Aging and Adult Services
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MARCH 18, 2020
Mandated Reporting of Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse in California
There is now an eLearning covering the reporting responsibilities of mandated reporters.
The training can be accessed here: cdss.ca.gov/MandatedReporting
Senior Helpline 1-800-510-2020
Aging and Adult Services is often the initial point of contact for people seeking information about senior services. The IRA Program specializes in providing person-centered information, referral, and assistance to individuals of all ages and income levels. The program is working with Central Coast Center for Independent Living to become a designated Aging and Disability Resource Connection (more to come!).
To speak with a Social Worker, please call 1-800-510-2020.
For more information visit: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/aaa/resources
Reports of abuse and neglect can be reported to: 1-800-510-2020
If you are calling from outside the 831 area code, please call 831-755-4466 or
After hours call 9-1-1 to make a report
The APS Program is mandated by Federal and State laws to investigate and respond to allegations of suspected elder and/or dependent adult abuse, neglect and exploitation.
An elder is anyone aged 65 or older. A dependent adult is a person between the ages of 18 to 64 who is dependent upon another person due to a mental or physical disability.
If you are a financial institution wishing to make a report of dependent adult or elder financial abuse, please call in the report to 831-755-4466, then complete the form below and submit via fax to 831-883-7563 SOC 342
IHSS is a non-medical home care program serving low-income seniors, adults and children with disabilities. The program pays for the services of a home care provider. Services include assistance with light housekeeping, cooking, laundry, medical transportation, and personal care such as dressing, bathing, and grooming. Eligibility is based upon income and resource levels. Please call our office at 831-755-4466 or toll free at 1-800-510-2020 for more information or to apply!
Electronic Timesheet Services
IHSS Provider Training Opportunities
The Public Authority for IHSS works to strengthen and improve the delivery of home care services for IHSS recipients. Services include an IHSS Provider Registry that matches recipients to providers seeking work. The Public Authority also arranges for provider training, and assists recipients and providers with problem solving and mediation services and support as needed.
The Public Authority is guided by an 11 member Advisory Committee. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and advise staff and the Board on matters pertaining to the planning, evaluation, and oversight of the IHSS program.
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IHSS Advisory Committee
Social workers in the SSI-Advocacy Program work with individuals requiring assistance with applying for SSI benefits. The goal of the SSi-Advocacy Program is to help eligible people qualify for SSI benefits. SSi is a financial assistance program administered by the Social Security Administration for low income aged and people with disabilities. The workers in this program provide assistance through advocacy and mediation, emotional support, and guidance.
In 1965 the federal government established the Older Americans Act (OAA) and in 1977 a national network of local AAA’s was established. The AAA’s act as lead agencies for the planning, development and coordination of services to older adults 60 years of age and older. Additionally the AAA administers funds allocated through the OAA, and the older Californians act (OCA). Annually the AAA allocates over 2 million dollars in grants to local non-profit senior service agencies. Services funded by the AAA include:
The AAA is guided by a 15 member Advisory Council. Members of the Council are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and advise staff and the Board on matters pertaining to the planning, evaluation and oversight of the AAA.
For more information go to: www.co.monterey.ca.us/aaa/.
For more information: 1-800-510-2020