Multipurpose Senior Services Program
The primary objective of the Multipurpose Senior
Services Program, MSSP, is to foster and maintain independence and dignity
in community settings for frail seniors by preventing or delaying their
inappropriate placement in a nursing facility.
MSSP provides social and health case management
services for seniors who are at risk of placement in a nursing facility, but
who wish to remain in their own home and community. A Social Worker
and a Public Health Nurse work collaboratively together in providing case
management services for seniors enrolled in the MSSP Program.
MSSP services must be provided at a cost lower than
that for nursing facility care. MSSP services include:
Eligibility for MSSP:
Age 65 or older
Reside in Yuba County
Receiving Medi-Cal under an appropriate aid code
and must have a zero share of cost for Medi-Cal
Certifiable for placement in a nursing facility
Able to be served at home
Appropriate for case management services
Yuba County MSSP has a maximum of 65 seniors who can be
enrolled in the MSSP Program at one time. There may be a waiting list
for MSSP services.
How to Apply for MSSP:
You can call 530-749-6471 and ask for any of the MSSP staff, including the MSSP Social Worker, MSSP Public Health Nurse,
MSSP Supervisor, or MSSP Site Director.
If you are currently receiving IHSS services, you
can ask your IHSS Social Worker to refer you to the MSSP Program.
The MSSP staff will complete a referral over the
phone with you.
The MSSP staff will make a home visit to have you
sign an application and complete the necessary paperwork for enrollment
in the MSSP Program.
If there is a waiting list for MSSP, your name will
be placed on a waiting list and the MSSP Supervisor will contact you
when there is an opening.