HEALTH & WELLNESS
Health and Wellness services promote the general well-being and welfare of older adults in Los Angeles County. Focusing on clinical, mental, and non-clinical services, these programs aim to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Older adults may be eligible for medical services at outpatient clinics including Harbor-UCLA Geriatric Clinic, Harbor-UCLA Lomita Family Medicine Geriatrics Assessment Clinic, LAC+USC Geriatric Clinic, and Olive View-UCLA Geriatric Clinic.
This program collects unused and unwanted household hazardous waste, including electronic waste, from the homes of older adults and/or disabled residents.
LA Found provides a free tracking device for individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism or other cognitive impairments who are prone to wandering. Caregivers and family members may can apply for free for a tracking device and training.
This program provides comprehensive healthcare coverage to older adults with limited income.
This no-cost health program for doctor visits, emergency room visits, and prescription medications is for low-income older adults who are not eligible for any other coverage or health insurance.
This program provides older adults with needle collection and disposal.
This Division houses several programs within the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. It includes the Office of Senior Health. The Division’s website contains numerous health promotion and disease prevention resources on lifestyle modification, nutrition, physical activity, and senior health. For inquiries, please visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This program provides public as well as professional resources and support to promote oral health in the community. Program priorities include prevention of dental caries, tobacco cessation, and oral health as it relates to cardiovascular disease risk reduction. For inquiries, please visit the program’s home website.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ Housing for Health division provides housing and services to people with complex medical and behavioral health conditions. These programs include Enriched Residential Care (ERC), Interim Housing (with Recuperative Care and Stabilizing Housing), and Permanent Supportive Housing. For more information, please call (323)-274-3600.
NON-CLINICAL SUPPORT SERVICES
This program for older and dependent adults in low-income households provides health and safety-related services such as personal care and domestic services.
This is a free and voluntary registry for In-Home Supportive Services clients (recipients) to locate providers (homecare workers);
Personal Assistance Services Council (PASC) Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services
PHYSICAL FITNESS AND EXERCISE
The Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of programming for older adults available in LA County Parks, including Healthy Senior Meal Programs, outdoor activities, and senior clubs.
Many Parks and Recreation facilities offer reduced fees for older adults to enjoy. Visit the link for a listing of the facilities.
There are a wide variety of trails for users of all fitness levels that offer opportunities for exercise, solitude, spiritual practices, physical and mental wellbeing, building social networks, testing athletic skills, and connecting with nature. The trails featured in the attached list of hikes for aging adults are a collection of Los Angeles County Trails described as “Easy Hikes” that are less than 3 miles in length and with an elevation gain of less than 300 feet. Many other trail options are available on the Trails LA County Website (www.trails.lacounty.gov) and Mobile App – the official trail guide to hundreds of miles of public trails across Los Angeles County.
Bowl Loop -0.81 mile
Cliffie Stone Trail -2.92 miles
Compton Creek Walking Path -0.17 mile
Darrell Readmond Trail -0.22 mile
Grasshopper Canyon Trail -0.47 mile
Hasley Canyon Trail -1.68 miles
Horse Lane Trail -0.57 mile
Japanese Garden Loop -0.03 mile
Nature Heritage Trail -0.45 mile
Pico Canyon Trail -0.59 mile
Poppy Trail -0.94 mile
Rio Hondo San Gabriel River Trail Connector -1.46 miles
San Gabriel River – Schabarum Connector -2.39 miles
San Jose Creek Trail -2.6 miles
Schabarum Grand Spur Trail -1.52 miles
Schabarum-Skyline Trail – San Gabriel Valley Overlook -0.06 mile
Smitty Trail -0.36 mile
Wiseburn Walking Path -0.26 mile
WNRA Nature Center Trail -0.13 mile
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
This non-law enforcement mental health field response team from the LA County Department of Mental Health provides a range of services including crisis intervention, mental health consultation, follow-ups and referrals. For inquiries, please call (213) 738-4924 or 1-(800) 854-7771.
Emergency Outreach and Triage Division (EOTD) Field Response Operations
(213) 738-4924; (800) 854-7771
Administered by the LA County Department of Mental Health, this program provides support for older adults who are experiencing mental illness and may benefit from case management, crisis intervention, medication management, housing, and other social services.
This program from the LA County Department of Mental Health provides mental health assessment, treatment, and case management for older adults 60 years of age and older.
Geriatric Evaluation Networks Encompassing Services Intervention Support Programs (GENESIS)
This LA County Department of Mental Health program provides services for LA County residents who have a major mental illness or symptoms of mental illness that are adversely affecting daily functioning.
This service addresses complaints and concerns of residents in skilled nursing and licensed board and care facilities. For more information please call 1(800) 510- 2020 or (800) 334- WISE (9473).
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department can conduct a safety and wellness check on someone not heard from or seen in a reasonable amount of time.
This is a state-mandated 24 hours 7 days a week social services program. APS social workers investigate and respond to allegations of abuse, neglect or self-neglect, and exploitation of elders and dependent adults who live in the community. Emergency situations are responded to immediately. After investigation, a service plan is developed with the client’s consent to meet the client’s unique needs. For more information, please call (877) 477-3646.
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES AND GUIDANCE
This program provides free diet and nutrition seminars designed to improve the knowledge, behaviors, and environment of culturally diverse low-income older adults who frequent Congregate Meal sites. The program also encourages active lifestyles and healthy food choices within a limited budget. Due to the public health crisis, we are currently operating this program virtually only.
For further inquiries about CalFresh Healthy Living, please call us at (800) 510-2020.
This program provides services to assist functionally-impaired older adults (ages 60 and older) with in-home respite, Alzheimer’s day care, care management, personal care, and household chores. For inquiries and service providers close to you, please call (800) 510-2020 or visit the website below.
This program provides free community education and counseling assistance with Medicare and related health insurance issues through informal advocacy or legal representation. For inquiries, please call (213) 383-4519 or (800) 510- 2020.
Administered by the LA County Department of Mental Health, older adults may participate in mental health and wellness trainings and outreach.
This map of displays mental health service providers in Los Angeles County.
This program provides support for LA County residents who need help to manage their own affairs after a request conservatorship has been filed. For eligibility requirements, please visit the website below for more information.
This page displays locations around LA County that provide primary care, urgent care, emergency, women’s health, specialty care, labs & radiology, substance use, and pharmacy services.
LA County Adult Protective Services in partnership with Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, hosts informational sessions for older adults featuring expert presenters on topics including consumer protection, avoiding scams, and how to recognize and report suspected elder abuse.
This program provides care management, including comprehensive information and assistance, to prevent premature or inappropriate institutionalization of frail, at-risk older adults and functionally-impaired adults. For more information, please visit the Older Adult Services below or call 800-510-2020.