Assistance for Seniors
The Orange County Social Services Agency manages two programs that aim to help senior citizens with fixed incomes remain at home.
Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)
This program provides a higher level of services to seniors who receive Medi-Cal and suffer from disabilities or health problems that make them eligible for placement in a nursing facility. The need may be chronic or short-term. Clients receive and assessment of their social and health needs, help planning for and arranging care, and regular visits from social workers and nurses. MSSP clients are usually eligible for IHSS.
For more information on IHSS or MSSP, call (714) 825-3000.
Homemaking Programs help seniors at home by providing basic housekeeping and personal care services. Contact Feedback Foundation, Inc. at (714) 220-0834.
Professional personnel will assess the needs of frail and homebound seniors determining areas in which they need assistance in order to maintain independence. Seniors are then linked to community resources.