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Aging & Independence Services

Aging & Independence Services

Aging & Independence Services offers more than 30 programs to aid seniors, persons with disabilities, abused adults and other groups, who would be at risk of institutionalization:

29,593 income- and need-eligible aged, blind and disabled residents received In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) including personal care and homemaker assistance, avoiding institutionalization

10,118 Adult Protective Services investigation of elder and dependent adult abuse were completed

1,773 older adults were connected with volunteer opportunities 

117 Cool Zone sites were established from June to October and staff handled over 97 phone calls, distributed 38 fans and an equal number of CARE applications for SDGE bill assistance to keep residents cool

501,027 congregate meals were provided in 36 senior nutrition sites throughout the County, and 558,365 home delivered meals were provided to homebound seniors 

 

Public Administrator/Public Guardian/Public Conservator (PA/PG/PC) provides services to protect and manage the estates of decedents and at-risk individuals who are unable to make decisions for themselves:

1,788 referrals were investigated by PA/PG/PC 

 

Veterans Services helps veterans and their families secure benefits and other assistance:

7,332 veterans obtained assistance with college tuition waivers 

29,160 veterans assisted with access to service-related compensation and other benefits 

Aging & Independence Services