Resources for Seniors in Los Angeles County

By EGP News

The following is a list of local resources offering assistance to Los Angeles area seniors, their families and caregivers. In some cases, they may be able to provide assistance to disabled adults who do not yet qualify for services directed at seniors.

County of Los Angeles Info Line, dial 2-1-1
City of Los Angeles Info Line, dial 3-1-1

LA County Community and Senior Services Programs — Area Agency on Aging
Programs include: Alzheimer’s Day Care, Dispute Resolution, Family Caregiver support, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy, Home-Delivered Meals, Integrated Care (ICM), Legal Assistance, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Senior Centers, Case Management, and Title V-Senior Employment.

For services, call (800) 510-2020 or visit http://css.lacounty.gov/

Los Angeles Department of Aging (LADOA)

http://aging.lacity.org/

The City of Los Angeles has 16 Multipurpose Centers (MPC) that offer services for seniors, to find the nearest one call (800)-510-2020.

Services at each MPC include: In-Home Assistance and Services, Care Management, Legal Assistance, Nutrition Services, Home Delivered Meals, Transportation, Paratransit, Health Education and Screening Services.

This department also offers Family Caregiver Support Programs, such as information and trainings, assistance to caregivers in gaining access to supportive services, Care Management, Individual counseling, Family Caregiver Support Groups, Respite for caregiver, In-home respite care, and supplemental services.

For more information and assistance, call  (213) 252-4030.

Los Angeles Foundation on Aging (LAFA)

http://givelafa.org/

Programs include: Meals on Wheels; Project CARE (Caring Actions Responding to Elders) and provides items such as food, clothing, personal hygiene products, books, and craft materials to low-income seniors throughout Los Angeles; Elderly Tenant Hoarding Program to “clean-up” and help with on-going mental health care and support; Consumer Education on Financially Literacy.

For information call (213) 252-4081.

WISE & Healthy Aging (nonprofit organization)

WISE & Healthy Aging Information and Referral Services

For more information, please call (310) 394-9871 ext. 464 or email info@wiseandhealthyaging.org

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October 26, 2011  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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