On this page, you can find information about state agencies responsible for long term services and supports, what resources they make available, and how to bring problems to their attention. You can also find information here about the California Legislature and opportunities to listen to or influence their deliberations.
California State Legislature
April 2013 Capitol briefing agenda
On April 18, 2013, the California Collaborative presented an overview of long term services and supports to legislative staff, representatives of state agencies, and others.
Download the LTSS-Briefing-April-18-13-Agenda pdf. [pdf: 156kb]
April 2013 PowerPoint presentation at briefing
During the April 18, 2013, briefing, Sarah Steenhausen provided a PowerPoint presentation describing ‘Long term services and supports, what you need to know, and why you need to know it’
Download the Briefing-LTSS-April2013 pdf. [pdf: 987kb]
Briefing handout – Resources for Understanding Long Term Services and Supports
About 1.9 million seniors and persons with disabilities (SPDs) are enrolled in Medi–Cal, the state–federal program providing medical care and long–term services and supports (LTSS) to low–income persons.
Download the Briefing-101-handout pdf. [pdf: 156kb]
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State of California Agencies
Here are links to state agencies that provide services for seniors and persons with disabilities.
California Department of Health Care Services
This website is maintained by the California Department of Health Care Services and includes all official documents of the Coordinated Care Initiative and Cal MediConnect, the demonstration program in up to eight counties to provide managed care to persons who are dually-eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal.
California Department of Aging
This website is maintained by the California Department of Aging, and it provides a list of programs administered by the department. These include several related to the federal Older Americans Act, particularly in senior nutrition.
California Department of Social Services – Low-Income Aged, Blind and Disabled
The California Department of Social Services maintains a webpage for services and financial support to low-income aged, blind, and disabled persons, including information about In-Home Supportive Services and SSI/SSP.
California Department of Social Services – Residential Care
The California Department of Social Services also provides information about licensed residential care as well as information about services available to assist someone to remain safely in their own home.
California Department of Rehabilitation
The California Department of Rehabilitation offers a range of services that are described on their website.
Department of Managed Health Care – Problems and Complaints
The Department of Managed Health Care maintains several websites to help individuals resolve problems or make complaints about health plans. These avenues will soon include a client assistance program (or ombuds program) for those enrolling in Cal MediConnect and those covered by the Coordinated Care Initiative in eight demonstration counties who have problems. This webpage contains information about these services and links to additional details.
California Department of Developmental Services – Regional Centers
The California Department of Developmental Services provides community-based services to persons with specific disabilities that manifest themselves before the individual’s 18th birthday. This webpage provides basic information about eligibility and about the regional centers where a qualifying individual can receive case coordination as well as the purchase of needed services and supports.