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The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program helps pay for services provided to low-income elderly, blind or disabled individuals, including children, so that they can remain safely in their own home. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.
Some of the of services that can be authorized through IHSS include: housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming and paramedical services), accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired.
IHSS Application, Toll Free: 1-800-944-IHSS (4477) or 1-213-744-4477
Temp 3001, Important Information for the IHSS Provider
Temp 3002, Important Information for the IHSS Recipient
Mandated by the State of California, Adult Protective Services (APS) is a 24-hour service program designed to investigate all reported at-risk situations without regard to income involving individuals 65 or older and dependent adults (18-64 who are physically or mentally impaired). Types of referrals include physical, sexual or financial abuse, isolation, neglect, or self-neglect. Referrals are received through the Elder Abuse Hotline or from other entities.
Once the report is filed, the APS Social Workers make a face-to-face contact with the abused, neglected or exploited person to investigate and assess the situation. An appropriate case plan is developed, working with outside agencies such as the local Senior Center, law enforcement, the Alzheimer's Association or the Department of Consumer Affairs, coordinating with Department of Mental Health, Public Health, Public Guardian, law enforcement or the District Attorney.
Regardless of personal and family circumstances, there may be a situation in life that requires the services of Adult Protective Services to address life's challenges. It may be as simple as providing guidance to a stressed spouse who is no longer able to care for a terminally ill loved one, or as complicated as intervening in the life of a mentally incompetent senior who is being financially robbed by supposedly trusted caretakers.
Report of Suspected Dependent Adult/Elder Abuse (SOC 341)
Statement Acknowledging To Report Suspected Abuse of Dependent Adults and Elders (SOC 341A)
Report of Suspected Dependent Adult/Elder Financial Abuse - For Use By Financial Institutions (SOC 342)
Investigation of Suspected Dependent Adult/Elder Abuse (SOC 343)
Residential and commercial facility maintenance and remodeling company that provides exceptional service and workmanship at reasonable prices.
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You may qualify for a DP placard or DP license plates if you have impaired mobility due to having lost use of one or more lower extremities, or both hands, or have a diagnosed disease that substantially impairs or interferes with mobility, or one who is severely disabled to be unable to move without the aid of an assistive device. You may also qualify if you have specific, documented visual problems, including lower-vision or partial-sightedness.
Disabled Parking Placard Application
Handout - Who Qualifies for a Disabled Parking Placard?
Assistance with resources such as:
Kelila Heller, Eldercare Adviser
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH), the largest county mental health department in the country, directly operates more than 80 programs and contracts with more than 700 providers, including non-governmental agencies and individual practitioners who provide a spectrum of mental health services to people of all ages to support hope, wellness and recovery.
Mental health services provided include assessments, case management, crisis intervention, medication support, peer support and other rehabilitative services. Services are provided in multiple settings including residential facilities, clinics, schools, hospitals, county jails, juvenile halls and camps, mental health courts, board and care homes, in the field and in people's homes. Special emphasis is placed on addressing co-occurring mental health disorders and other health problems such as addiction.
The Department also provides counseling to victims of natural or man made disasters, their families and emergency first responders. The Director of Mental Health is responsible for protecting patients' rights in all public and private hospitals and programs providing voluntary mental health care and treatment, and all contracted community-based programs. The Director also serves as the public guardian for individuals gravely disabled by mental illness, and is the conservatorship investigation officer for the County.
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Our aim is to help our clients and families to:
DMH's services to adults and older adults are focused on those who are functionally disabled by severe and persistent mental illness, including those who are low-income, uninsured, temporarily impaired, or in situational crises. Services to children and youth are focused on those who are seriously emotionally disturbed and diagnosed with a mental disorder. They include wards or dependents of the juvenile court, children in psychiatric inpatient facilities, seriously emotionally disturbed youth in the community, and special education students referred by local schools and educational institutions.
