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 include:
Adult Social Day Care
Chore and Personal Care Assistance
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.