Resources for Seniors

Los Angeles County Resources

Los Angeles County Senior Resource Guide (Infographic)

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Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) and the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging provide free, home-delivered meals to older adults age 60 and older who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Sign up if you need this service at 1-800-510-2020.

  • Remove packaged food from delivery bags and dispose of delivery bags or boxes.
  • Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before handling food and before eating.
  • Refrigerate all perishable foods as soon as possible and always within two hours after purchase or delivery if it has not been consumed.
  • Food should only be delivered/received from food facilities permitted by a local health jurisdiction.

Food Delivery Services (Free and Paid):

Critical Delivery Service

LA County launched a free delivery program for older adults and individuals with disabilities. This program, called Critical Delivery Service, will deliver groceries, household items, and other vital necessities to LA County residents who are unable to leave their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What To Know:

  • Items may be delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at no cost to the client
  • No application process is required (items must be pre-paid & ready for pickup)
  • Service may be used up to four times or 40 miles/month, whichever comes first

To schedule a delivery call 1-888-863-7411 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm)

Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS)

Meal delivery for seniors who are homebound.

800-510-2020

https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/programs/aaa/enp/

City of Los Angeles Department of Aging

Meal delivery for seniors who are homebound.

213-482-7252

Meals on Wheel

Meal delivery for older adults who are homebound.

1-888-998-6325

https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/signup/find-programs

LA Regional Food Bank

Monthly food kits for low-income seniors. Each kit contains mostly shelf-stable staples such as milk, grains, beans and canned fruits and vegetables.

1734 East 41st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90058
323-234-3030

https://www.lafoodbank.org/programs/commodity-supplemental-food-program/

Project Angel Food

Meals and nutrition counseling for people with chronic health conditions.

323-845-1810

https://www.angelfood.org/our-services/client-services/

CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program

Low-cost prepared meals for individuals enrolled in CalFresh

1-877-847-3669

http://www.cdss.ca.gov/Benefits-Services/Food-Nutrition-Services/Restaurant-Meals-Program

Instacart

Grocery home delivery. If no delivery times are available, you may have to try again during non-peak hours.

1-888-246-7822

https://www.instacart.com/

Imperfect Produce

Discounted produce box delivery and reduced prices for SNAP eligible customers

1-510-595-6683

https://www.imperfectfoods.com

  • Remove packaged food from delivery bags and dispose of delivery bags or boxes.
  • Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before handling food and before eating.
  • Refrigerate all perishable foods as soon as possible and always within two hours after purchase or delivery if it has not been consumed.
  • Food should only be delivered/received from food facilities permitted by a local health jurisdiction.
Retailers Offering Delivery Services

CVS www.cvs.com
Walgreens www.walgreens.com
Target www.target.com
Office Depot www.officedepot.com
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day www.mrsmeyers.com
Home Depot www.homedepot.com

The Refillery L.A.

Mobile refill station for soaps, detergents, cleaning supplies, personal care products and pet care are sold by the ounce. Mobile van service provides free house calls for seniors who apply online and arrange a visit. Seniors can place empty reusable containers outside to be picked up, filled, and left at the door, or can have Refillery fill up a new reusable container for a cost.

Services individuals in the West Los Angeles Area

https://www.refilleryla.com/house-calls

Sustain LA

Refill store with soaps, detergent and cleaning supply with some local delivery options for East Los Angeles area. Clients should call the store to arrange.

5214 Monte Vista St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 274-4383

https://www.sustainla.com/

  • Remove packaged food from delivery bags and dispose of delivery bags or boxes.
  • Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before handling food and before eating.
  • Refrigerate all perishable foods as soon as possible and always within two hours after purchase or delivery if it has not been consumed.
  • Food should only be delivered/received from food facilities permitted by a local health jurisdiction.
PetSmart

www.petsmart.com

Cat Person

www.catperson.com

Pet Plate

www.petplate.com

The Farmer's Dog

www.thefarmersdog.com

Telemedicine

Postpone non-essential doctor visits, including elective procedures, annual checkups and other non-essential appointments. Older adults who are managing chronic health conditions can stay in touch with their doctors' office through telemedicine, which enables doctors and patients to communicate over video, email or phone. Call your doctors' offices to check for telemedicine options.

Medication Quantity Limit Exception

Gather one to three months of medications. Ask your doctor to help you submit a quantity limit exception form due to potential health risks if unable to secure medications in a timely manner. More information available on this website:

https://www.goodrx.com/blog/prescription-quantity-limits-insurance-plans-limit-coverage/

Pharmacy Delivery Services

Pharmacies are offering free prescription medication deliveries on eligible prescription medications. Check with your local pharmacy for their no-contact delivery options. Links and contact information for example pharmacy delivery services are provided below:

CVS 1-800-237-2767
Walgreens 1-800-797-3345
Walmart 1-800-273-3455

If pharmacy delivery options are not available to you, ask your healthcare provider to fill a 90-day supply of your medication and use pharmacy drive-through for pick-up.

Healthcare Planning and Access

Gather the names and contact information for all of your health care service providers and pharmacies, including name, number, email and websites. Download this Wallet Medication Card to conveniently carry all of your important health information.

For seniors over 65 who are in need of free or low-cost health care coverage, contact your local Public Social Services (DPSS) Office and/or apply on-line:

https://yourbenefits.laclrs.org/ybn/Index.html

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, ACCESS Line

Mental health hotline available 24 hours/day and 7 days/week. Includes mental health screening, assessment, referrals and crisis counseling for Los Angeles County residents.