Service Locator: http://lacdmh.lacounty.gov/appASPNET/ServiceLocator/
Who is eligible for Access? Eligibility for Access is based on a person’s functional ability to use accessible buses and trains in Los Angeles County. This ability level is determined through an in-person transit evaluation. The evaluation looks at whether the person, without the help of anyone else can: Get to and from the bust, Get on and off an accessible bus, Understand which bus to get on and when to get off the bus. Eligibility for our services is not based solely on disability, age, or medical diagnosis. Nor is it based on the perceived or real inconvenience of using public transportation, inexperience using the bus, or simply a desire not to use bus or rail service.
Forms: ACCESS Application
The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest membership organization supporting the national network of more than 5,000 Senior Nutrition Programs that operate in all 50 states and U.S. territories. The tireless work of these programs – supported by a dedicated army of 2 million volunteers – delivers a nutritious meal, a warm smile and a safety check that helps keep 2.5 million seniors healthy, safe and living independently in their own homes each year.
Link to Zip Code Finder for Find A Meal: http://www.mowaa.org/findameal
Apria Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of home respiratory services and certain medical equipment, including oxygen therapy, inhalation therapies, sleep apnea treatment, and negative pressure wound therapy. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, Apria owns and operates more than 400 locations throughout the United States and serves more than 1.2 million patients each year. Apria was the first such company to obtain voluntary accreditation from The Joint Commission and has been continuously accredited for more than 25 years.
Phone: (800) 277-4288
Excellent Source for varying Senior services in California.
Here are some additional resources and contact information for programs and services that are owned or maintained by other government, private, or non-profit entities.
California 2-1-1 is a free phone number Californians can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to be connected with health and human services in their communities, including food programs, employment information, affordable housing options, and much more. Find out if your county has access to 2-1-1.
The Eldercare Locator offers help for connecting to services in your community.
STATE AGENCY DIRECTORY: To look up a California State Agency, access the State Agency Directory.
California Power of Attorney Forms
In the course of most people’s lives, there may come a point when, either temporarily or permanently, it is not possible for the individual to make competent decisions regarding his or her finances or health care. In California, it is possible for you, while still able, alert and competent, to chart the course of these vital decisions for those times when you are not. This is done through the California Advance Health Care Directive and via a document called the California Financial Power of Attorney.
There a 7 main California power of attorney forms; Durable, General, Guardianship, Limited, Motor Vehicle (DMV), Medical, Tax. The most common form is the durable (for financial use) and the medical allow for a person to handle any monetary or medical decisions on your behalf in the chance you may not be able to speak or handle them yourself. Any and all laws may be viewed by reading the California Probate Code.
Durable Power of Attorney California Form – PDF
A Durable power of attorney in California allows a person to authorize someone else to handle all monetary decisions on his or her behalf. Both Principal and Agent must complete the form and authorize in front of a public notary or at least two (2) witnesses not related to the principal or agent for the document to be legal.
General Power of Attorney California Form – Adobe PDF
The general version is exactly the same as the durable whereas the agent is able to act in the presence for the principal for any type of financial act. The only difference being this document becomes VOID if the person being represented becomes in a incapacitated state of mind. This is most commonly due to dementia (including Alzheimer’s) or any other mental state that disturbs the person from thinking clearly.
Guardianship Power of Attorney Form for California – PDF
Choose a relative to take care of your minor child and make any and all medical and educational decisions on your behalf. The form may only be for a fixed period of time and when the end period arrives the child must go back to the custody of the parent or a new power of attorney document must be made. See Laws – 1500-1502
Limited Power of Attorney California Form – Adobe PDF
Otherwise known as ‘Specific’ power of attorney, California limited power of attorney lets you choose anyone you would like to take care of a specific financial matter on your behalf. The matter can be as small as picking up a car to as big as selling a home to your benefit. Most of the time when the representation is complete the form becomes void or ends at a set date.
Medical Power of Attorney California Form – Adobe PDF
Most commonly used to represent another’s health care decisions in situation where a person may not be able to represent themselves. The Principal must be in a clear mental state before selecting their agent. This document is very common before risky surgery or for elderly family members.
