L.A. Care provides Community Supports, medically appropriate and cost-effective services and settings, to address Members’ health-related social needs. Community Supports are intended to help Members lead healthier lives and avoid higher, more costly levels of care. These services include:
- Asthma Remediation
- Environmental Accessibility Adaptations (Home Modifications)
- Day Habilitation Programs (Launching on July 1, 2024)
- Housing Deposits
- Housing Transition Navigation Services
- Housing Tenancy and Sustaining Services
- Meals As Medicine
- Personal Care and Homemaker Services
- Recuperative Care (Medical Respite)
- Respite Services
- Sobering Centers
- Short-Term Post-Hospitalization Housing (Launching on July 1, 2024)
- Nursing Facility Transition/Diversion to Assisted Living Facilities
- Community Transition Services/Nursing Facility Transition to a Home
Community Supports may be available to you under your Individualized Care Plan. You do not have to pay for Community Supports, and they do not replace the benefits you already receive under Medi-Cal. If you would like to learn more about which Community Supports may be available to you, please call 1-888-839-9909 (TTY 711) or talk to your doctor.
L.A. Care also offers other Community Health services, which you may learn more about below.
Includes services to help members who are homeless find housing and maintain safe and stable tenancy
Home-delivered meal program that aims to improve health outcomes and address barriers associated with food insecurity
Short-term residential care for individuals experiencing homelessness and need to heal from an injury or illness
Assists with identifying, coordinating, securing, or funding one-time services and modifications necessary to enable a person to establish a basic household
Alternative destinations for individuals who are found to be publicly intoxicated and would otherwise be transported to the emergency department or jail
Supports individuals who need assistance with daily activities, such as bathing, getting dressed, personal hygiene, cooking and eating
Short-term services provided to caregivers of those who require occasional temporary supervision to give relief to the caregiver
Physical adaptations to a home to ensure the health and safety of the Member and may include ramps and grab bars
Community Health Worker services can help you work on your health goals and meet your basic needs.
Physical modifications to a home environment to protect against acute asthma episodes.
Nursing Facility Transition/Diversion services assist individuals to live in the community and/or avoid institutionalization when possible.
Non-recurring set-up expenses for individuals who are transitioning from a nursing home to a home setting in a private residence.
L.A. Care will launch additional Community Health Services in 2024.