of age or older, currently eligible for Medi-Cal, and certified or certifiable
for placement in a nursing facility. MSSP site staff make this certification determination
based upon Medi-Cal criteria for placement.
The Merced County Human Services Agency (HSA)
is responsible for the administration of this California Department of Aging Program.
HSA offers skilled and trained staff that provide comprehensive client and case
management expertise to the MSSP program. For more information, call (209) 385-3105.