See Health Care Surrogate Fact Sheet
The California Advance Health Care Directive is composed of two parts: the Living Will and the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
In the Living Will, you state what types of medical procedures you consent to, and under what conditions you give that consent. You can also specify what you don’t want done. This will prevent doctors, courts, and people unfamiliar with you and your values from making those decisions for you.
The Living Will can’t, of course, anticipate every eventuality. That’s where the Durable Power of Attorney For Health Care comes in. With this document, you name a person to make healthcare decisions for you when you are no longer able to. The designated person is called your Agent. Generally chosen are spouses, close friends, or relatives. It can’t be your doctor or persons employed in certain types of health care. It is important that the Agent is able to physically get to your bedside when needed, as he or she will need to meet face to face with providers. He or she must be persistent, articulate, and must be able to forcefully advocate for your values even in the face of honest opposition.
Registering a Medical Power of Attorney
Gather the completed health care power of attorney form along with the registration application (May also be used to add an amendment or revoke a previous power of attorney) and a check for $10 made payable to the State.
Secretary of State, Special Filings Unit, P.O. Box 942877, Sacramento, CA 94277-0001 (916) 653-3984
Tax Power of Attorney California Form – Adobe PDF
The California power of attorney for tax purposes (Form 3520) is used to allow someone else (mostly accountants) to handle another’s filing only with the State. For all federal filings you will need the IRS 2848. The individual being represented is still responsible for any inaccuracies and is held accountable despite the representative’s efforts.
Vehicle Power of Attorney Form for California – Adobe PDF
Also known as the DMV Form REG-260, permits an owner of a vehicle or vessel located in California to choose an agent to handle a transfer of ownership. The document does not need to be witnessed or notarized to be legally enforceable. Once signed and completed, the agent selected has the full rights to act in the best interests in selling the described boat or automobile/motor vehicle.
Skilled Nursing Facilities Information/Resources
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
2013 San Fernando Valley - The List (Adobe PDF)
Nursing Home Residents' Rights (Adobe PDF)
Nursing Home Compare has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. Before you get started, you or your family might also consider Alternatives to Nursing Homes.
Agencies that can help with Long Term Care Choices
California Long Term Care Ombudsman
Joseph Rodriguez , State LTC Ombudsman
California Department of Aging
1300 National Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95834
Work: (916) 419-7510
Fax: (916) 928-2503
Maged Tawadros, CRT-ARRT
Tel: (626) 728-1708
Cell: (626) 483-2632
Fax: (626) 941-6566
Sherman Oaks Medical Supplies, Inc. has been serving our community since 1997. We are JCAHO accredited and RESNA certified to help you with all of your medical supply and equipment needs. Stop by our large Medical Supply Store in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and let our experienced staff assist you in picking out the right Manual Wheelchairs, Power Wheelchairs,Mobility Scooters, Lift Chairs, Rolling Walkers, Mobility Aids and any other type of medical supplies and equipment.
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10725 San Fernando Rd
Pacoima, CA 91331
4840 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
G-tube management is an important component of patient care at home. G-tubes can become a constant challenge at home from issues such as deterioration, infection, leakage, clogging or dislodgement. All manufacturers and medical guidelines require G tube replacement every 2-3 months. In an effort to alleviate those challenges we provide range of services at home like replacement, maintenance, treatment of hyper-granulation, dressing recommendation etc. We confirm proper placement and position with dye contrast enhanced radiographic imaging at the patient bedside.
Surgical Wound Consult
We accept all kind of wounds and ulcers for consult and management so that home health nurses can have wound specialist orders for shorter healing of simple and complex wounds of any etiology. We debride wounds under local anesthesia and use various modalities post debridement to heal wounds faster. We decrease wound size extension by enhancing nutrition, decrease risk of infection and place patients on proper antibiotics, minimize trauma, pain, hospitalization and increase patient quality of life by allograft application.
7301 Topanga Canyon Blvd #330
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Tel: (844) 968-6363
Toll Free: 844-WOUND-MD
Fax: (818) 351-8126