Senior Social Services

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Senior Assisted Living Services

Case Management & Home Services – To help seniors remain independent and in their own homes, a coordinator meets with them to assess their needs, determine eligibility for services and develop a care plan. This is done during a home visit, which takes approximately an hour. The coordinator gathers information concerning an applicant’s health, medications, tasks the senior needs, income and any other concerns that may arise during the visit. Caregivers are encouraged to participate in the assessment and planning of services. Coordinators authorize services based on the individual needs of each senior or refer them to other community agencies. Programs may have a waiting list.

Geriatric Aide Program - This program is designed to provide limited domestic assistance and/or personal care to frail and homebound seniors. Typical services include light housekeeping, dish washing, vacuuming, kitchen and bathroom cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, meal preparation, limited bed bath, feeding, dressing, letter writing, reading and friendly visits. Currently, there is a waiting list for this program.

Respite Care - Provides relief to caregivers who are meeting the daily needs of a senior family member or friend. These services include: Respite Companions, Social Day Care, Adult Day Health, Homemaker, Home Health Aides, and Personal Care. Currently, there is a waiting list for this program.

Emergency Alert Response System (EARS) - Lifeline is a personal response unit connected to a home telephone system that enables seniors with a disability to live independently in their own homes. If an emergency occurs, the subscriber presses a button worn on the wrist or around the neck, and an alarm sounds at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center's 24-hour monitoring station. Within seconds, a friendly voice answers, asks the nature of the problem and dispatches appropriate help. Currently, there is a waiting list for this program.

Financial Counseling - A financial counselor offers counseling in the areas of financial, retirement and long-term care planning. This program is available Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.

Bereavement Support Group - This unique group is offered to adults of all ages who are experiencing grief following the death of a loved one. The group meets on a need be basis for 11-week sessions on Wednesdays throughout the year.

Housing Rights Clinic - This program is designed to actively support and promote fair housing through education and advocacy to allow individuals the opportunity to secure the housing they desire and can afford, without discrimination based on their race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, familial status, disability, ancestry, age, source of income, or other characteristics protected by law. Clinics are held the 1st Thursday and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Nutrition Program - The program operates Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. through the Carson/Torrance YMCA. This program serves a variety of delicious healthy, hot and nutritious lunches. Guests enjoy a tasty meal as well as warm conversation and fellowship. A donation is $2.25 for seniors and $3.25 for non-seniors per meal and is suggested for people 60 years or older. There is a cost for home delivered meals.

Food Bank - The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank invites seniors 60 years of age or older to participate in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Qualifying seniors receive a free food kit once a month.

Contact us 310-952-1775 or 310-835-0212 ext. 1471 or e-mail Amanda Valorosi

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the annual Tax Assistance Program. This program provides free assistance for low-income seniors and individuals in preparing State and Federal Income Tax returns Volunteers are trained in January and volunteer once a week through April 15. If you are interested in being trained as a volunteer, sign up at aarp.org/taxvolunteer.

 

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Programs at a Glance

SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTORY GENERAL INFORMATION

Health and Human Services General Information:
2-1-1 AARP: (213) 380-1800
Area Agency on Aging: (213) 738-4004
Elder Abuse Hotline: (800) 992-1660
Mental Health Information: (800) 854-7771
Nursing Home Information: (800) 427-8700

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS EARS
Long Beach Memorial: (562) 933-0913

FOOD AND MEALS
Meals on Wheels/YMCA: (310) 835-0212 x1487
Food Bank Info Line: (800) 839-6993
Food Stamps DPSS Compton: (310) 603-8411


HEALTH AND MEDICAL
L.A. County Rancho Los Amigos Geriatrics:
(562) 401-8130
South Bay Mental Health Clinic:
(323) 241-6730


HOUSING HUD: (800) 955-2232
Westside Center for Independent Living: (310) 390-3611


IN HOME SERVICES
In Home Support Services Intake Hotline:
(888) 944-4477
In Home Support Services Helpline:
(877) 481-1044

INSURANCE BENEFITS AND RESOURCES HICAP: (800) 824-0780

Medi-Cal: (800) 952-5294
Social Security Administration SSI/SSDI:
(800) 772-1213


LEGAL ASSISTANCE Bet Tzedek Legal Services:
(323) 939-0506


SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous:
(310) 618-1180

Alzheimer’s Association: (323) 938-3370
Clutter Support Group: (310) 212-0917

VITAS Bereavement Support Group:
(310) 324-2273
Wellness Community Cancer Support:
(310) 376-3550


TRANSPORTATION Access: (800) 827-0829
Dial-A-Ride: (310) 835-0212 x1489

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700

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