PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Care management programs provide social and health care management services created to delay older adults and children and adults with disabilities from having to go into nursing homes or care facilities. Care Managers help their clients get needed services from community resources while working with their families and support systems. Programs reduce costs and enable clients to keep living in their homes and enjoy a higher quality of life.
Care Management Services
Registered Nurses and Social Workers provide care management services to clients and their families. Some services include:
Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)
MSSP Care Managers coordinate a wide range of services based on the client’s needs:
To qualify for MSSP, you must:
Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Program
The Home and Community-Based Alternatives Program supports individuals who are at immediate risk of being placed in a long-term, in-patient facility, remain or return to their home. HCBA provides home-based services including ongoing care management, referrals, and personal care services to individuals on Medi-Cal with no share of cost who need regular monitoring.
To qualify for HCBA, you must:
Specialized Case Management for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease or Related Dementia (ADRD)
The Specialized Case Management for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementia Program aims to prevent premature or inappropriate institutionalization of adults who live alone and have Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementia or adults that have an intellectual or development disability and have a diagnosis of or are at risk of developing ADRD. We do this by providing case management as well as comprehensive Information and Assistance services. The ADRD program aims to reduce costs and enable clients to keep living in their homes and enjoy a higher quality of life.
To qualify for ADRD, you must:
Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives (PEARLS)
The Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) is a national evidence-based program for late-life depression. PEARLS brings high-quality care into community-based settings that reach vulnerable older adults 60 and older.
Elder Abuse XE and the VCFJC
The Elder Abuse XE program provides elder and dependent adult abuse victims with emergency shelter and assistance, transportation, respite care (for caregivers to attend court proceedings), counseling, and referral services. This program is offered in partnership with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office and the Ventura County Family Justice Center (VCFJC), which provides services for victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, human trafficking, and sexual assault. To report an incident to the VCFJC, call (805) 652-7655 or text (805) 947-7981. You may also visit www.vcfjc.org. For more information regarding this program, please call (805) 477-7300.
For more information on MSSP, HCBA, ADRD, PEARLS, or Elder Abuse XE, or to apply a program, please contact Haleh Hashemzadeh at (805) 477-7300 or email LOIS.VCAAA@Ventura.org.
Senior Support Line – (800) 235-9980
The Senior Support Line is a toll-free telephone number for residents 60 and older who are living alone, feeling isolated and/or depressed, have few or no connections to family and/or friends, are at risk of losing their independence, have been recently discharged from a hospital setting or have been recently discharged from an adult day health care service that may have been impacted by funding reductions.
The Senior Support Line is operated through the Camarillo Health Care District. Clinically trained interns and volunteers staff the Senior Support Line on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free 15-minute Memory Screenings are available at the VCAAA offices on the 4th Thursday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (805) 477-7300 for more information.
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.