(800) 854-7771 or TEXT "LA" TO 741741

https://locator.lacounty.gov/dmh

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, System Navigators

Assistance for individuals and families who need to access mental health and other supportive services. Available in Service Provider Areas 4 and 8.

(213) 351-7209

Institute on Aging

24-hour toll-free Friendship Line and Crisis Line for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. Provides round-the-clock emotional support, Elder abuse reporting, Well-being checks, Grief support through assistance and reassurance, Active suicide intervention, Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities.

1-800-971-0016

https://www.ioaging.org/services

WarmLine, LA County Department of Mental Health

The LA WarmLine provides telephone support services to people living in Los Angeles County. Services include telephone support and live chat.

The warmline is designed to aid people who are having difficulty coping with the stresses and crises which arise in daily living or who are concerned about particular personal or interpersonal problems. Some of the issues talked about may include mental illness, substance abuse, loneliness, family relations, bereavement and suicidal feelings. The warmline clarifies the callers issues and offers support and guidance to assist callers to find their own resolution, but does not give advice. All calls are handled confidentially, and referrals are available for additional or ongoing services if needed.

M-F: 5P.M. – 10P.M.
Sat-Sun: 11A.M. – 4 P.M.

English: (855) 952-9276
Español: (888) 448-4055

In Home Support Services

Home Care Services for low income individuals who are disabled, blind or elderly. Services may include housecleaning, meal preparations, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services, and accompaniment to medical appointments. In-Home Supportive Services, also known as IHSS, can help pay for services if you're a low-income elderly, blind or disabled individual, including children, so that you can remain safely in your own home. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.

888-822-9622

http://dpss.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpss/main/programs-and-services/in-home-supportive-services/

Family Caregiver Support Center

Providing support to caregivers who provide services to seniors. Supportive services include information, assessment, individual consultations, respite, education, and training.

855-872-6060

https://www.fcsc.usc.edu/

Alzheimer's Association

Care and support for those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias. Provides support groups, information, resources and more.

844-435-7259

https://www.alzheimersla.org/

AARP Caregiver Resource Guide

Lists of various government and nonprofit resources to help connect caregivers with services and support.

www.aarp.org

Elder Care Locator

Public service for older adults and their families.

800-677-1116

www.eldercare.acl.gov

Elder Care On Line

Senior resources, home health care advice and an online community where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for seniors and their caregivers.

www.ec-online.net

Stay Connected

Social connection for seniors in Long Beach area. Sign up for twice a week topic specific short phone messages. Currently in English, soon in Spanish.

562-570-3548

www.heartoflda.org

Friendly Caller

Social connection for seniors who are homebound. Trained and vetted callers maintain on-going relationship with seniors in Long Beach area.

562-570-3548

www.heartofida.org

Daily Call Sheet

Fun, social connection program for seniors who are members or related to members of the Motion Picture and Television Fund. Participants can have two phone calls per week with volunteers to share professional insights and experiences, reminisce about the good times in the business, or just enjoy talking about current events and family activities. No obligation, just friendly conversation.

818-876-1191

Maureen.Felman@mptf.com

GoldenTALK Senior Hot Line

Chat and crisis line for adults 60 years of age and older. The chat line helps older people facing social isolation through warm conversations and providing referrals in case of crisis. Concerned family members may also request wellness calls to their beloved older adults.

www.kpfk.org/blogs/community-resources/post/goldentalk-senior-chat-line/

Silver Surfer

Online communities where people "talk" (message) to each other as frequently as they like. Senior chat rooms are online sites that cater to the senior crowd.

www.silversurfers.com/silversurfers-forum/

Buzz50

Forums and social networking site for seniors

www.buzz50.com/

HelpGuide

Tips to help older adults get started safely and make exercising fun.

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-living/exercise-and-fitness-as-you-age.htm

Go4Life

Instructor led 60 ' exercise video for 50 +. Workout featuring a warm up; strength, flexibility, and balance exercises; and a cool down with stretches. Designed specifically for adults over age 50. It can be done almost anywhere. The video also includes instructions on how to modify the exercises to meet different needs. The Go4Life Campaign from the National Institute on Aging focuses on encouraging older adults to make exercise and physical activity a part of their daily life.

https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/exercises/

Silver Sneakers

Instructor lead 42' workout program encouraging older adults to participate in physical activities that will help them to maintain greater control of their health.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps3oXu5Czvc

Flex Together

On-line fitness made social. Provides opportunity to connect with family and friends in a new way by exercising together online. Interact over video chat, while expert instructors lead low-impact classes.

flextogether.com/

State Bar Foundation

Legal Services are available to assist older adults and adults with disabilities with a variety of legal problems concerning housing, consumer fraud, elder abuse, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare, Medi-Cal, age discrimination, pensions, nursing homes, protective services, conservatorships, and other matters.

213-765-1000

www.calbar.ca.gov/Public/Free-Legal-Information/Legal-Guide-Pamphlets

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Representatives assist residents in long-term care facilities with issues related to day-to-day care, health, safety, and personal preferences. Problems can include, but are not limited to: violation of patient rights or dignity; physical, verbal or emotional abuse; poor quality of care; dietary concerns; improper transfer /discharge issues; and physical and/or chemical retrain

800-334-9473
310-393-3618

www.aging.ca.gov/Programs_and_Services/Long-Term_Care_Ombudsman/

Los Angeles Department of Public Health

publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

California Department of Public Health - Guidance for Seniors and People with Underlying Conditions

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/PublicHealthGuidanceSelfIsolationforOlderAdultsandThoseWhoHaveElevatedRisk.aspx

211 LA

Call "211" or visit

https://www.211la.org/seniors-older-adults


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