Support Services

Support Services

Care Management

Care Management – SSP: Care managers access the needs and resources of an older person who may be experiencing diminished functioning, or personal crisis. A Care Plan is developed. Care Managers then link them with the appropriate services/assistance.

Care Management – FCSP: Care managers assess, coordinate and monitor non-paid caregivers (usually family members) where caregivers are experiencing diminished capacities due to mental impairment or severe stress and/or depression.

Caregiver Support

Assessment: Care manager completes a comprehensive assessment, including physical, psychological, and social needs, on an unpaid (family or other) caregiver resulting in an implementation of a care plan.

Counseling: Support services that are related to stress, depression, and loss because of caregiving responsibilities.

Support Groups: A weekly Caregiver Support group is offered to non-paid caregivers by a licensed facilitator. The purpose of the support group is to share experiences and ideas to ease the stress of caregiving, also to improve decision-making and problem solving skills relating to caregiving responsibilities.

Workshops: Sessions are tailored to assist caregivers in developing skills and gaining knowledge necessary in fulfilling their caregiving responsibilities. Training can be one on one or in a group.

Bootcamp: A Lesson In Love: Is a combination of training and a support group. It offered one evening a week for a 10 week duration. It allows working caregivers to get the help they need without taking time off from work.

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In-Home Care Program

Supervision: Provides trained supervision of the care receiver at home, so that the informal or family caregiver may have a few hours of respite to attend to his or her own needs such as shopping, going to the Dr. or just relaxing.

Personal Care: Provides the care recipient with assistance bathing, eating, toileting, transferring, and or dressing to relieve the informal or family caregiver.

Homemaker Assistance: Provides the care receiver assistance with meal preparation, medication management, using the phone and or light housekeeping in order to provide relief to the informal caregiver.

Registry: Service that recruits, screens, and maintains a listing of dependable, qualified self-employed homemaker or respite care workers. Workers are matched with clients willing to assist with their caregiving responsibilities.

Assisted Devices & Home Adaptations: This service involves providing a servi.ce or equipment such as a bathtub transfer bench, to an emergency alert device in order to facilitate and fulfill caregiving responsibilities. Home adaptations allow us to make minor physical changes to a home (ranging from grab bars, door handle replacements to access ramps in order to fulfill caregiver responsibilities

Senior Access

Community Access Services provides a package of services designed to aid and assist low to moderate-income populations age 50 and older, who reside in the city of Santa Clarita, and who may be at risk of homelessness and or institutionalization. Components consist of Information, Assistance and Referral, Forms Completion, Advocacy, Financial Benefits Counseling and Assistance.

Telephone Reassurance

Provides daily phone contact (Monday – Friday) with homebound individuals who live alone; helps monitor their well-being and activities of daily living.

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Elderly Nutrition Program

Congregate Meal Program: The congregate meal program provides daily meals prepared based on the state nutritional requirements to seniors at three congregate meal sites. These meals are served in a congregate setting to allow for socialization and the enrichment of seniors’ daily lives.

Home Delivered Meals: The Home Delivered Meals Program is a hot meal prepared based on the state nutritional requirements delivered daily to the home for qualified seniors. It is designed to serve those who are homebound due to a medical condition, recent illness, or recently discharged from the hospital without an adequate support system, and those who have a mental or emotional dysfunction. A Physicians Certification is needed to verify their need for the program.

HMD Assessments: The Home Delivered Meals Program is a hot meal delivered daily to the home for qualified seniors. It is designed to serve those who are homebound due to a medical condition, recent illness, or recently discharged from the hospital without an adequate support system, and those who have a mental or emotional dysfunction. Each applicant is required to receive 2 in-home evaluations and 2 phone evaluations annually to determine continued eligibility for program. A Physicians Certification is needed to verify their need for the program. Frozen Home Delivered Meals are delivered to qualified clients who live in a remote area and are in extreme need, 2 times per month equivalent to receiving 5 meals per week.

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Health & Wellness Education & Clinics

Lifelong Learning Education Program: The education program is designed to provide lifelong learning and keep the mind active and engaged. Classes may include anthropology, history, computer, and scholar series.

Public Information & Community Education: Public Information: Provides information about caregiving programs in the form of publications, media campaigns, etc.

Public Information & Community Education: Community Education: This service is designed to educate groups of current or potential caregivers about available FCSP services, other support services, and resources. The annual Caregiver Resource Day hosts guest speakers, community vendors, and resources to educate the community on caregiver issues. The event usually reaches 100+ guests. Other smaller events are also provided throughout the year.

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Handyworker Program

The Handyworker program is designed to assist eligible city and county residents with minor home repairs with a focus on health and safety.

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