Partners in Care Foundation

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Amount:
$200,000
Year:
2022
Field of Interest:
Seniors, Vulnerable Populations
Program Name:
Grant Type:
General Community
Grant Website
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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1997, Partners in Care Foundation (Partners) provides streamlined access to services and programs to address the health care and social needs of low income, underserved populations with chronic medical conditions or disabilities. It provides senior services to low income and frail elders, adult day services, innovative health care and at-home care coordination for hospitals, health plans and physician groups, chronic disease self-management education programs, and develops strategic initiatives to improve health care and senior care services.

GRANT PURPOSE

To support an outreach and engagement campaign to enroll over 370 additional low-income seniors over three years in South Los Angeles in the multipurpose senior services program, which will significantly improve care and mitigate poverty by providing essential social care at no cost to the recipients.

California’s Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) is specifically reserved for older adults age 65+ who are eligible for Medi-Cal and certified or certifiable for placement in a nursing facility. These elders are among the frailest, most chronically ill people that Partners serves. Our highly trained staff provides excellent, culturally competent services in very diverse communities that many of our staff members also call home. Partners’ MSSP Care Coordinators engender trusting relationships with community leaders and the individuals and their families who receive services. We visit each participant in their home, conduct a health and psychosocial assessment, develop comprehensive care plans, obtain critical resources and services, and ensure participation in essential programs to foster self-sufficiency and assist with daily living. This process ensures individualized, whole-person, person-centered care for each program participant. This greatly appreciated grant will enable us to expand services to include additional residents of South Los Angeles where the need remains large.

June Simmons
President and CEO