Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)

What Services Are Available

MSSP (Multipurpose Senior Services Program) provides both social and health care management services to assist individuals remain in their own homes and communities.

While most of the program participants also receive In-Home Supportive Services, MSSP provides on-going care coordination, links participants to other needed community services and resources, coordinates with health care providers, and purchases some needed services that are not otherwise available to prevent or delay institutionalization. The total annual combined cost of care management and other services must be lower than the cost of receiving care in a skilled nursing facility.

A team of health and social service professionals provides each MSSP participant with a complete health and psychosocial assessment to determine needed services. The team then works with the MSSP participant, their physician, family, and others to develop an individualized care plan. Services include:

  • Care management
  • Adult day care
  • Housing assistance
  • Supplemental in-home chore and supplemental personal care services
  • Respite services
  • Transportation services
  • Supplemental protective services
  • Meal services
  • Special communication assistance

Who Can Get These Services

Persons 65 years of age or older who are eligible for Medi-Cal under a qualifying primary Medi-Cal aid code and who are certified or certifiable for placement in a skilled nursing facility.

Click here to verify your Medi-Cal Eligibility

How To Find Services In My Area

You can locate a MSSP provider in your area by selecting your county on the Find Services in My County page of this website.